Malaysia: A new set of mortality tables has recently been published – M1115, based on the study of Malaysian assured lives from 2011 to 2015. The defined benefit market is not very large (besides the civil servants pension fund, which is). Private sector defined benefit (DB) plans that do exist typically pay lump sums at retirement, so this change will not be expected to materially affect retirement scheme liabilities.
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