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Report: Alton Firefighters Pension Fund lost $458K in investment income in 2016

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By Local Labs News Service | May 17, 2018

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After projecting its investments would grow by 6.75 percent, the Alton Firefighters Pension Fund lost 2.80 percent on its investments in 2016, according to data reported to the Illinois Department of Insurance Pension Division.

The DOI biennial report detailing the health of each of the pension funds shows the Alton Firefighters Pension Fund's had $18,062,717 in investment assets last year. It paid $48,153 in investment expenses and lost $458,450 in investment income.

Pension funds and retirement systems set actuarial assumptions to project returns on investments to cover obligations to pensioners. When they fall short, the difference has to be made up from other sources primarily from taxpayers and member contributions.

Alton Firefighters Pension Fund investment performance
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
Investment assets
$19,163,035
$18,489,203
$19,199,427
$19,053,322
$18,062,717
Investment expenses
$65,558
$74,935
$76,552
$70,865
$48,153
Investment income
$1,621,811
$949,755
$1,697,061
$1,061,293
-$458,450
Net investment income to assets
8.12%
4.73%
8.44%
5.20%
-2.80%
Actuarial assumption
6.75%
6.75%
6.75%
6.75%
6.75%

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