AUM of top 20 global pension funds declines for first time in 7 years: Study

Pedestrians walk past the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Assets under management (AUM) at the world’s 300 largest pension funds fell in value by 0.4 per cent to a total of $18 trillion in 2018 compared to a sharp increase of 15.1 per cent in 2017, on account of a tough market environment.

According to a joint study conducted by global consultancy Willis Towers Watson’s (WTW) Thinking Ahead Institute (TAI), and Pensions and Investments, the value of the top twenty pension funds’ AUM fell by 1.6 per cent in 2018, equating to 40.7 per cent of the total AUM in the rankings.

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