Government Fund Weekly Roundup: GIC Gains a CEO as SWFs Reboot Leadership Teams

November 23, 2016 by Loch Adamson

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Lim Chow Kiat, CEO of Singapore's GIC Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC prepares for a period of market uncertainty an muted returns by reshuffling its senior executives; Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund hires a slew of investment managers to mitigate risk as it expands its horizons; China Investment Corp. puts down new roots in the City of London. Homegrown Talent Takes the Helm at GIC Staying true to its tradition of cultivating talent in-house, Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC has just named Lim Chow Kiat, a 23-year veteran of the organization, as its new CEO to lead the organization amid expectations of heightened market uncertainty and lower global growth. The erudite 46-year-old, who joined the $354 billion sovereign wealth fund as a fixed-income portfolio manager in 1993 and helped develop GIC’s investment capability in corporate bonds, has held numerous roles at the fund over the past two decades.…

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