How Have Asset Allocations Changed Since 1995 in the World’s Largest Pension Markets?

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How have asset allocations changed over the last 20 years in the world’s largest pension markets? Towers Watson recently tackled that question in their 2015 Global Pensions Asset Study.

The above graphic displays several broad, interesting trends. For instance, alternative assets’ presence in pension portfolios has quadrupled since 1995, rising from a 5 percent to 25 percent average allocation.

But the average pension fund portfolio still has a higher percentage of equities and bonds than alternatives — except in Australia and the United States, where alternatives beat out bonds.

Get the study here.

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