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GIC reports 20% drop in asset value in latest fiscal year

GIC, Singapore's biggest sovereign wealth fund, says it has recovered half of last year's losses and indicates increasing allocation to alternative investments.

Government of Singapore Investment Corporation GIC yesterday reported that its assets under management fell by more than 20% in the fiscal year to March 31, 2009, but said it has recovered around a half of those losses during the recent rally in global stockmarkets.

The market environment in 2008 was one of the most difficult faced by investors in the last 50 years, GIC deputy chairman Tony Tan Keng Yam said in the annual report. Like all large institutional investors around the world, GIC found its portfolio impacted by the severe downturn in the world's economic and financial markets in 2008. And he added GIC's investment horizon of 20 years enables us...

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