At a glance

  • The PPCmetrics Pension Ticker is a daily updated estimate of the performance and funding ratio of Swiss pension funds.
  • It reflects data from over 350 pension funds with an asset base of more than CHF 750bn and a number of beneficiaries of more than 3m.

PPCmetrics Pension Ticker per 24.09.2021
Actuarial funding ratio
119.8%
Economic funding ratio
113.2%
Year-to-date performance
6.5%

Data basis

The PPCmetrics Pension Ticker covers over 350 pension funds with a total of more than CHF 750bn in assets. The key figures of the PPCmetrics Pension Ticker are based on an approximated daily update of the asset allocation, the realised return and the target return.
The published key figures therefore change over time as a result of the financial market performance, but also because of changes in the asset allocation or the peer group composition, as well as the available pension fund data. The published key figures are always expressed as medians.

Definitions

Actuarial funding ratio: To calculate the actuarial funding ratio, pension assets are set in relation to pension liabilities. To compute pension liabilities, the plan benefits are discounted at the technical interest rate. The actuarial funding ratio is the com-mon regulatory measure of a pension fund’s financial situation (Art. 44 BVV 2).

Economic funding ratio: The economic funding ratio corresponds to the ratio of pension assets to liabilities as well. In this case, however, pension liabilities are val-ued at the current risk-free market interest rates and do not include liabilities from benefits that have not yet been vested, such as future pension losses, a future min-imum interest rate, etc.). Because of the consistent (mark to market) valuation of as-sets and liabilities, the economic funding ratio is a key figure for pension risk man-agement.

Year-to-date performance: This figure denotes the average (median) return of the peer group realised to date since 1 January of the current year (approximation).

How can we assist you?

As a leading consultant for pension funds, we have extensive knowledge of the Swiss pension fund market.

We would be pleased to assist you with the following services:

  • Extensive consulting in Asset and Liability Management (e.g. analysis of return requirements and risk capacity, optimisation of the investment strategy and assessment of new asset classes).
  • Individual peer group analyses of funding ratios, interest rates, returns, asset allocation, fees and many more, tailored to the needs of your pension fund.
  • Online access to extensive peer group comparisons of the structure of Swiss pension funds via our interactive web platform MyPPCmetrics.

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Lukas Riesen
Partner
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Dr. Oliver Dichter
Managing Consultant
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