We are focused on our strategy of building a diversified portfolio of high-quality investments, which target net average annual investment returns in the range of 7-11%.

In 2016, OMERS achieved a net investment return of 10.3%, compared to a net return of 6.7% in 2015, and our 2016 benchmark of 7.9%.

The OMERS advantage

the OMERS advantage

Net assets

OMERS 2016 net assets grew $8.1 billion -- to $85.2 billion in 2016, with all asset classes producing solid returns.


Asset allocation

We have a Board-approved asset mix for the Plan (updated in December, 2016), designed to deliver returns over the long term, to provide secure and sustainable pensions.

More information on our investing by asset types

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.

Investment return history
For the period ending December 31, 2016 1 Year 5 Year 10 Year 20 year
Net return 10.3% 8.5% 5.6% 7.1%
Further detail on our 2016 investment performance [PDF]