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PNC Institutional Advisory Solutions® (PNC IAS) has built a long-standing reputation for delivering a wide range of sophisticated investment solutions designed to help defined benefit plan sponsors meet their unique investment challenges and achieve growth goals, while mitigating risk and minimizing administrative burdens.
At a high level, our liability-centric approach is designed to help create a smoother path to full funding by managing assets relative to liabilities. We follow a structured process that starts with understanding the plan sponsor’s goals and objectives and leads to implementing and monitoring a customized investment strategy.
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We provide our clients with the option to implement de-risking strategies for their plans to address the volatility of their plan’s financials. We follow a five-step approach to liability-centric management that hinges on using goals and objectives and an asset-liability study to generate and inform an optimized glidepath, custom liability hedging, and monitoring / rebalancing.
We deliver access to our original research on financial markets and the relevant investment trends and regulatory issues to help our defined benefit clients make informed decisions. We make it our job to sort what’s relevant from the noise so that your organization can redeploy its time to its primary business.
We understand the unique requirements of defined benefit plans, and we’re experienced in meeting the changing needs. Our team provides the specialized support and personalized professional services necessary to help plan sponsors meet their fiduciary obligations.
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Guidance on governance and fiduciary structure, IPS development, Asset Liability Study and strategic asset allocation
PNC acts as a 3(38) investment manager under ERISA, helping the plan sponsor fulfill its fiduciary duty to prudently manage plan assets
PNC manages daily valuation, transaction management, monitoring and execution of asset allocation changes
The safekeeping and segregation of plan assets in accordance with fiduciary obligations as applicable; periodic account statements
Investment implementation including manager research, contracting and transition management
Cash movement, benefit payments, tax withholding and reporting
Many institutional investors are searching for better ways to achieve their investment objectives while controlling risk and managing costs.
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Corporate pension funding levels declined during the second quarter. Although rising equity markets had a positive impact, the impact of declining interest rates (that increased liabilities) was much larger.
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As equity market and interest rates swings have recently increased pension funded status volatility, we discuss how plan sponsors can take advantage by adopting a well-executed glidepath strategy.
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