Chairman Ding Xuedong of CIC Discusses Alternatives (Part 2)

September 28, 2016 by SWC Editors

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Ding Xuedong, Chairman of China Investment Corp. (Photo credit Stefen Chow) Under the stewardship of Chairman Ding Xuedong, China Investment Corp. (CIC) has recently decentralized its investment decision-making processes and empowered its teams of investment professionals to take greater ownership of their respective ideas. The shift is just one of the many changes implemented by Ding, who took over the sovereign wealth fund’s leadership in July 2013 and has overhauled its investment culture in an effort to improve performance. The fund, which manages $250 billion in global investment assets — and oversees $564 billion in domestic equity holdings for a total of $814 billion — relies heavily in low-cost stock indexes to generate beta, or market returns, and primarily looks for alpha in foreign private markets and hedge funds. In June, Ding sat down with Institutional Investor’s Asia Bureau Chief, Allen T. Cheng, at CIC’s headquarters in Beijing…

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