Swiss Pension Fund Study 2020: pension funds remain secure, but returns will continue to decline

Press release from 19 August 2020

The most recent pension fund study by Swisscanto Pensions Ltd. reveals enormous performance discrepancies, with returns ranging from 3.0% to 19.3%. This is particularly significant, since higher capital gains offer a way out of the political impasse: according to the study, an additional annual return of just 0.6% could, for example, render the politically controversial increase in the retirement age unnecessary. The benefit reductions resulting from a decrease in the minimum conversion rate from 6.8% to 6.0% could also be offset, meaning that the pillar 2 pension reform would be more likely to gain public approval.

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