Exclusive: Chairman Ding Xuedong of CIC Discusses Changes at the SWF and Challenges Ahead

September 21, 2016 by SWC Editors

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Ding Xuedong, Chairman of China Investment Corp. (Photo Credit Stefen Chow) Since taking the helm of China Investment Corporation (CIC) in July 2013, Ding Xuedong has radically restructured China’s influential sovereign wealth fund. The 56-year-old chairman of China’s $250 billion global investment portfolio, who previously served as a vice minister of finance in the central government, has overhauled CIC’s top management, shifted decision-making power outward to CIC’s investment teams, and conducted periodic audits to guard against corruption. In June, Ding sat down with Institutional Investor’s Asia Bureau Chief, Allen T. Cheng, at CIC’s headquarters in the sleek New Poly Plaza building in Beijing to discuss the future of China’s flagship sovereign wealth fund. This is the first installment of an exclusive two-part series published in cooperation with Institutional Investor.   Since its founding in 2007, CIC has achieved significant recognition as one of the leading sovereign wealth funds…

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