Considerations in the Evaluation of Gain Sharing Designs

Research Projects – Pension


The Society of Actuaries is pleased to release a report discussing a number of design issues along with methods for analyzing the likely cost of gain sharing provisions. The report includes an accompanying Excel model. The report was authored by Colin England, Thomas Lowman, and Ann Sturner of Bolton Partners, Inc.


Considerations in the Evaluation of Gain Sharing Designs Report

Considerations in the Evaluation of Gain Sharing Designs Model

Thank You

The Pension Section would like to thank the members of the Project Oversight Group for their valuable input:

  • Mita Drazilov
  • Marilyn Oliver
  • Graham Schmidt
  • Andy Peterson, SOA Staff Fellow
  • Steve Siegel, SOA Research Actuary
  • Barbara Scott, SOA Research Administrator

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