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Pension Fund Forecast to Be Depleted Earlier Than Predicted: Sources

Pension Fund Forecast to Be Depleted Earlier Than Predicted: Sources

SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s national pension could run out of money by 2056 or 2057 if current financial conditions continue, three to four years earlier than previously projected by the government, official sources said Thursday. The government conducts reviews on the financial soundness of the National Pension Service (NPS) every five [...]

S. Korea’s Pension Service to Invest in Hedge Funds this Year

S. Korea’s Pension Service to Invest in Hedge Funds this Year

SEOUL, April 8 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s state pension fund will invest around 1 trillion won (US$866.7 million) in overseas hedge funds for the first time this year as part of its efforts to diversify its investment portfolios, the health ministry said Friday. The plan was submitted to a public pension fund operation committee, which [...]

Korean Pension Funds to Get Green Light to Invest in ETFs

Korean Pension Funds to Get Green Light to Invest in ETFs

SEOUL, Oct. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – The financial regulator said Sunday that it will allow public and private pension funds to invest in exchange traded funds (ETFs) in a bid to provide a safer and decent yield-generating investment tool in the low rate environment. An ETF refers to an investment fund traded on stock exchanges [...]

Pension Fund Likely to Nod on Samsung Merger Plan

Pension Fund Likely to Nod on Samsung Merger Plan

SEOUL, July 10 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s national pension fund operator on Friday decided its official stance on a merger between key subsidiaries of Samsung Group, the country’s leading family-controlled conglomerate, but won’t disclose what the stance is for the time being, officials said. But sources say that the operator decided to support the [...]

Samsung Stock Prices’ Downward March Leads to Korea’s Pension Fund Loss

Samsung Stock Prices’ Downward March Leads to Korea’s Pension Fund Loss

SEOUL, Oct. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s National Pension Fund has suffered huge losses, as its significant exposure to the nation’s ‘blue-chip’ stocks — such as Samsung Electronics and Hyundai – under-performed a broader drop in the stock market of late.  This year, the national fund made additional investments in the top 10 public conglomerates, also [...]

$5.5 Tril. Global Investment Consultation Body “CROSAPF” to Set Sail

$5.5 Tril. Global Investment Consultation Body “CROSAPF” to Set Sail

SEOUL, Sep. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – A government-led investment consultative group called the “Co-investment Roundtable of Sovereign and Pension Funds” (CROSAPF) that encompasses sovereign wealth funds, pension fund firms, and global public funds will be formed soon. Hosted by Korea Investment Corporation, a sovereign wealth fund, and sponsored by Korea EximBank, CROSAPF is Korea’s first global-level [...]