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

CalPERS 2017-18 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

Each year around the holidays, we release our Comprehensive Annual Financial Report—affectionately called the “CAFR” around CalPERS.

It is a detailed summary of CalPERS’ financial standing through the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018.

The CAFR by the Numbers

  1. $354 billion: That is our net assets (also known as the net position) figure for the fiscal year for the Public Employees’ Retirement Fund, an increase of nearly $28 billion compared to the previous fiscal year.
  2. 8.6 percent: This is our fiscal year investment net return in the Public Employees’ Retirement Fund. This is the ninth consecutive year of positive returns.
  3. 2,892: This is the number of employers we contract with for pension benefits.
  4. 1,958,888: All of us—the total number of CalPERS members.
  5. 1,462,260: Members and their families covered in the CalPERS health program.
  6. $22.9 billion: Benefits paid out to 694,570 retirees and beneficiaries. This is an increase of approximately $1.5 billion from the previous fiscal year.

The full 2017-18 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (PDF)  is available online for your reading pleasure. You can also find our Public Agency Valuation Reports in Forms & Publications on the CalPERS website.