The financial market recovery from the corona crisis has been surprisingly strong. The return on Veritas’ investments was 3.3 per cent in the third quarter. The return for the entire year remains slightly negative at -1.1 per cent.
- Interim report 1 January – September 2020 (pdf)
- Press release: Veritas’ return on investments was 3.3 per cent in July-September – solvency strengthened (22 October 2020)
Investment allocation by asset class
30 September 2020
We invest our accrued funds profitably and securely as a means of ensuring future pensions. The aim of our investment activities is to achieve the best possible return in order to ensure sustainable funding for pensions.
Our investment activities are professional, independent and responsible. We utilise a wide range of different revenue sources and diversify our investments internationally among different asset classes. Our investments comprise fixed-income investments, equity investments, real estate investments and other alternative investments.
Veritas’ solvency position has remained at a good level throughout the entire corona crisis and was 1.8 at the end of September. The solvency capital totalled EUR 732.8 million and the ratio of pension funds to funded technical provisions was 124.3 per cent.
The solvency capital serves as a risk buffer for the purposes of our investment activities and against insurance risk. It determines the pension provider’s capacity to bear risk and pursue higher returns on investment activities. High investment returns increase a pension provider’s solvency and, correspondingly, the solvency decreases during weaker investment years.
Veritas’ solvency has remained strong throughout the corona crisis
At Veritas, only CEO Carl Pettersson, Chief Investment Officer Kari Vatanen (all other investments than shares listed in Finland) and Equity Portfolio Manager Kim Fors (shares listed in Finland) are entitled to receive market soundings.
Market soundings must be sent by email (email@example.com), unless the recipient has given express permission to use an alternative method.