Pension Savings: The Real Return 2020 Edition

Better Finance

Summary of Report

The main question this report seeks to answer is: How much on average, was the pension saver left with after charges and inflation were deducted from his benefits at the end of different periods, compared to the amounts he saved? The aggregate summary return tables show – for occupational/collective (“pillar II”) and voluntary/individual (“Pillar III” pension products – the annual average rate of return on investments in each country based on 5 periods: 1, 3, 7, 10 years and since the start of the available reporting period (differs case by case). These standardised periods eliminate inception and market timing biases, allowing to “purely” compare performances between different pension schemes.