National Association of State Retirement Administrators

Public Pension Assets

Quarterly Update (Q4 2016)

The Federal Reserve publishes data on state and local defined benefit assets on a quarterly basis. As of the fourth quarter of 2016 (December 31), public pension assets were a record $3.86 trillion, up approximately 1.3 percent, from $3.81 trillion as reported for Q3 2016. The next release is scheduled for June 2017.

Quarterly Change in State & Local Defined Benefit Assets, 2003-2016 

Annual Update

The Federal Reserve reported in March that the combined value of defined benefit plan assets held by state and local governments as of Q4 2016 increased by 5.5 percent, to $3.86 trillion, from $3.66 trillion as of Q4 2015. 

Annual Change in State & Local Defined Benefit Assets, 2003-2016