As already reported, the amount of pension savings of contributors to the Unified Accumulative Pension Fund as of October 1, 2022 exceeded KZT14.1 trillion. The share of accumulated net investment income in pension savings, taking into account benefits paid, in this amount is 36.7%.
The net investment income provided by the National Bank since 2014 (the end of the process of merging all pension assets into the UAPF) amounted to KZT6.8 trillion.
Despite the volatility of the financial markets, which is typical for 2022, due to the diversification of the investment portfolio of pension assets by instruments, industries and currencies, during July, a positive investment income was earned for nine months, a net investment income in amount of KZT716.8 billion was distributed to the accounts of depositors and beneficiaries. The return for the last 12 months on pension assets secured by the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan (from October 2021 to September 2022) amounted to 7.52%.
Note that pension savings are long-term investments and it is advisable to analyze the amount of investment income for a period of at least 1 (one) year. Short-term data (weekly, monthly, etc.) are not indicative, because subject to constant changes in market conditions.
For example, the cumulative return on pension assets over 5 years amounted to 55.8% with cumulative inflation of 53.7%.
If we take an even longer period, then the investment return from the date of the foundation of the funded pension system (1998) to October 1, 2022, on an accrual basis, amounted to 722.84%, with inflation for the entire period of 646.37%
Thus, in the medium and long term, a positive real (exceeding accumulated inflation) return on pension savings is ensured.
The entire system of investment management and accounting of pension assets is transparent: each contributor has the opportunity to see their investment income in their personal account on the enpf.kz website or in a mobile application.
Information on investment management of UAPF pension assets and financial instruments in which UAPF pension assets are placed is published on the official website of UAPF (www.enpf.kz) in the section “Indicators/Investment activity”.
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