Recently, there have been widely publicized annuity buyout transactions for the pension plans of Fortune 500® corporations.1 What impact have these transactions had on the desire of other companies to de-risk their plans? How many companies plan to completely divest all of their pension liabilities?
To answer these questions and more, MetLife – which has been tracking pension risk transfer (PRT) trends and developments for nearly 20 years – commissioned a survey of 253 defined benefit (DB) plan sponsors who have de-risking goals (either near- or long-term) for their pension plans.
MetLife’s 2021 PRT Poll also sheds light on:
• The catalysts driving plan sponsors’ decisions to transfer plan risk
• Whether the economic recovery and COVID-19 pandemic have impacted de-risking plans
• The ideal timing and the most important considerations for a pension risk transfer to an insurer
Download MetLife’s latest PRT Poll — and see why the pension risk transfer market is expected to be very active for years to come.