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RPT-U.S. insurers sense opportunity in unwanted pension plans

Tuesday Feb 14 Read more: Reuters

Feb 14 U.S. insurers are buying corporate pension plans at a record clip as rising interest rates and all-time high stock-market values give companies the perfect excuse to offload them. Calculating they can make more money from selling companies an annuity to cover the cost of the pension plans and then invest the proceeds in bonds and other securities, insurers are competing to persuade corporate America to sell them their pension risk.

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