Global equities continued to rally in February, resulting in a solid gain of over 3% for the month. Overall performance however was mixed -- returns were 48 basis points (0.48%) above the Fund’s benchmark return for the month but 454 basis points (4.54%) below benchmark for the 12-month period ending February 28, 2015.
The net return after the first six months of the plan year stands at 5.2768% (September 1, 2014 through February 28, 2015). 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.