Finnish State Pension Fund's emerging market bonds yield a "splendid return"

In 2019, VER achieved its best annual return in ten years, received EUR 1.5 billion in pension contributions and transferred some EUR 1.9 billion to the government budget.

Emerging market fixed income investments yielded impressive returns at the State Pension Fund of Finland (VER) last year, where assets under management reached EUR 20.6bn.

"The investment market was exceptionally favorable in 2019 and the State Pension Fund did well. VER achieved its best annual return in ten years," says former CEO Timo Viherkenttä about the fund’s 13.8 percent total return. 

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