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S. Korea’s Sovereign Wealth Fund Earns $21.8 bln in 2020

S. Korea’s Sovereign Wealth Fund Earns $21.8 bln in 2020

SEOUL, Feb. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s sovereign wealth fund said Tuesday it earned US$21.8 billion from investment, boosted by stock rallies, as the coronavirus pandemic prompted central banks to cut rates and pump liquidity into markets. Choi Hee-nam, chief executive of Korea Investment Corp. (KIC), told reporters that its return on investment was [...]

S. Korea’s Wealth Fund Sets Sights on Commercial Properties in Europe, China

S. Korea’s Wealth Fund Sets Sights on Commercial Properties in Europe, China

SEOUL, July 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Korea Investment Corp. (KIC), South Korea’s US$157 billion sovereign wealth fund, is seeking to buy commercial properties in Europe and China, the company’s top executive has said, in what could be its latest alternative investments. “We are considering making investments one each in Europe and in China,” KIC Chairman [...]

POSCO to Finalize Cooperation Deal with Saudi Fund

POSCO to Finalize Cooperation Deal with Saudi Fund

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) — POSCO Co., South Korea’s largest steelmaker, likely will sign a comprehensive cooperation deal with South Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund next month that includes the sale of a stake in its construction unit, industry sources said Sunday. POSCO was supposed to complete the deal with the Public Investment Fund (PIF) [...]

$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 [...]