Top 300 World’s Largest Pension Funds, 2013

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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EPF Statistics, Active Members Savings Range for 2013


For year 2013, Employees Provident Fund declared 6.35 percent dividend, the highest since year 2000. For the same period, there are 6.53 million active EPF members with total combined savings of RM396.53 billion up RM36.36 from the same period in 2012. Total savings including inactive members stood at RM586.66 billion.

For those who interested to know the savings profile for active EPF members as of year end 2013, kindly take a look at the following table. It shows the savings range, number on members and total savings for each range.

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Top 26 World’s Largest Sovereign Pension Funds, 2013

Sovereign pension fund is a fund established by national authorities to meet of pension liabilities. In Malaysia, there are 2 sovereign pension funds namely, Employees Provident Fund (EPF) and Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (KWAP). However, only EPF was listed in top 26 largest Sovereign Pension Funds. The data shown here are as of end 2012 & early 2013.

EPF down 1 spot from 6th spot in 2012 to 7th spot in 2013 with total assets grew from $153.9 billion to $175.7 billion or 14.2%. The top spot retained by Japanese Government Pension Investment Fund with the fund size exceeding $1.29 trillion.

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

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Statistics of Units Trust Funds in Malaysia

Units trusts are one of the most popular methods of investment. It potentially generates higher returns when compare to fixed deposit or EPF saving. In the past few years, the number of approved unit trust funds, growth steadily.

The table below are the statistics of unit trust funds in Malaysia, including the number of approved fund management companies, no of approved funds, total Net Asset Value (NAV) and its percentage to Bursa Malaysia market capitalization. The data was at 31st December 2013.

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2013 Top 15 Largest Stock Brokers Trading in Bursa Malaysia

BursaThere are many Stock Broker or also commonly known as Participating Organization, which licensed trading in Bursa Malaysia. The full list can be found in Bursa Malaysia website.

Regarding the trading statistic, in 2013, CIMB Investment Bank retained as the largest stock broker by trading value with 17.31 percent market share, up from 11.68 percent in 2012. On the other hand, the largest trading volume was RHB Investment Bank with 14.27 percent market share. RHB Investment Bank emerged as the largest trading volume after merging exercise with OSK Investment Bank on 13th April 2013.

Generally, in 2013, total trading values & volumes were higher when compare to 2012 by 16 & 29 percent respectively.

The table below shows top 15 largest stock broker’s trades in Bursa Malaysia in 2013 based on Trading Value and Trading Volume.

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