Kansas City (MO) ERS Basics

  • Established 1962
  • Currently open to new hires
  • Plan covers local employees
  • Plan members covered by Social Security
  • Single employer

Assets, Participants, and Benefits

Assets at Year-End, Kansas City (MO) ERS, 2001-2022

Fiscal Year Net Assets (billions)
2001 0.64
2002 0.63
2003 0.59
2004 0.67
2005 0.72
2006 0.83
2007 0.91
2008 0.88
2009 0.64
2010 0.80
2011 0.89
2012 0.86
2013 0.95
2014 1.03
2015 1.09
2016 1.02
2017 1.09
2018 1.15
2019 1.17
2020 1.10
2021 1.34
2022 1.21

Source: Public Plans Database

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Number of Actives per Annuitant, 2001-2022

Fiscal Year Kansas City (MO) ERS US State and Local Pensions
2001 2.3 2.4
2002 2.3 2.3
2003 1.6 2.2
2004 1.7 2.1
2005 1.7 2.1
2006 1.8 2.0
2007 1.9 2.0
2008 1.9 1.9
2009 1.7 1.9
2010 1.6 1.8
2011 1.7 1.7
2012 1.6 1.6
2013 1.5 1.5
2014 1.5 1.4
2015 1.4 1.4
2016 1.3 1.4
2017 1.3 1.4
2018 1.3 1.3
2019 1.3 1.3
2020 1.2 1.3
2021 1.1 1.2
2022 1.1 1.2

Source: Public Plans Database

National data averages are weighted by plan size.

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Costs

Employer's Annual Required Contribution as a Percentage of Payroll and Portion Paid for Kansas City (MO) ERS, 2001-2022

Fiscal Year Portion of Employer ARC paid Portion of Employer ARC left unpaid US Avg Employer ARC ARC as a Percent of Payroll
2001 null null 5.3 null
2002 6.0 0.2 5.3 6.2
2003 7.1 3.6 6.0 10.8
2004 8.8 5.8 7.7 14.6
2005 10.4 6.1 9.6 16.5
2006 12.0 5.6 9.8 17.6
2007 11.7 0.0 10.6 11.1
2008 11.8 0.0 11.0 9.2
2009 12.7 0.0 11.0 12.1
2010 12.5 6.7 11.6 19.2
2011 11.4 5.6 13.4 17.0
2012 12.7 3.6 14.0 16.3
2013 14.3 2.3 15.1 16.6
2014 15.5 0.9 15.6 16.4
2015 16.5 0.0 16.1 16.5
2016 15.0 0.0 16.1 14.9
2017 14.1 0.0 16.4 13.7
2018 14.3 0.0 18.8 14.2
2019 15.2 0.0 17.9 15.1
2020 16.0 0.0 19.6 15.8
2021 16.7 0.0 19.6 16.5
2022 18.5 0.0 20.3 18.6

Source: Public Plans Database

National data averages are weighted by plan size.

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Actuarial Funding

Actuarial Funded Ratio for Kansas City (MO) ERS, 2001-2022

Fiscal Year Kansas City (MO) ERS National Data
2001 108.7 101.7
2002 100.5 95.2
2003 88.3 89.0
2004 84.7 87.2
2005 82.6 85.4
2006 93.1 85.3
2007 97.1 86.3
2008 93.5 84.4
2009 72.8 78.4
2010 75.4 75.7
2011 79.8 74.3
2012 79.1 72.3
2013 80.7 71.9
2014 83.7 73.2
2015 86.5 73.2
2016 83.3 71.6
2017 83.5 72.1
2018 84.4 72.4
2019 85.4 72.5
2020 83.8 72.7
2021 85.9 75.7
2022 85.9 76.0

Source: Public Plans Database

National data averages are weighted by plan size.

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Investments

Asset Allocation for Kansas City (MO) ERS, 2022

Category Percent
Equities 48.4
Fixed Income 31.1
Private Equity 0.0
Real Estate 8.1
Cash 0.8
Other 0.0
Commodities 1.9
Hedge Fund 9.8
Misc. Alternatives 0.0

Source: Public Plans Database

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Asset Allocation for State and Local Pensions, 2022

Category Percent
Equities 42.7
Fixed Income 20.8
Private Equity 13.0
Real Estate 10.2
Cash 2.1
Other 0.6
Commodities 2.3
Hedge Fund 6.5
Misc. Alternatives 1.8

Source: Public Plans Database

National data averages are weighted by plan size.

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Asset allocation for Kansas City (MO) ERS, 2001-2022

Fiscal Year Equities Fixed Income Private Equity Real Estate Cash Other Commodities Hedge Fund Misc. Alternatives
2001 80.2 15.8 0.0 0.0 4.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 45.3 49.1 0.0 0.0 5.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 61.9 31.8 0.0 0.0 6.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 57.3 42.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 70.2 29.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 65.1 30.0 0.0 4.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 65.7 29.5 1.6 3.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 61.9 32.9 1.7 3.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 62.4 32.4 1.4 3.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 51.4 32.6 0.0 3.2 1.5 0.0 0.0 11.3 0.0
2011 54.8 30.1 0.0 3.2 0.9 0.0 0.0 11.0 0.0
2012 52.8 29.5 0.0 5.1 1.5 0.0 0.0 11.1 0.0
2013 55.8 26.6 0.0 5.2 1.2 0.0 0.0 11.2 0.0
2014 59.0 24.4 0.0 5.1 1.6 0.0 0.0 9.9 0.0
2015 58.0 24.8 0.0 5.2 1.0 0.0 0.0 11.0 0.0
2016 52.3 26.0 0.0 9.3 1.2 0.0 0.0 11.2 0.0
2017 53.1 24.8 0.0 9.9 0.9 0.0 0.0 11.3 0.0
2018 54.3 23.4 0.0 9.8 1.5 0.0 0.0 11.0 0.0
2019 44.8 33.4 0.0 7.5 1.0 0.0 2.1 11.1 0.0
2020 44.5 32.4 0.0 8.1 1.9 0.0 2.2 11.0 0.0
2021 50.4 28.5 0.0 6.9 3.0 0.0 1.8 9.3 0.0
2022 48.4 31.1 0.0 8.1 0.8 0.0 1.9 9.8 0.0

Source: Public Plans Database

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Annual Return as of April 30 for Kansas City (MO) ERS, 2001-2022

Fiscal Year Kansas City (MO) ERS Assumed return
2001 -1.76 7.75
2002 -0.60 7.75
2003 -5.20 7.75
2004 18.60 7.75
2005 9.50 7.75
2006 18.20 7.75
2007 12.40 7.75
2008 -2.70 7.50
2009 -25.70 7.50
2010 27.80 7.50
2011 14.70 7.50
2012 0.70 7.50
2013 12.40 7.50
2014 11.50 7.50
2015 8.36 7.50
2016 -2.50 7.50
2017 10.46 7.50
2018 9.28 7.50
2019 5.32 7.50
2020 -2.16 7.50
2021 27.14 7.00
2022 -5.20 7.00

Source: Public Plans Database

National data averages are weighted by plan size.

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Cash Flows

Cash Flow vs. Total Assets (Millions)
Kansas City (MO) ERS
2001-2022

Fiscal Year Cash Flow Assets
2001 -8.3 643.6
2002 -9.2 632.0
2003 -15.1 585.9
2004 -20.5 674.1
2005 -17.8 717.3
2006 -16.1 828.6
2007 -15.7 914.5
2008 -15.8 883.1
2009 -17.7 640.1
2010 -21.9 795.3
2011 -24.7 886.3
2012 -27.8 864.6
2013 -23.5 947.1
2014 -26.7 1,027.7
2015 -27.3 1,085.1
2016 -35.2 1,023.6
2017 -36.6 1,092.3
2018 -39.4 1,151.7
2019 -41.8 1,169.3
2020 -46.1 1,097.8
2021 -48.6 1,340.7
2022 -60.8 1,211.7

Source: Public Plans Database

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Note: The PPD average is for plans with a similar fiscal year end (FYE) date to the plan presented on this page.


Cash Flow as a Percentage of Assets
Kansas City (MO) ERS
2001-2022

Fiscal Year Kansas City (MO) ERS National Average
2001 -1.3 -2.0
2002 -1.5 -2.4
2003 -2.6 -2.6
2004 -3.0 -1.8
2005 -2.5 -2.2
2006 -1.9 -2.2
2007 -1.7 -2.0
2008 -1.8 -2.2
2009 -2.8 -3.1
2010 -2.8 -3.2
2011 -2.8 -3.0
2012 -3.2 -3.2
2013 -2.5 -3.2
2014 -2.6 -2.9
2015 -2.5 -2.7
2016 -3.4 -2.9
2017 -3.4 -2.8
2018 -3.4 -2.4
2019 -3.6 -2.4
2020 -4.2 -2.3
2021 -3.6 -2.0
2022 -5.0 -1.9

Source: Public Plans Database

National data averages are weighted by plan size.

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Benefits

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