March 19, 2020

Managing your pension risks through the coronavirus pandemic  


COVID-19 needs no introduction, but its implications for pension plans are likely to be significant and far-reaching. The world is adapting rapidly, dramatic policy measures are being introduced, asset prices are fluctuating and levels of fear have escalated. The future presents great uncertainty, however careful planning and the right actions taken today could help you stay on the right trajectory for more robust outcomes for your members. Download Mercer’s latest paper Covid-19: Managing your pension risks to get a better understanding of the current landscape and key considerations that should be top of mind.


The paper provides a number of market scenarios that you might consider applying to your arrangements as a planning tool, i.e. to allow you pre-think the practical aspects of how you will respond. We then set out a range of actions to consider including understanding your financing and cashflow needs, rebalancing and restructuring your investment arrangements and managing, assessing and reacting to engage members and ensure optimal governance.


The coming weeks and possible months will be challenging, however Mercer has excellent business continuity arrangements in place and has the expertise to help you navigate and plan through these difficult times ahead.


Please contact us if you would like to speak to a Mercer consultant about any of the issues raised in this paper.


Download the Covid-19, Managing your pension risks

Download the Covid-19: Managing Pension Risk report

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