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Newfound Soup

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Score! A newfie has promised me some island salsify from her own private stash!

I’ll have to reward her kind generosity with some tasty salsify soup.

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Written by macheide

13 February 2015 at 7:52 pm

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Pension Volatility — Employer Contribution vs Investment Returns

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Pension Employer Contribution vs Asset Return 2014 dec (50)Employer contributions to pension plans, as illustrated and discussed in my previous post, might seem more volatile than corporate finance officers, investors and creditors and other interested parties (such as the pension plan participants) might like to see. Imagine, for instance, if the employer’s “contributions” to direct compensation paid for salaries were as volatile. But compared to pension asset returns, another key factor in the costs of pension plans, employer contributions appear relatively stable.

For 50 U.S. public corporations with calendar fiscal years, this chart shows employer contributions to single-employer defined benefit pension plans (orange smooth line) contrasted with investment returns on the pension plans’ assets (blue volatile line) for 2000 through 2014.

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Written by macheide

13 February 2015 at 6:18 pm

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