World’s Largest Sovereign Pension Fund



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Previously we looked at world’s largest sovereign fund &  world’s largest pension funds where Malaysian funds position quite well in the ranking. The different between sovereign and non-sovereign funds are the fund ownership. Sovereign fund is state or government owned. So, this raking is quite similar to world’s largest pension funds but without private funds such as General Motors pension funds.

As of early 2009, EPF is at number 6 among the world’s largest pension funds with $98.8 billion in assets up from number 8 with $94.4 billion in assets previous year.

The table below shows top 22 world’s largest sovereign pension funds.

Rank Fund Country Total Assets ($)
1 Government Pension Investment Japan 1,284,612
2 Government Pension Fund Norway 339,149
3 National Pension Korea 190,352
4 Postal Savings Fund Taiwan 154,160
5 Central Provident Fund Singapore 105,338
6 Employees Provident Fund Malaysia 98,844
7 Canada Pension Canada 86,717
8 National Social Security China 82,397
9 Fondo de Reserva Seguridad Spain 79,753
10 GEPF South Africa 74,365
11 Future Fund Australia 45,193
12 Employees’ Provident India 41,089
13 FRR France 37,884
14 AP Fonden 3 Sweden 22,565
15 National Pensions Reserve Ireland 21,591
16 AP Fonden 2 Sweden 21,551
17 AP Fonden 1 Sweden 21,541
18 AP Fonden 4 Sweden 20,850
19 Zilverfond Belgium 18,565
20 State Pension Finland 14,448
21 FEFSS Portugal 11,635
22 Government Pension Fund Thailand 11,201


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