Singaporean Sovereign Funds Shoulder Market Risk

July 04, 2019 by Daniel Brett

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With even its assets under management considered top secret, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC does not like to give much away. But this week, what we’ve learned with the publication of its annual returns should ring alarm bells in the sovereign investor universe — and raise concerns about the market performance of GIC’s Singaporean neighbor, the state-owned investor Temasek Holdings, which is exposed to even higher market risks. With Temasek due to report its annual returns any day now, the team at the Sovereign Wealth Center (SWC) has decided to reflect on what we expect to see — and assess how the two institutions are adapting their strategic approaches to an investment environment plagued by heightened uncertainty and persistent hazards. Public Equities Hit Performance GIC was not be able to escape the effects of the rout across global stock markets in 2018, even though prices recovered somewhat in…

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