Articles | January 31, 2022
During the fourth quarter of 2021, the funded status of the model pension plan examined in each issue of Prism rose by 4 percentage points, to 101 percent, as illustrated in the graph below.
This increase in funded status is primarily attributable to a 4 percent increase in assets.
U.S. equity markets performed very well during the fourth quarter, to close out a third consecutive calendar year of above-20 percent returns. Developed international equities also performed well for the quarter and the year, but trailed U.S. equities for a fourth consecutive quarter.
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