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International Pension Plan Survey Report 2015

February 11, 2016


  • Funded DC remains the most prevalent design basis, with DB plans still in operation but typically closed to new members and dwindling in numbers.
  • Contract-based plans represent an increasing share of IPP/ISPs, reaching 43% in 2015.
  • This year the IPP survey contains a feature article on how crisis countries can use an IPP or ISP as a pensions or savings solution.

This report summarises the results of the 2015 International Pension Plan survey; an annual survey conducted by Willis Towers Watson regarding international pension plan (IPP) and international savings plan (ISP) specific design elements and membership criteria. The survey covered 721 plans sponsored by 638 companies. The number of participants continues the increasing trend from previous years, showing that the survey continues to gain interest and that new plans are being created. Among survey respondents, 23 new plans were set up in 2015.

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