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Goldman Sachs: Borrow-To-Fund Approach Wise For Pensions

It’s been in vogue in recent years for corporations to de-risk their defined benefit plans to lower funded status volatility and obligations. In a new white paper, Goldman Sachs Asset Management argues that, with pension headwinds ongoing, plan sponsors should increasingly take a borrow-to-fund approach. Many sponsors, with little mandatory contribution requirements, may be holding off making de-risking moves in the current low interest rate environment, but the cost of waiting is also going up.
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