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Press release 11.2.2021

Ilmarinen’s financial statements 2020: Solvency strengthened further despite the coronavirus crisis, efficiency improved substantially

The return on Ilmarinen’s investments was 7.1 per cent as the coronavirus crisis was shaking the markets. The value of investment assets increased to an all-time high, more than EUR 53 billion, and solvency strengthened. Operating expenses decreased by 9 per cent.

Ilmarinen’s financial statements 2020: Solvency strengthened further despite the coronavirus crisis, efficiency improved substantially
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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Ilmarinen became a seed investor in a new Low Carbon Fund  with 170 million euros
    Ilmarinen has become a seed investor in AXA IM’s new mutual fund, the AXA WF US High Yield Low Carbon Bonds Fund, with 170 million euros. The fund is one of the first of its kind globally. The fund’s investment approach is fully ESG integrated and particularly focused on the carbon and water intensity scores of issuers. The investment is part of Ilmarinen’s overall responsible investment strategy. 
    Ilmarinen became a seed investor in a new Low Carbon Fund  with 170 million euros
  4. Ilmarinen reached almost all of its climate targets for 2016–2020 – Annual and Sustainability Report 2020 published
    Ilmarinen reached almost all of the climate targets it had set for the period 2016–2020. The most notable success was the 14 per cent decrease in the carbon footprint of real estate. Furthermore, investments in sustainable development nearly doubled and the carbon sinks of forest investments grew 44 per cent. The Annual and Sustainability Report for 2020, which is published today, also presents new forward-looking data and analysis on the climate impacts of investments.
    Ilmarinen reached almost all of its climate targets for 2016–2020 – Annual and Sustainability Report 2020 published
  5. Ilmarinen supports call for effective GHG pricing
    Ilmarinen has signed the new Call on Carbon initiative, which aims to ramp up climate investments and effective carbon pricing. The new petition was launched by Climate Leadership Coalition, Haga Initiativet and Skift Business Climate Leaders, and supported by Corporate Leaders Group, BCSD Portugal and CER – Sustainable Business Network Slovenia.
    Ilmarinen supports call for effective GHG pricing
  6. Ilmarinen’s financial statements 2020: Solvency strengthened further despite the coronavirus crisis, efficiency improved substantially
    The return on Ilmarinen’s investments was 7.1 per cent as the coronavirus crisis was shaking the markets. The value of investment assets increased to an all-time high, more than EUR 53 billion, and solvency strengthened. Operating expenses decreased by 9 per cent.
    Ilmarinen’s financial statements 2020: Solvency strengthened further despite the coronavirus crisis, efficiency improved substantially
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