Pension funds continue to reboundAssets in pension funds up nearly 24 per cent from the low point in 2003 as employers bump up contributions: Statistics CanadaBy 12/20/2004|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 09/06/2005 Employer pension funds continue to rebound from the financial low point set in March 2003, according to the latest figures from Statistics Canada.Over the 15 months to June 2004, assets in trusteed pensions funds increased nearly 24 per cent from $531.2 billion to $656.1 billion, a new record high. Before the downturn, fund assets had peaked at $614.4 billion in September 2000.There was only a 0.5 per cent gain in the second quarter this year, however. This small gain was primarily due to a 2.2 per cent increase in the value of the funds’ foreign holdings. Foreign holdings represented 24.4 per cent of all fund assets. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.