Swiss pension funds see boost in funding ratio following market turmoil

Swiss pension funds have seen their funding ratios increase to 106.8% at the end of August through positive return of 0.3%, according to Complementa’s latest Risk Check-up 2020 report. The recent turmoil in equity markets led to a slump in funding ratios of 8.1%, which have recovered by August by 6.8 percentage points, but compared to the prior year remain down by 1.3 percentage points. According to Complementa, pension schemes have to generate 2.2% in returns by the end of the year in order to keep funding ratios at constant levels.

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