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Monthly Pension Update: December 2019

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Pension Plan Fund rate 4.1% through December 2019

Most equity markets continued to advance in December, resulting in a modest gain of 0.41% (net of fees) for the month. Overall performance continued to be mixed, however -- returns were 51 basis points (0.51%) above the Fund’s benchmark return for the month but 173 basis points (1.73%) below benchmark for the 12-month period ending December 31, 2019.

The net return after the first four months of the 2019-20 plan year stands at 4.1042% (September 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019). For additional detail, please see the 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.