Korean pension fund seeks global investments

SeoulKorea’s Government Employees Pension Service has hired Towers Watson to identify potential global investment managers for new strategies and diversify its portfolio. With investable assets of approximately 5 trillion Korean won, the pension fund serves more than one million government employees. Although the pension fund has expanded its allocation to overseas real estate, private equity and hedge funds, the consultancy says it has yet to invest in overseas alternative assets “on a meaningful scale”. ©2013 funds europe

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