DB funds account for 64.7% of the total AUM, with this share remaining unchanged from the previous year. Bob Collie, Head of Research for the Thinking Ahead Group, said: “A tougher market environment in 2018 meant AUM growth paused, but the underlying trend remains one of growing pension markets worldwide.

The information included in this presentation is intended for general educational purposes only and does not take into consideration individual circumstances. The share of reserve funds (those set aside by a national government against future liabilities) decreased by 9.5%, whilst hybrid fund assets (those with both DB and DC components) decreased by 4.6%. However, the top 20 funds’ growth rate of 4.7% during the period 2013 to 2018 remained higher than the growth rate of 3.9% for the top 300 funds during the same period. Only risk what you can afford to lose. § 2510.3-21 to any employee benefit plan subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and/or section 4975 of the Internal Revenue Code. All rights reserved. The world's largest pension funds - year ended 2017 A total of 26 new funds entered the top 300 in the last five years, with the US contributing the greatest net number of new funds (15). Beyond that, there’s also an evolving recognition of the role large investors play within society, and the responsibility that comes with it,” he adds.
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GLOBAL, 2 September 2019 – Assets under management (AUM) at the world’s 300 largest pension funds fell in value by 0.4% to a total of US$18 trillion in 2018, in sharp contrast to an increase of 15.1% in 2017, according to the latest World 300 research from the Thinking Ahead Institute. Willis Towers Watson does not intend for anything in this presentation to constitute “investment advice” within the meaning of 29 C.F.R. CEO.CA members discuss high-risk penny stocks which can lose their entire value. DB plans dominate in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific where they represent 53.7%, 74.2% and 65.1% by assets respectively, whereas DC plans dominate 70% of assets elsewhere, particularly in Latin American countries.The share of reserve funds (those set aside by a national government against future liabilities) decreased by 9.5%, whilst hybrid fund assets (those with both DB and DC components) decreased by 4.6%.Sovereign and public sector pension funds account for 68.5% of the total AUM in the ranking, with 145 funds in the top 300. The Government Pension Investment in Japan maintained the top spot this year, while both the National Pension fund in South Korea (4th) and China’s National Social Security (7th) moved down by one place from their last year’s ranking position. In the absence of its express written permission to the contrary, Willis Towers Watson and its affiliates and their respective directors, officers and employees accept no responsibility and will not be liable for any consequences howsoever arising from any use of or reliance on the contents of this document including any opinions expressed herein. The information on this Website is not reliable and not intended to provide tax, legal, or investment advice. A total of 26 new funds entered the top 300 in the last five years, with the US contributing the greatest net number of new funds (15). On a weighted average for the top 20 funds, assets are predominantly invested in equities (45.4%) followed by fixed income (36.8%) and alternatives and cash (17.8%). ESG factors are now significant financial considerations.

@nasdaq/global-top-20-pension-fund-assets-rebound-strongly, Global top 20 pension fund assets rebound strongly, @nasdaq/global-top-20-pension-fund-assets-rebound-strongly. “Overall, the world’s largest pension funds staged a strong rebound in growth in 2019, following a tough market environment the year before,” said Roger Urwin, co-founder of the Thinking Ahead Institute. Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW) is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. The Government Pension Investment in Japan maintained the top spot this year, while both the National Pension fund in South Korea (4th) and China’s National Social Security (7th) moved down by one place from their last year’s ranking position. North America and Europe had annualized growth rates of 5.1% and 2.8%, respectively, while Latin American and African funds’ AuM increased 2.6% during the same period. Jayne Bok, Head of Investment in Asia at Willis Towers Watson, said: “Despite macro-economic and global trade headwinds, Asia is still a growing region with a young population, and its long-term growth trajectory remains positive. The US continues to have the largest number of funds in the top 300 ranking (141), followed by the UK (24), Canada (17), Australia (16) and Japan (15). Non-U.S. funds’ data is sourced from. Willis Towers Watson assumes no obligation to advise you of any such developments or to update the presentation to reflect such developments.

However, the share of DB funds slightly decreased across all regions - with the exception of Europe where the same level was maintained.

As such, this presentation should not be relied upon for investment or other financial decisions, and no such decisions should be taken on the basis of its contents without seeking specific advice. While reasonable care has been taken to gauge the reliability of this data, we provide no guarantee as to the accuracy or completeness of this data and Willis Towers Watson and its affiliates and their respective directors, officers and employees accept no responsibility and will not be liable for any errors or misrepresentations in the data made by any third party. There were no changes in the composition of the top 20 funds in 2019. However, we should expect a general slowdown in growth in line with global markets.”.
Bob Collie, Head of Research for the Thinking Ahead Group, said: “A tougher market environment in 2018 meant AUM growth paused, but the underlying trend remains one of growing pension markets worldwide. Global pension assets survey - 2017. About the Thinking Ahead Institute The Thinking Ahead Institute was established in January 2015 and is a global not-for-profit investment research and innovation member group made up of engaged institutional asset owners and service providers committed to changing and improving the investment industry for the benefit of the end saver.