Pension fund holdings double in a decade

Institutional pension fund assets in the world’s 11 major markets have more than doubled in the past 10 years, according to a report by consultancy Watson Wyatt. Assets have grown to more than $23 billion in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the UK and the US, notes the company’s Global Pensions Assets Study.

The market has grown by a compound annual rate of 7.5%, and the assets have increased as a proportion of gross domestic product fro

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