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Investing Performance

The pandemic’s serious and far-reaching health concerns created, among its many impacts, economic and financial instability across industries and geographies. In short, the year was a difficult one for OMERS as an investor and, as a result, our net investment return was a loss of 2.7%, which fell short of our absolute return benchmark for the year of 6.9%.


The OMERS advantage


Net assets

OMERS funded status on a smoothed basis was 97% in 2020, unchanged from the prior year.


Investment return history

While we measure our investment performance annually, we emphasize long-term performance, as pensions are paid over decades. Consistent long-term performance is important.

Net return history

1-year

3-year

5-year

10-year

20-year

-2.7%

3.7%

6.5%

6.7%

6.0%