Human Resources

Human Resources

Human Resources

site header

Monthly Pension Update: March 2017

Pension Plan Fund rate 5.85% through March 2017

Global bond markets continued to add to positive equity returns in March, resulting in a modest gain of 0.8% (net of fees) for the month. Overall performance however was mixed -- returns were 17 basis points (0.17%) below the Fund’s benchmark return for the month but 225 basis points (2.25%) above benchmark for the 12-month period ending March 31, 2017.

The net return after the first seven months of the plan year stands at 5.8517% (September 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017). For additional detail, please see the new monthly report on Fund performance prepared by Investment Services.

Note that the current fund rate, which is calculated monthly based on reports from both our managers and the Plan's trustee, is now used to determine final values for members who decide to initiate pension benefit payments as well as for those who elect to transfer their account balances following termination or retirement. Active and deferred member balances are updated once each year based on the fund rate of return following our year-end of August 31.

For more information, please contact the Pensions Services unit of the Department of Human Resources.