|A. Accrued liability||$75.9B||$375.0B|
|B. Actual value of assets||$75.9B||$261.6B|
|C. Value of assets based on 7.79% return||$75.9B||$261.6B|
|D. Actual funded status (B ÷ A)||100%||69.8%|
|E. Funded status based on 7.79% return (C ÷ A)||100%||69.8%|
This tool displays the actual funded status of the CalPERS PERF fund during the twenty-year period of 1993 to 2013. It compares the actual funded status to what it would have been had investments yielded a fixed return in each of those twenty years.
In 1993 the funded status was 100%, but by 2013 it had dropped to 69.8%, a shortfall of $103.4B. The shortfall is often blamed on investment return being less than hoped for. This tool allows you to explore if this is actually true or not.
Select a value for the fixed return using the form above. Hover your mouse cursor over the plots to see numerical values. Here are some example returns you might want to try: