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KoreaÆs NPC takes more risk

Next year, the National Pension Corporation will broaden its international investments - traditional and alternative.
South KoreaÆs W180 trillion $190 billion National Pension Corporation NPC is shifting its asset allocation to take on more risk, according to executives at the organisation.

NPCÆs executive committee, with the approval of its regulator, the Ministry of Health and Welfare, has recently approved a new five-year plan. After years of experimenting with international outsourcing and new asset classes such as real estate and private equity, the NPC is now supposed to adopt a more risk-taking, internationally diversified strategy.

ôOur executive committee realises that the fund has become too big for the domestic market,ö says an NPC official. ôThis is a radical change. It may take time for us to adapt. But the decision...
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