Data Alert: Australian pension funds growth the world’s highest

24 Feb 2014

Australia has experienced the highest growth rate in pension (superannuation) assets and remains the world’s fourth largest pension market, valued at US$1.6 trillion, according to the Towers Watson Global Pensions Asset Study – 2014.

Australia’s superannuation assets rose to 105 per cent of the GDP in 2013, up from 79 per cent a decade ago, according to the survey of 13 major pension markets in the world. The findings illustrate the size and long-term growth of Australia’s superannuation system, a major contributor to Australia’s funds management industry – the largest in the Asia-Pacific and third largest in the world.

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