Asset allocation of pension funds

MMGPI 2018

The primary objective of funded pension arrangements is to provide adequate incomes for retirement. Pension contributions and the investment return on the accumulated fund during an individual’s working life and retirement years are the key factors that affect retirement incomes. Long-term pension investment returns are driven by asset allocation of pension plans.

As asset allocation of pension funds around the world is so diverse, the Australian Centre for Financial Studies (ACFS) dedicated a special report to the topic of “asset allocation of pension funds” based on the data collected by the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index (MMGPI) project from 2009 to 2018. The main objective of the report is to understand this diversity, its drivers and its implications.

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