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Houston Police Basics

  • Established 1947
  • Currently open to new hires
  • Plan covers police and/or fire
  • Plan members not covered by Social Security
  • Single employer

Assets, Participants, and Benefits

Assets at Year-End, Houston Police, 2001-2020

Fiscal Year Net Assets (billions)
2001 2.14
2002 1.95
2003 2.02
2004 2.42
2005 2.65
2006 2.90
2007 3.36
2008 3.33
2009 2.67
2010 2.97
2011 3.53
2012 3.57
2013 3.77
2014 4.35
2015 4.30
2016 4.08
2017 4.46
2018 5.49
2019 5.67
2020 5.57

Source: Public Plans Database

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Number of Actives per Annuitant, 2001-2020

Fiscal Year Houston Police US State and Local Pensions
2001 3.0 1.5
2002 2.9 1.5
2003 2.8 1.4
2004 2.5 1.4
2005 2.0 1.3
2006 1.9 1.3
2007 1.8 1.3
2008 1.8 1.3
2009 1.8 1.3
2010 1.8 1.2
2011 1.7 1.2
2012 1.7 1.2
2013 1.6 1.1
2014 1.5 1.1
2015 1.4 1.1
2016 1.4 1.1
2017 1.2 1.0
2018 1.2 1.0
2019 1.2 1.0
2020 1.2 1.0

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 Houston Police, 2001-2020

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 13.8 null
2002 null null 12.8 null
2003 null null 16.4 null
2004 null null 18.5 null
2005 null null 19.9 null
2006 null null 20.7 null
2007 null null 23.7 null
2008 null null 23.8 null
2009 null null 24.8 null
2010 null null 26.3 null
2011 null null 28.0 null
2012 null null 28.5 null
2013 null null 29.1 null
2014 25.9 9.2 31.2 35.0
2015 28.0 9.2 36.7 37.2
2016 32.8 5.7 37.8 38.5
2017 30.4 7.8 36.5 38.1
2018 202.4 0.0 36.5 29.9
2019 31.3 0.0 36.4 31.1
2020 31.6 0.0 36.2 31.1

Source: Public Plans Database

National data averages are weighted by plan size.

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Actuarial Funding

Actuarial Funded Ratio for Houston Police, 2001-2020

Fiscal Year Houston Police National Data
2001 97.0 95.6
2002 90.0 86.9
2003 90.0 83.6
2004 73.9 78.5
2005 74.0 76.4
2006 74.0 77.2
2007 78.0 80.7
2008 82.0 76.5
2009 79.0 74.5
2010 83.0 72.7
2011 83.0 70.3
2012 82.0 68.9
2013 81.0 69.0
2014 81.0 70.2
2015 79.7 71.9
2016 77.5 70.2
2017 78.3 70.0
2018 79.3 70.6
2019 81.7 70.6
2020 82.4 70.8

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 Houston Police, 2020

Category Percent
Equities 54.5
Fixed Income 17.3
Private Equity 14.9
Real Estate 8.0
Cash 0.0
Other 0.0
Commodities 0.0
Hedge Fund 5.3
Misc. Alternatives 0.0

Source: Public Plans Database

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Asset Allocation for State and Local Pensions, 2020

Category Percent
Equities 46.5
Fixed Income 23.2
Private Equity 9.3
Real Estate 8.8
Cash 2.4
Other 0.1
Commodities 1.7
Hedge Fund 6.3
Misc. Alternatives 1.5

Source: Public Plans Database

National data averages are weighted by plan size.

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Asset allocation for Houston Police, 2001-2020

Fiscal Year Equities Fixed Income Private Equity Real Estate Cash Other Commodities Hedge Fund Misc. Alternatives
2001 61.0 29.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 8.0
2002 59.0 25.0 0.0 0.0 8.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 8.0
2003 61.0 23.0 0.0 0.0 7.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
2004 64.6 24.3 8.9 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 1.1 0.0
2005 63.9 22.4 10.2 0.0 2.2 0.0 0.0 1.4 0.0
2006 45.6 30.5 9.9 2.8 2.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 9.1
2007 44.3 28.2 9.1 6.0 1.2 0.0 2.2 0.0 9.1
2008 40.2 29.0 8.7 0.0 1.6 0.0 2.6 7.2 10.7
2009 34.2 30.6 9.1 0.0 6.1 0.0 0.3 9.8 10.0
2010 37.8 26.8 9.4 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.5 25.1 0.0
2011 31.1 30.6 8.9 0.0 1.5 0.0 0.7 27.3 0.0
2012 25.1 27.6 8.5 0.0 1.1 0.0 1.4 36.3 0.0
2013 29.2 25.2 8.0 0.0 0.6 0.0 2.3 34.7 0.0
2014 44.1 13.7 6.7 2.3 1.0 0.0 1.3 30.8 0.0
2015 45.4 8.4 7.4 2.7 0.0 0.0 1.7 34.4 0.0
2016 49.8 7.8 9.3 5.7 0.0 0.0 2.3 25.1 0.0
2017 51.7 9.1 10.2 6.3 0.0 0.0 2.7 20.0 0.0
2018 51.7 15.0 10.4 5.8 0.0 0.0 2.7 14.4 0.0
2019 50.7 21.0 14.1 6.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.8 0.0
2020 54.5 17.3 14.9 8.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.3 0.0

Source: Public Plans Database

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Annual Return as of June 30 for Houston Police, 2001-2020

Fiscal Year Houston Police Assumed return
2001 -4.00 8.50
2002 -8.80 8.50
2003 4.20 8.50
2004 21.60 8.50
2005 13.50 8.50
2006 11.20 8.50
2007 17.90 8.50
2008 0.30 8.50
2009 -18.20 8.50
2010 13.70 8.50
2011 21.10 8.50
2012 3.00 8.50
2013 7.90 8.50
2014 17.40 8.00
2015 0.80 8.00
2016 -3.20 8.00
2017 16.80 7.00
2018 9.80 7.00
2019 6.30 7.00
2020 1.10 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)
Houston Police
2001-2020

Fiscal Year Cash Flow Assets
2001 -11.4 2,142.8
2002 -9.2 1,948.2
2003 -11.1 2,018.3
2004 -33.3 2,422.8
2005 -93.0 2,651.2
2006 -52.2 2,895.1
2007 -49.6 3,359.7
2008 -43.1 3,328.3
2009 -51.5 2,670.7
2010 -63.3 2,972.0
2011 -63.4 3,530.6
2012 -66.2 3,567.0
2013 -74.6 3,774.4
2014 -75.7 4,347.9
2015 -78.7 4,304.5
2016 -88.2 4,080.5
2017 -290.8 4,457.2
2018 566.4 5,486.6
2019 -152.1 5,674.6
2020 -163.4 5,572.5

Source: Public Plans Database

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Cash Flow as a Percentage of Assets
Houston Police
2001-2020

Fiscal Year Houston Police National Average
2001 -0.5 -2.0
2002 -0.5 -1.9
2003 -0.6 -2.1
2004 -1.4 -1.8
2005 -3.5 0.3
2006 -1.8 -1.4
2007 -1.5 -1.2
2008 -1.3 -1.5
2009 -1.9 -2.2
2010 -2.1 -2.1
2011 -1.8 -2.0
2012 -1.9 -2.1
2013 -2.0 -2.3
2014 -1.7 -1.9
2015 -1.8 -1.7
2016 -2.2 -2.1
2017 -6.5 -2.4
2018 10.3 -1.1
2019 -2.7 -2.2
2020 -2.9 -2.5

Source: Public Plans Database

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