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Constructing a Glide Path for Defined Benefit

June 2018

A glide path, in the context of a defined benefit pension plan, seeks to identify how a plan’s asset allocation will evolve over time as the plan’s funded status improves. The linked Insights outlines Rocaton’s principals for constructing a glide path. For those plan sponsors that have not yet embraced the concept of a glide path, but are contemplating implementing one, and for plans with an existing glide path, we feel that the these principles may serve as a helpful guide.

 

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