Around 56,000 new participants joined the third-pillar pension plan over the last 12 months.

The total assets of the 11 pension funds increased by 7.3% in July, passing the 150 mn lei mark. At the end of June, the return of the voluntary private funded accounts averaged 8.75% year-to-date, 9.28% over the last 12 months. The average annual return stood at 6.37% since its launch in May 2007, APAPR informs.