National Association of State Retirement Administrators


Public Pension Assets

Quarterly Update (Q3 2016)

The Federal Reserve publishes data on state and local defined benefit assets on a quarterly basis. As of the third quarter of 2016 (September 30), public pension assets were a record $3.82 trillion, up approximately 3.0 percent, from $3.71 trillion as reported for Q2 2016. The Q2 2016 figure was revised upward from a reported $3.68 trillion published in the June 2016 Flow of Funds report. The next release is scheduled for March 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 2015 decreased to $3.62 trillion, from $3.75 trillion as of Q4 2014. 

Annual Change in State & Local Defined Benefit Assets, 2003-2015