The State Pension Fund of Finland

The State Pension Fund of Finland (VER) was established in 1990 to balance state pension expenditure. VER invests pension assets and helps the state to prepare for financing future pensions. VER is a long-term investor characterised by a high standard of professionalism and an ethical code of conduct. VER operates as part of the prefunded Finnish pension system.

 

 

4.4%

VER's return during 1 January - 30 September 2016

 

3.5%

VER's return during 1 July - 30 September 2016

 

7.7%

VER's five-year average nominal return per annum (30 September 2016)

 

4.6%

VER's ten-year average nominal return per annum (30 September 2016)

 

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The return on the investments made by the State Pension Fund (VER) reached 4.4 per cent during 1 January–30 September 2016. The return during the third quarter was 3.5 per cent.

Nobelist at VER

The State Pension Fund received an honored guest lecturer as Nobel Prize winner Professor Robert C. Merton visited the office.

Strategy

In June 2016, the Board of Directors of the State Pension Fund (VER) adopted a strategy that provides a more detailed description of VER’s objectives and outlines the policies designed to achieve them.

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18.5

The market value of VER's investment portfolio was EUR 18.5 billion on 30 September 2016.