The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) is looking at the patterns in risk transfer activity as companies seek to eliminate pension benefit obligations.

By looking at pension plan sponsors' Form 5500 filings from the period of 2009–2013, PBGC actuaries identified companies that had recent risk transfers.

In their study of risk transfer events (RTEs), PBGC was looking for a greater level of depth in available information, seeking more than is generally contained in press reports of events conducted by major companies.

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