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Louisiana Municipal Employees Basics

  • Established 1968
  • Currently open to new hires
  • Plan covers local employees
  • Plan members covered by Social Security
  • Multiple employer, cost sharing plan

Assets, Participants, and Benefits

Assets at Year-End, Louisiana Municipal Employees, 2002-2019

Fiscal Year Net Assets (billions)
2002 0.52
2003 0.53
2004 0.58
2005 0.62
2006 0.68
2007 0.80
2008 0.80
2009 0.69
2010 0.76
2011 0.82
2012 0.78
2013 0.80
2014 0.89
2015 0.85
2016 0.82
2017 0.85
2018 0.90
2019 0.94

Source: Public Plans Database

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Number of Actives per Annuitant, 2002-2019

Fiscal Year Louisiana Municipal Employees US State and Local Pensions
2002 2.5 2.4
2003 2.5 2.3
2004 2.3 2.2
2005 2.2 2.1
2006 2.1 2.1
2007 2.0 2.0
2008 2.0 2.0
2009 2.0 1.9
2010 1.9 1.8
2011 1.9 1.7
2012 1.8 1.6
2013 1.8 1.5
2014 1.7 1.5
2015 1.7 1.5
2016 1.6 1.4
2017 1.6 1.4
2018 1.6 1.3
2019 1.5 1.3

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 Louisiana Municipal Employees, 2002-2019

Fiscal Year Portion of Employer ARC paid Portion of Employer ARC left unpaid US Avg Employer ARC ARC as a Percent of Payroll
2002 null null 4.8 null
2003 null null 5.7 null
2004 null null 7.3 null
2005 null null 9.0 null
2006 null null 9.3 null
2007 null null 10.0 null
2008 null null 10.4 null
2009 null null 10.2 null
2010 null null 10.5 null
2011 null null 12.5 null
2012 null null 12.9 null
2013 null null 13.9 null
2014 19.3 0.0 14.5 19.3
2015 20.2 0.9 14.9 21.1
2016 20.5 0.0 14.8 20.4
2017 22.8 0.4 15.1 23.3
2018 25.0 0.0 18.1 25.0
2019 26.6 0.0 18.8 26.5

Source: Public Plans Database

National data averages are weighted by plan size.

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Actuarial Funding

Actuarial Funded Ratio for Louisiana Municipal Employees, 2002-2019

Fiscal Year Louisiana Municipal Employees National Data
2002 88.1 101.1
2003 87.7 94.2
2004 87.9 93.1
2005 88.7 91.1
2006 89.7 90.5
2007 90.5 91.2
2008 91.1 90.2
2009 91.1 83.2
2010 91.4 81.5
2011 91.7 80.4
2012 91.7 78.9
2013 91.7 78.7
2014 78.2 79.0
2015 74.8 78.2
2016 72.7 76.3
2017 71.5 76.4
2018 71.0 76.5
2019 69.5 76.1

Source: Public Plans Database

National data averages are weighted by plan size and reflects the average for plans of similar type and Social Security coverage.

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Investments

Asset Allocation for Louisiana Municipal Employees, 2019

Category Percent
Equities 55.0
Fixed Income 36.0
Private Equity 2.0
Real Estate 3.0
Cash 3.0
Other 0.0
Commodities 1.0
Hedge Fund 0.0
Misc. Alternatives 0.0

Source: Public Plans Database

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Asset Allocation for State and Local Pensions, 2019

Category Percent
Equities 47.2
Fixed Income 22.9
Private Equity 9.0
Real Estate 9.0
Cash 1.8
Other 0.0
Commodities 1.9
Hedge Fund 6.7
Misc. Alternatives 1.5

Source: Public Plans Database

National data averages are weighted by plan size.

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Asset allocation for Louisiana Municipal Employees, 2002-2019

Fiscal Year Equities Fixed Income Private Equity Real Estate Cash Other Commodities Hedge Fund Misc. Alternatives
2002 null null null null null null null null null
2003 null null null null null null null null null
2004 null null null null null null null null null
2005 null null null null null null null null null
2006 null null null null null null null null null
2007 null null null null null null null null null
2008 null null null null null null null null null
2009 null null null null null null null null null
2010 null null null null null null null null null
2011 null null null null null null null null null
2012 null null null null null null null null null
2013 null null null null null null null null null
2014 null null null null null null null null null
2015 null null null null null null null null null
2016 null null null null null null null null null
2017 null null null null null null null null null
2018 53.9 33.6 6.5 3.3 1.0 0.0 1.3 0.4 0.0
2019 55.0 36.0 2.0 3.0 3.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0

Source: Public Plans Database

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Annual Return as of June 30 for Louisiana Municipal Employees, 2002-2019

Fiscal Year Louisiana Municipal Employees Assumed return
2002 0.97 8.00
2003 -1.13 8.00
2004 3.44 8.00
2005 7.20 8.00
2006 8.58 8.00
2007 17.98 8.00
2008 1.13 8.00
2009 -13.78 8.00
2010 10.98 8.00
2011 10.50 8.00
2012 -4.78 7.75
2013 4.27 7.75
2014 13.00 7.75
2015 -2.57 7.50
2016 -2.94 7.50
2017 3.84 7.40
2018 4.67 7.28
2019 9.38 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)
Louisiana Municipal Employees
2002-2019

Fiscal Year Cash Flow Assets
2002 -9.0 517.1
2003 -8.0 532.0
2004 -4.1 580.4
2005 0.6 623.7
2006 0.6 679.4
2007 -2.9 800.1
2008 -8.6 801.6
2009 -6.6 685.9
2010 -6.0 755.4
2011 -11.4 823.6
2012 -8.2 776.6
2013 -12.9 798.8
2014 -9.1 887.2
2015 -11.8 848.3
2016 -9.7 815.1
2017 -6.7 847.5
2018 -4.8 895.5
2019 -4.8 935.9

Source: Public Plans Database

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Cash Flow as a Percentage of Assets
Louisiana Municipal Employees
2002-2019

Fiscal Year Louisiana Municipal Employees National Average
2002 -1.7 -2.3
2003 -1.5 -2.6
2004 -0.7 -1.7
2005 0.1 -1.9
2006 0.1 -1.9
2007 -0.4 -1.7
2008 -1.1 -1.9
2009 -1.0 -2.7
2010 -0.8 -2.9
2011 -1.4 -2.8
2012 -1.1 -3.1
2013 -1.6 -3.0
2014 -1.0 -2.7
2015 -1.4 -2.8
2016 -1.2 -3.0
2017 -0.8 -2.9
2018 -0.5 -2.4
2019 -0.5 -2.7

Source: Public Plans Database

National data averages are weighted by plan size.

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