CalPERS Posts 13.26% Return for 2012

The US$ 252 billion California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) had a positive performance in 2012 of 13.26%. The 2012 annual return was slightly below the 14.43% benchmark return. 2012 private equity returns attributed to the lower return.

CalPERS has an annual target rate return of 7.5% to meets its obligations; it was lowered in February 2012 from 7.75%.

In 2007, CalPERS at its apex was valued at US$ 260 billion and dropped as low as US$ 160 billion in March 2009.

Some 2012 Asset Class Returns

  • Global Equities – 17.18%
  • Private Equity – 12.24%
  • Fixed Income – 7.64%
  • Real Estate – 12.79%

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