National Association of State Retirement Administrators


Public Pension Assets

Quarterly Update (Q4 2017)

The Federal Reserve publishes data on state and local defined benefit assets on a quarterly basis. As of the fourth quarter of 2017 (December 31), public pension assets were a record $4.33 trillion, an increase of approximately 3.3 percent, from $4.19 trillion as reported for the prior quarter and higher from the same quarter one year ago by some $480 billion, or 12.5 percent. The next release is scheduled for June 2018.

Quarterly Change in State & Local Defined Benefit Assets, 2003-2017 



Annual Update

The Federal Reserve reported in March 2018 that the combined value of defined benefit plan assets held by state and local governments as of Q4 2017 increased by 12.5 percent, to $4.33 trillion, from $3.85 trillion as of Q4 2016. 

Annual Change in State & Local Defined Benefit Assets, 2003-2017