Top 26 World’s Largest Sovereign Pension Funds, 2012



Previously, we looked at 2012 top 300 world’s largest pensions fund where Malaysian funds, namely Employees Provident Fund and Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (KWAP) at number 10 and 130 respectively. 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.

EPF down 1 rank up from 5th spot in 2011 to 6th spot in 2012 with total assets grew from $146 billion to $154 billion.

The table below is top 26 world’s largest sovereign pension funds.

Rank Fund Country Total Assets ($mill)
1 Government Pension Investment Fund Japan 1,394,873
2 Government Pension Fund – Global Norway 575,527
3 National Pension Corporation Korea 313,981
4 Central Provident Fund Singapore 159,789
5 Canada Pension Plan Canada 158,669
6 Employees Provident Fund Malaysia 153,890
7 National Social Security Fund China 136,665
8 Government Employees (GEPF) South Africa 112,053
9 National Wealth Fund Russia 86,907
10 Fondo de Reserva de la Seguridad Social Spain 85,250
11 The Future Fund Australia 74,349
12 Employees’ Provident Fund India 57,957
13 Public Institute for Social Security Kuwait 53,867
14 Fonds de Réserve pour les retraites (FRR) France 45,455
15 Labor Pension Fund Taiwan 43,538
16 AP Fonden 3 Sweden 32,000
17 AP Fonden 2 Sweden 30,840
18 AP Fonden 1 Sweden 30,516
19 AP Fonden 4 Sweden 29,994
20 Zilverfond / Fonds de Vieillissement Belgium 23,812
21 National Pensions Reserve Fund Ireland 19,555
22 The State Pension Fund Finland 17,788
23 AP Fonden 7 Sweden 13,987
26 The New Zealand Superannuation Fund New Zealand 12,426
25 Fonds de Comp. de la Securite Sociale Luxembourg 11,785
24 FEFSS Portugal 11,489


Source : Towers Watson


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  • mzbananaz 20th November, 2012, 12:57 pm

    fund banyak, tp interest utk rakyat just 6% ?

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