Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The world’s 300 largest pension funds – year end 2010

(from http://www.towerswatson.com/research/5351)

The 2010 P&I/Towers Watson global 300 pension funds ranking is prepared using joint research by Pensions & Investments and Towers Watson and includes a ranking of sovereign funds.


Highlights:
 
The US and UK account for almost half of the funds in the ranking. However, a total of 45 US/UK funds have dropped out of the top 300 ranking since 2005, while only 8 new funds joined.
 
Sovereign and public sector pension funds account for more than 68% of the total assets, and 138 funds in the top 300.
 
Defined Benefit funds account for 70% of the total assets, down from 71% in 2009. DB fund asset values grew by 7.6% in 2010, compared to 12.9% asset value growth of DC funds, reserve funds and hybrid funds combined.
 
On an arithmetric average basis, the top 20 funds invested approximately 40% of their assets in fixed income instruments and the same in equities.
 
For details, click the link below:
 
The world’s 300 largest pension funds – year end 2010

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