Chart: New Jersey Pension Turns In Below-Median Performance

NJ investment performance relative to other plans

Over the last decade, New Jersey’s pension investments have out-performed those of similar public pension fund. But in more recent years, New Jersey’s performance has fallen off. Although its returns have climbed into double-digits, it hasn’t kept pace with its peers.

Here’s a closer look at the New Jersey’s pension returns over the last four years:

NJ returns vs median

2012 was a down year for nearly every pension fund. But New Jersey managed to perform better than its peers on that occasion. Otherwise, the last four years have been marked by under-performance.

 

Chart 1 credit: New Jersey Treasury Department

Chart 2 credit: International Business Times

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