The huge pension fund has finally found a chief investment officer after much speculation, and is seen as being more active in seeking asset managers for new portfolios.
Korea's National Pension Service has posted a good set of annual results in 2017, despite losing a string of senior investment executives. Its luck could run out this year.
The new appointment comes after Cho In-sik steps down from his role amid other changes, as the Korean state pension fund seeks a permanent investment chief.
Leading investors gathered for the latest insights at AsianInvestor's conference in Seoul.
Korean investors are increasing their allocations across private debt, investing into riskier tranches in the hunt for greater returns. This contrasts greatly with their Japanese peers.
Institutional investors across Asia Pacific are becoming more willing to put money to work in riskier tranches of private debt, as they seek out improved returns.