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Norway's Government Pension Fund Global grows by $37 billion in first quarter
Norway's Government Pension Fund Global, Oslo, gained 219 billion kroner ($37 billion) in the first quarter as stocks surged amid unprecedented stimulus from central banks to boost economic growth.
NZ Superannuation reports gain for March, sale of timber
The New Zealand Superannuation Fund reported a 1.76% return for March, lifting the value of the fund's portfolio to NZ$22.11 billion (US$18.62 billion) as of March 31.
AP7 picks 8 managers for active equity, currency
AP7, Stockholm, hired eight managers to run seven active equity strategies and two active currency portfolios, each with a notional value of between 2 billion Swedish kronor ($307 million) and 3 billion kronor.
Malaysian fund moves 11% of assets to external managers
Malaysia's 526.8 billion ringgit ($171.2 billion) Employees Provident Fund, Kuala Lumpur, outsourced 57.67 billion ringgit to external fund managers, or roughly 11% of the mandatory national retirement scheme's investment assets, according to an announcement April 4 on the EPF's website.
Alaska Permanent's hedge fund incubator strategy goes live
Alaska Permanent Fund Corp.'s $500 million hedge fund incubator program went live with the hire of its first hedge fund portfolio manager.
Alaska Permanent picks 5 U.S. large-cap managers to run $100 million each
Alaska Permanent Fund Corp., Juneau, hired five managers to run $100 million each in active domestic large-cap equity.
GIC's Ng retells 'harrowing' experience during the 2008 financial crisis
The decision to make a tactical cut in the Government of Singapore Investment Corp.'s equity exposure heading into the global financial crisis was a “harrowing” experience, but one that paid off for the sovereign wealth fund's portfolio, according to the fund's former investment chief.
Norges Bank Investment Management equity and fixed-income returns over the years
Norges Bank Investment Management, which oversees Norway's Government Pension Fund Global released its annual report Friday and said the fund returned 13.42% in 2012, second only to the record 26% return posted in 2009. Since the fund's inception in 1998, its annualized rate of return is 5.05%, ...
Norway sovereign wealth fund posts second-best return in its history
Norges Bank Investment Management, which oversees Norway's Government Pension Fund Global released its annual report Friday and said the fund returned 13.42% in 2012, its best year since the record 26% return posted in 2009. Strong returns were driven by the fund's equity investments - which ...
Norway global fund's investments return 13% in 2012, assets swell to $669 billion
Norway's Government Pension Fund Global returned 13% on investments in the year ended Dec. 31.
Alaska Permanent searching for emerging markets, international equity managers
Alaska Permanent Fund Corp., Juneau, is searching for managers to run emerging markets equity and international equity strategies.
Singapore's GIC announces high-level investment appointments
Jeffrey Jaensubhakij was named president of GIC Asset Management, the public market investments arm of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation's more than US$100 billion investment portfolio, effective April 1.
Mercer: Institutional investors should stay diversified, focus on managing risks
There are indications that this year will see broader growth, led by improving economic conditions in the U.S. and China, but institutional investors still need to focus on managing the substantial risks that remain, according to investment consultant Mercer.
Texas Permanent seeks currency emerging markets debt managers
Texas Permanent School Fund, Austin, opened a search on Thursday for firms to manage a total of $1.3 billion in local currency emerging markets debt, a new allocation for the $26.1 billion sovereign wealth fund.
Kazakhstan's National Investment Corp. wants alternatives managers
National Investment Corp. of the National Bank of Kazakhstan issued RFPs for hedge fund-of-funds and private equity managers in several different categories.