The world’s largest pension funds – year ended 2017
Assets under management of the world’s largest pension funds totalled US$18.1 trillion in 2017.
Funds increased their value by 15.1% in 2017, compared to an increase of 6.1% in 2016.
Strong market returns for all major asset classes helped boost pension assets during the year.
The top 20 funds experienced a higher increase than the overall ranking (17.4%), thus increasing their relative size to 41.1% of total assets.
North America remained the largest region in terms of AUM, accounting for 42.3% of all assets in the research.
Europe and Asia-Pacific AUM in the ranking represented 26.5% and 27.3% respectively.
North America experienced the largest annualized growth during the period 2012-2017 (6.2%).
Europe and Asia-Pacific showed annualised growth rates of 3.8% and 6.1% respectively over the same period.
The US accounted for 133 of the funds in the ranking. Since 2012, it has seen 9 of its funds drop out from the top 300, while 18 new funds joined the ranking.
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