Sector Insights

Pension Funds DIY
Executive Summary

November 2014

The pension fund industry is undergoing dramatic change. Their increasingly hands-on approach is extending across all aspects of operations and governance. As funds look toward the new investment climate, our research found there are five key trends reshaping the pension industry.



About the Research

The international State Street survey was conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit in August 2014. The information presented is based on the survey results of 134 senior executives in the pension fund industry. Respondents are from 15 countries, with the majority being drawn from the US, UK, Australia and Canada. Just over half (52 percent) of respondents came from public sector pension funds, 31 percent from private sector pension systems, and 16 percent from superannuation funds.