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Article 28.4.2022

Finnish pension system in a nutshell

Finland has one of the best pension systems in the world - and that’s a fact. But if you’re starting a business in Finland, you might be wondering why it’s mandatory for entrepreneurs to take out pension insurance. Or for employers to get pension insurance for their employees? We are here to help you!

Finnish pension system in a nutshell
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  1. Asset diversification and zero interest rates
    Diversification across asset classes and geographically is mandatory from both risk management’s and returns’ perspectives. Traditional diversification has faced new challenges in the zero interest rate macro environment over the last years. Financial stability regulation also has a profound effect on high-return diversification possibilities in Finland’s pension system.
    Asset diversification and zero interest rates
  2. Ilmarinen’s Interim Report 1 January to 30 June 2021: Return on investments was 8.9 per cent, solvency capital grew to more than EUR 15 billion and customers’ payrolls started to rise
    The return on Ilmarinen’s investment portfolio was 8.9% (-2.0%) or EUR 4.7 billion thanks to the strong performance of the equity markets. The market value of investments grew to EUR 57.5 (53.3) billion. The long-term average return on investments was 6.1 per cent. This corresponds to an annual real return of 4.6 per cent.
    Ilmarinen’s Interim Report 1 January to 30 June 2021: Return on investments was 8.9 per cent, solvency capital grew to more than EUR 15 billion and customers’ payrolls started to rise
  3. The death of responsible investing – why externalities redefine traditional investing
    ‘Today’s externalities are tomorrow’s risks that then become day-after-tomorrow’s losses’  - Pavan Sukhdev, President of WWF International   
    The death of responsible investing – why externalities redefine traditional investing
  4. Specialist of the Month: Gerald Esono
    At Ilmarinen, we take care of the pension security of more than a million Finns. For almost 60 years we have worked together with employers to create a better working life and promote work ability. But who are the people doing this work? Read on to see what our Specialist of the Month Gerald Esono has to say about his work.
    Specialist of the Month: Gerald Esono
  5. Ilmarinen’s Interim Report 1 January to 31 March 2021: Return on investments was 4.8 per cent, solvency and net customer acquisition strengthened
    The return on Ilmarinen’s investment portfolio was +4.8% (-7.5%) or EUR 2.5 billion thanks to the positive performance of the equity markets. The market value of investments grew to EUR 55.4 (53.3) billion. The long-term average return on investments was 6.0 per cent. This corresponds to an annual real return of 4.5 per cent.
    Ilmarinen’s Interim Report 1 January to 31 March 2021: Return on investments was 4.8 per cent, solvency and net customer acquisition strengthened
  6. Ilmarinen strengthens its collaboration with international investors to slow down climate change – joined IIGCC
    Ilmarinen increases its collaboration with other institutional investors. It has joined IIGCC – Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change. By joining forces internationally, institutional investors can make real changes happen to slow down the climate change.
    Ilmarinen strengthens its collaboration with international investors to slow down climate change – joined IIGCC
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