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AUM at the largest 100 asset owners globally totaled $23.5tn at the end of 2020

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

Assets under management at the largest 100 asset owners (AO100) globally totaled $23.5tn at the end of 2020 - a 16.4% increase over 2019, according to the Willis Towers Watson Thinking Ahead Institute (TAI), with pension funds remaining the single biggest group.

Pension funds held 58.1% of the total assets of the top 100. Sovereign wealth funds held 34.7% of global assets, and outsourced chief investment officers (OCIOs), and master trusts controlled the remaining 7.2%.

Out of the top 20 largest funds in the world, ten are sovereign wealth funds (representing 52.5% of the top 20), nine are pension funds (45%), and one is an OCIO (2.9%).

Roger Urwin, the co-founder of the Thinking Ahead Institute, said: "This relatively small group of investors are right on the front line of the investment community's fight to become net-zero, and their power is even more concentrated among the top 20, which are responsible for nearly US$13 trillion."

According to the research, there are three accredited net zero committed organizations in the top 20 and only 14 in the top 100.

Roger Urwin said: "While the pledges from Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) organizations are critical, the largest asset owners hold the 'keys to the castle. Their allocations, ownership muscle and trickle-down influence will be important in opening the door to net-zero pathways."

"But to successfully manage the complexity and challenges of sustainab......................

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