Despite positive performance from “risky asset markets,” the typical U.S. corporate pension plan saw its funding ratio drop by 1% thanks to the drowning effects of high rising liabilities, a new study claims.

In a Friday analysis, UBS Global Asset Management (UBS GAM) said in its quarterly study “U.S. Pension Fund Fitness Tracker” that a 5% increase in assets, which were derived from a good September performance, was cancelled out by the more than 6% increase in liabilities.

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