GE Pension Plan Underfunding
In the comments to the published article, FinancialDave has estimated return on plan assets at ~13% for FY 2017 which could result in plan assets increasing, subject to levels of company contributions to assets and beneficiary payments out of assets in 2017.
It should also be noted any interest rates increase could result in use of a higher discount rate in actuarial assessments of present value of plan obligations, thus reducing reported plan obligations.
Thanks to FinancialDave for drawing these considerations to attention. I will plan to update the table below when 2017 results are to hand.
TABLE - GE Pension Plan Underfunding
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