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.




VER’s five-year average annual return (1 January 2014 – 31 December 2018)



VER’s ten-year average annual return (1 January 2009 – 31 December 2018)



VER’s average annual return 1 January 2001 – 31 December 2018


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At fair values, the total return on the investments made by the State Pension Fund of Finland (VER) in 2018 was -3.4 per cent. VER’s average rate of return was 4.4 per cent for the past five years and 6.4 per cent for the past 10 years.


The market value of VER's investment portfolio was EUR 18.5 billion on 31 December 2018.


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.