Pension Indicator Updated for April 30, 2024

The Only Constant is Change

By: Matthew Klein, Vice President & Consulting Actuary, USICG

Welcome to the April 30, 2024 edition of the Pension Indicator. While it still carries on, this will be my final commentary. I could not have imagined when this site was launched in 2009 what would have unfolded. The site was started as a direct result of the volatility of the Great Recession and a need to routinely update and reset expectations every month. No one was predicting a decade-plus of interest rates near and eventually hitting historical lows, nor the rapid rebound the past couple years. My only prediction is that the next 15 years will continue to surprise all of us in unexpected ways.

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Information provided in this article is general in nature, is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as investment advice. Performance data represents past performance. Past performance is not indicative of future results.

Year to Date Investment Mix (Net)
Plan TypeGrowthBalancedLDI LiteLDI
Frozen (for several years) 6.7% 5.2% 3.0% -0.2%
 Recently Frozen 9.0% 7.5% 5.2% 2.0%
 Ongoing Traditional 11.6% 10.1% 7.7% 4.4%
 Cash Balance 7.4% 5.9% 3.7% 0.5%
Month-over-Month Investment Mix (Net)
Plan TypeGrowthBalancedLDI LiteLDI
 Frozen (for several years) 0.7% 0.4% -0.3% -1.1%
 Recently Frozen 2.1% 1.8% 1.1% 0.2%
 Ongoing Traditional 3.7% 3.4% 2.7% 1.8%
 Cash Balance 1.1% 0.8% 0.2% -0.7%
12-Month Change Investment Mix (Net)
Plan TypeGrowthBalancedLDI LiteLDI
 Frozen (for several years) 16.8% 13.6% 9.9% 5.0%
 Recently Frozen 19.4% 16.1% 12.3% 7.3%
 Ongoing Traditional
22.3% 19.0% 15.1% 9.9%
 Cash Balance 17.7% 14.5% 10.7% 5.8%

Please click on the "Historical" tab at the top of the website for longer time periods, including Five-Year and Return Since Inception (1/1/2016).

Frozen Plan 7 31

Recently Frozen Plan 7 31

Ongoing Plan 7 31

Cash Balance 7 31




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