Pension fund assets return to growth

AUM at the world’s 300 largest pension funds reached USD 15.7 trillion in 2016, which is an increase of 6.1% this year against a decline of 3.4% in 2015. The top 20 pension funds outperform their peers with a 7.1% growth because they are typically quicker to adapt to changing market environments and have a higher focus on implementing best-practices and sound governance principles. North American funds grew at a CAGR of 6.7% in the last five years which is significantly more than funds in Europe (CAGR 3.1%) and APAC (+2.8%).

Source: Willis Towers Watson, Read more