Singaporean Sovereign Funds See Returns Diverge

July 12, 2017 by SWC Editors

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This week, Singaporean sovereign funds GIC and Temasek Holdings release their annual reports, disclose divergent results, and offer insight and commentary on global financial markets. Temasek Holdings’ Annual Results Surge on Rising Stocks What a difference a year makes. At this time last July, Singaporean state investor Temasek Holdings unveiled a 9% decline in the value of its assets through March 31, 2016 – a stunning loss that brought an abrupt end to the firm’s impressive seven-year winning streak. Today, Temasek announced that its portfolio strategy has recaptured its winning ways, as the value of its investments rose by 13.4% through March 31, 2017. Temasek’s portfolio is now worth S$275 billion ($198.50 billion), a record high for the firm. The reversal of Temasek’s fortunes has everything to do with equity markets in Asia, where its portfolio is concentrated — 68% of the portfolio is invested in assets in Asia…

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