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Defined benefit (DB) pension plans


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Managing pension risk and defined benefit plan funding.

Strong funding ratios present an opportunity to re-examine your options to effectively manage plan assets and liabilities to help reduce volatility on the organization’s balance sheet.

We can help evaluate your risk mitigation options—from adjusting your liability driven investing (LDI) strategy to transferring pension risk and more.

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Strategies for defined benefit plan termination.

Looking to develop or refine your pension plan termination strategy? We can help position your plan for what’s next.

Step-by-step DB plan termination timeline (PDF)

Expertise and leadership for your complete pension plan needs.

As the number one defined benefit plan provider, a global asset manager, and a market leader in pension risk transfer 
solutions, we have the experience to help you confidently manage your pension plan. ,

Principal® can provide you with customizable solutions that work together including:

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  • Pension risk management and transfer strategies
  • Asset and liability modeling (ALM)
  • Actuarial valuation reporting and services
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