SWFs Reshuffle Management Teams Amid Market Uncertainty

May 05, 2016 by SWC Editors

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KIC's CEO Sung-soo Eun Responding to a challenging start to 2016 — characterized by equity-market volatility and low interest rates — government funds have begun to think more carefully about how best to organize their operations.The result has been a slew of executive hires and organizational reshuffles as state investors move to optimize their governance structures. Here’s a roundup of all the management changes the Sovereign Wealth Center recorded in March and April. Japan’s GPIF Appoints Alternatives Expert as President On March 23, Japan’s giant pension fund, the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), named Norihiro Takahashi as its new president. Takahashi was previously senior managing director at Tokyo-based agricultural bank Norinchukin, one of Japan’s biggest investors in alternative assets. He is likely to focus on diversifying GPIF’s conservative, bond-heavy portfolio into new asset classes. Alaska’s SWF Gets New CIO Across the Pacific, the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. (APFC),…

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