MSCI: North American companies have largest pension funding problem

The level of underfunding in corporate pension funds is at its worst in North America, shows analysis by MSCI ESG Research.  The firm looked at the funded status of almost 5,300 companies that disclose details of their defined benefit funds, across North America, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific and Japan. It analyzed the ratio of underfunded liabilities to annual revenues of the company.

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