The Global Pension Assets Study covers 22 major pension markets (the P22), which now totals USD 41,355 billion in pension assets and account for 67.0% of the GDP of these economies. The study includes an analysis of the seven largest markets (the P7) which includes Australia, Canada, Japan, Netherlands, Switzerland, UK and US and comprises 91% of total pension assets.

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Key 2017 findings - P22 markets

Key 2017 findings - P22 markets
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Key 2017 findings - P7 markets

Key 2017 findings - P7 markets
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The global pensions asset study has been running for 20 years during which time assets have grown from USD 12,451 billion to USD 41,355 billion, with 2017 producing the largest growth in a single year: USD 4,785 billion. During this time global asset owners have emerged as very significant players in the fiduciary capital landscape, now controlling an estimated USD 131 trillion.

Key findings from 20 years of global pension asset growth

Key findings from 20 years of global pension asset growth
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Key 2017 findings - global asset owner landscape

Key 2017 findings - global asset owner landscape
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Source: Thinking Ahead Institute