MetLife's 2016 Lifetime Income Poll assessed defined contribution (DC) plan sponsors familiarity with – and knowledge about – regulatory developments by the U.S. Departments of Labor and Treasury to strengthen retirement security among U.S. workers. It also gauged how these plan sponsors view the role of DC plans in the provision of retirement income.
MetLife's 2015 Pension Risk Transfer Poll surveyed defined benefit (DB) plan sponsors from among the largest companies by plan asset size to gauge interest in pension de-risking, as well as the extent to which companies are taking proactive steps to prepare to de-risk.
MetLife's 2015 Stable Value StudySM is the third Stable Value Study that MetLife has commissioned to gain strategic insight into the current marketplace for this capital preservation investment option within DC plans. The inaugural study was conducted immediately following the financial crisis of 2008-2009. A second study on Stable Value was released in 2013. New in the 2015 study are comparisons to the other main capital preservation option, money market funds, with special attention to why one is chosen over the other.
MetLife's 2014 Qualified Retirement Plan Barometer was constructed to measure, at a point in time, whether and to what extent FORTUNE 1000TM plan sponsors are creating a retirement income culture within their respective companies. For purposes of this study, a retirement income culture is defined as one which places a balanced emphasis on retirement savings and retirement income.
MetLife's 2013 U.S. Pension Risk Behavior IndexSM measures large plan sponsors' aptitude for managing - and attitudes about - 18 investment, liability and business risks to which their plans are exposed. The study consists of two parts: an Index, which measures the extent to which plan sponsors are managing the risks they believe are most important, and an analysis, which examines patterns and inter-relationships between risk attitudes and behaviors.
Research studies and information included in the archive are for reference and historical perspectives only. Please refer to the most recent versions of particular studies commissioned by MetLife for current data and insights.