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South Korea Sovereign Fund Increases Alt. Allocation

Oct 16, 2013
Jing Chen

Korea Investment Corp. has added $3 billion to its alternative investments.

Pensions & Investments reported that the South Korean sovereign wealth fund’s newest allocation puts its goal of increasing its hedge fund, private equity and real estate allocation to 20% of its portfolio over the next several years much closer.

The article said that KIC’s alternative investments totaled about 10% of a portfolio valued at approximately $65 billion as of October 4.

Hedge fund comprised the largest share of KIC’s alternative strategies with about 39% at the end of 2012, however KIC's ongoing boost in alternatives allocations will lean more toward private equity.

KIC was founded in 2005 to invest some of the nation’s foreign-exchange reserves offshore.



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