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6 Facts to Know About This Year’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Report

Each year around the holidays, we release our Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR). It is a detailed summary of CalPERS’ financial standing through the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021.

Here are some quick facts to know about the ACFR by the numbers:

  • $477.3 billion: That is our net assets (also known as the net position) figure for the fiscal year for the Public Employees’ Retirement Fund (PERF), an increase of more than $84 billion compared to the previous fiscal year.
  • 21.3%: This is our fiscal year investment net return for the PERF. This is the twelfth consecutive year of positive returns.
  • 2,892: This is the number of employers we contract with for pension benefits.
  • 2,077,295: All of us—the total number of benefit recipients and members (PERF).
  • 1,530,934: Members and their families covered in the CalPERS health program.
  • $27.4 billion: Benefits paid out to more than 750,000 retirees and beneficiaries. This is an increase of approximately $1.6 billion or 6.3% from the previous fiscal year (PERF).

The full FY 2020-21 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (PDF) is available online for further reading.