Mercer Canada | DB Destinations

Mercer Canada | DB Destinations

WHAT IS YOUR DEFINED BENEFIT DESTINATION?

DB plan sponsors are navigating a very challenging environment – highly uncertain markets, persistent low interest rates and increasing longevity. Faced with these challenges, organizations are increasingly seeking their DB plan’s safe arrival point – their DB Destination.  Although the target destination and desired route will differ for each plan, most share common objectives of minimizing risk, managing costs and effectively navigating the challenging environment.

DB DESTINATION: STRATEGIC ADVICE ON CRITICAL DECISIONS AND ISSUES

Taking an active strategic approach in establishing your DB Pension Plan goals, and clarifying the destination for the near and long term hasn't been more critical than right now.

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT STATE?

THE OPEN PLAN:
“STEADY AS SHE GOES”

THE CLOSED PLAN:
“COURSE CORRECTION”

THE FROZEN PLAN:
“DESTINATION AHEAD”

INCREASING PRESSURES

HIGHLY
UNCERTAIN
MARKETS


PERSISTENT LOW
INTEREST RATES


INCREASING
LONGEVITY

EMPLOYERS ARE ASKING SOME DIFFICULT QUESTIONS – 
MERCER CAN HELP

WILL ROBUST ECONOMIC GROWTH RETURN IN THE FACE OF AN AGING POPULATION AND THE EMERGENCE OF SIGNIFICANT GEO-POLITICAL RISKS?

ARE WE IN A LOWER FOR LONGER INTERESTRATE ENVIRONMENT?

CAN WE EXPECT STRONG EQUITY RETURNS GOING FORWARD?

ARE WE TAKING ON TOO MUCH RISK OR NOT ENOUGH RISK IN CONSIDERATION OF THE LOW YIELDING YET HIGHLY VOLATILE ENVIRONMENT?

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