The end of 2018 saw market volatility drive down funding levels for pension plans, and while they have rebounded since then, plan sponsors continued to buy group annuities at a record pace, hitting nearly $5 billion in 2018. The market also saw more activity with plan sponsors embarking on liability driven investment strategies to manage the volatility. In this Canadian Pension Risk Strategies publication, Brent Simmons participated with four other industry thought leaders to discuss the record-breaking group annuity market and the innovative investment solutions plan sponsors are using to make their fixed income assets work harder.