Assets of the largest 1,000 U.S. retirement plans totaled $8.84 trillion on Sept. 30, a dip of 2.3% from a year earlier.

Asset movement among defined contribution plans in the top 1,000 was relatively flat, down 0.3% to $3.01 trillion, while defined benefit plans decreased 3.3%, to $5.83 trillion.

Among the 200 largest plans, DC plan assets inched up 1.5% to $1.81 trillion while DB plans dropped 3.6% to $4.58 trillion. Top 200 assets overall declined 2.2%, to $6.39 trillion.

When broken out by type of plan, only public defined contribution plans in the top 200 showed an increase. Corporate DC plans were flat for the year, while public defined benefit plans dropped 3% and corporate DB plans fell 4.2%.