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Previously, we looked at top 26 world’s sovereign largest pensions fund. The different between sovereign and non-sovereign funds are the fund ownership.

Sovereign fund is established by national authorities for the meeting of pension liabilities. So, this raking is quite similar to world’s largest pension funds but without private funds such as General Motors pension funds.

Malaysian largest pension fund, EPF drop 2 spots from 10th in 2012 to 12th spot in 2013 but the funds’s total assets grew from $153.89 billion to $175.72 billion. On the other hand, KWAP up 13 spots from 130th in 2012 to 117th in 2013. The total assets grew from $24.86 billion to $29.06 billion.

The table below shows top 300 world’s largest pension funds. The data shown here are as of end 2012 & early 2013.

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Bankrupt“We are going bankrupt in five years time”

“The government has no more money and we have RM500 billion of debt”

“Mismanagement and Corruption has made us poorer”

These are the routine statements you may have heard regarding the state of the Malaysian government finances.  But do they hold any water?

A while back, in Book 3 of the 259 Trillion Vs 5 Trillion Series, my co-author and I have presented the calculations of the US Government assets and compared them to the so called “mountain of debts” and found out that the opposite was the truth, that the US has far more asset than debt.  People with their own agenda use half-baked statistics to propel “unsuspecting” citizens to become angry and extremely emotional toward their own governments, masking their true intention, which is mostly for power grabs.  As such, with such roaring emotional outburst of various camps on small issues, I will try to dispel a few myths on the Government of Malaysia.  One should view things with brains and facts and not on sensationalized half-truths and emotion.

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The following data are as of end 2011. Two (2) Malaysia’s pension funds namely Employees Provident Funds (EPF) and Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (KWAP) listed in top 300 world’s largest pension funds.

EPF drop 1 spot from number 9 in 2011 to number 10 in 2012 with total assets grew from $146 billion to $154 billion.

KWAP, Malaysian second largest pension fund is at number 130 up to nine spots from 139 in 2011. Total assets grow from $22 billion to $25 billion.

The table below is the full top 300 World’s Largest Pension Funds for 2012.

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The following data are as of end 2010. Two (2) Malaysia’s pension funds namely Employees Provident Funds (EPF) and Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (KWAP) listed in top 300 world’s largest pension funds.

EPF jump from 19th spot in 2010 to 9th spot in 2011 with total assets grew from $109 billion to $146 billion. EPF even overtaking Singapore’s fund, Central Provident Fund

KWAP, Malaysian second largest pension fund is at number 139 up to nine spots from 148 in 2010. Total assets grow from $19 billion to $22 billion.

The table below is the full top 300 World’s Largest Pension Funds for 2011.

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The following data are as of early 2010. Two (2) Malaysia pension funds namely Employees Provident Funds (EPF) and Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (KWAP) listed in top 300 world’s largest pension funds.

In 2010, EPF is at number 19 from the top 300 pension funds drop from number 18 in 2008.  However, the total assets grow to USD109.0 billion from USD98.8 billion in the same period.

KWAP, Malaysian second largest pension funds is at number 148 in 2010 with USD19.1 billion assets up from position 160 with USD16.0 billion assets in 2009.

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