Long-term Real Return

INVESTMENTS AT A GLANCE

Long-term Real Return

(As of 30 September 2019)

*As described in paragraph 5 of the Investment Policy Statement (IPS): “The Fund’s current ‘Long-Term Investment Objective’ is to meet or exceed a 3.5% real rate of return (net of inflation, as measured by the US Consumer Price Index) in USD dollar terms annualized over the long term (15 years and longer)”.

1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years 15 Years 20 Years 25 Years 50 Years
Nominal Return (%) 3.8 5.6 8.0 5.8 6.8 6.7 6.0 7.3 8.5
US CPI (%) 1.7 2.0 2.1 1.5 1.7 2.0 2.1 2.2 3.9
Real Return (Inf. Adj.) (%) 2.0 3.5 5.8 4.2 5.0 4.6 3.8 5.0 4.3
Excess Return vs. 3.5% -1.4 0.0 2.2 0.7 1.4 1.1 0.3 1.5 0.8

Note:
Nominal returns are annualized.
Nominal returns and the US-CPI are rounded off to the single decimal point.
Real returns are calculated using a geometric difference.
Excess of 3.5% is calculated using a geometric difference.
Quarterly numbers are provided with one quarter lag due to delays in obtaining valuations for Alternative Investments, Real Estate, and other Private Markets Investments.
Year-end numbers are up-to-date and usually available by end of April the following year.
(Data from independent Master Record Keeper)