Defined benefit plan

Forbes  Nov 30  Comment 
Lessons I have learned in working with General Electric's Pension Trust
DailyFinance  May 6  Comment 
Drastic improvements in the funded status of many defined benefit (DB) plans make this a critical time for plan sponsors to evaluate their plan strategy and objectives. For many, that may trigger a search for a new service...
Forbes  Jun 28  Comment 
Today's guest columnist is author Bill Schultheis. The beat goes on.  Corporate America continues its relentless shift away from defined benefit plans and toward defined contributions in helping workers prepare for retirement. Recently,...
Investing School  Oct 3  Comment 
There are a number of different employer-sponsored retirement plans. One of them is the Defined-Benefit plan. As the name implies, the benefits an employee receives upon retirement will be determined by a specific formula; they are defined. ...
The Globe and Mail  Sep 23  Comment 
Canada's biggest bank seeks cost savings down the road


A defined benefit plan is a retirement plan that is sponsored by an individual's employer. The employee's benefits are calculated by using a formula that accounts for factors such as salary history and duration of employment.

A defined benefit plan is different from many pensions because the investment risk and portfolio management is entirely operated by the company. Therefore, the payouts to retirees are determined by their own factors, like length of employment and not that returns of the company's investments.

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