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Financial position of Dutch pension funds improved in fourth quarter of 2021


Published: 25 January 2022

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In the fourth quarter of 2021, Dutch pension funds saw their financial position improve for the seventh consecutive quarter, as pension assets increased by €63 billion to €1,815 billion, while the value of liabilities remained virtually unchanged at €1,588 billion.

Average funding ratio of Dutch pension funds stood at 114.3%

The Dutch pension sector’s average funding ratio came to 114.3% as at 31 December 2021. This represents a 4.0 percentage point increase from 30 September 2021 (see Figure 1). It is now well above the figure for a year ago, which was 100.3%. The funding ratio reflects a pension fund’s current financial position, expressing the ratio between available assets and liabilities.

The policy funding ratio came to 108.2% as at 31 December 2021. This represents a 3.5 percentage point increase from 30 September 2021. The policy funding ratio is the average of the funding ratios for the past twelve months. It increased because the funding ratios in the fourth quarter of 2021 were higher than those in the corresponding quarter of 2020.

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