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Old 10-13-2014, 01:50 PM
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SOUTH KOREA

http://www.ai-cio.com/channels/story.aspx?id=2147490265

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The US$500 billion South Korean National Pension Service (NPS) has signalled its intention to hold its largest ever allocation of local securities at the expense of alternative investment options.

Next year, the NPS will build up its holding of local stocks to more than KRW 100 trillion (US$93 billion), around a fifth of its entire portfolio, according to a paper submitted the country’s National Assembly, the Korea Times reported.

This shift would move 16 percentage points more of its overall portfolio into equities. An additional KRW 60 billion would be held in foreign stocks while real estate and infrastructure allocations are to be reduced, the newspaper said, in order to build equity exposure.

The fund—which receives significant annual cash inflows—said it would also bring down its new spending on both international and local fixed income products.

However, last year, CEO Choi Kwang said he intended to boost the fund’s allocation to overseas assets to 30% over the next five years.

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