The largest pension fund in Thailand is expanding its investment division with a view to implementing a long-planned ten-fold jump in its overseas allocation.
The $38 billion pension fund is moving to diversify as well as expand its investment team. We speak to its new head of investments, Chompoopen Sirithorn.
The $38 billion pension fund has promoted from within after the long-serving Win Phromphaet moved on to an investment role in the private sector.
The $28 billion institution has chosen which firms will manage $200 million of its international portfolio. It will award mandates for another $400 million in 2012.
The state fund is looking to ramp up its foreign-asset allocation and needs an investment consultant to help it.
The $25 billion state institution is making its first moves into foreign equities and property and boosting its exposure to international fixed income with three $200 million mandates, one for each asset class.
Pension fund awards $25 million mandates to Merrill Lynch and Loomis Sayles to manage its global fixed-income portfolio.