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Regarding the variation in returns from 2001–2016, from 6.3 percent for the top quartile to 4.6 percent for the bottom, CRR researchers investigated whether the variation could be due to differences in asset allocation and/or to the returns by asset class. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Returns on public pensions have varied pretty widely between 2001–2016, and the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College analyzed the data to find the reason.

Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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