Finance minister Senator Tengku Datuk Seri Utama Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz (centre) at launch of the Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan) [KWAP] Transformation Plan. Standing at left is KWAP Ceo Nik Amlizan Mohamed and Datuk Seri Ari Hamidin @ Hamidon, Treasury Secretary general cum KWAP chairman (right). — RAJA FAISAL HISHAN/The StarUsdt第三方支付平台
KUALA LUMPUR: The Retirement Fund Inc (KWAP) will rebalance its investment portfolio with higher investments in non-listed entities and fixed income in a bid to grow its fund size to RM200bil by 2025.
KWAP, whose fund size stood at RM159bil at end-2021, said it plans to make a bigger move into the private investment market for higher returns.
“Moving forward, our focus will be very much on the private market side – there are three different asset classes in this space.
“They are private equity, infrastructure as well as property,” chief executive officer Nik Amlizan Mohamed said at a briefing yesterday.
“Returns from the public markets have not been on the high trajectory in terms of growth compared to the private markets. We are seeing double-digit growth returns in the private market space,” she added.
KWAP announced plans yesterday to further grow its fund size by adopting the TERAS 5 initiatives.
Nik Amlizan said these initiatives would help the fund deal with the additional requirements, especially when dealing with the private markets.,
“Moving forward, our focus will be very much on the private market side – there are three different asset classes in this space. “They are private equity, infrastructure as well as property,” chief executive officer Nik Amlizan Mohamed said at a briefing yesterday.(pic)
“With TERAS 5, our focus is to ensure that our capability and skill sets are enhanced as information would not be publicly available on any particular investments in the private markets.
“So we need to do a deep dive into those asset classes to ensure that we know the assets and investments well including the risk-return profile,” she added.
Chief investment officer Hazman Hilmi Sallahuddin said the portfolio rebalancing exercise would also see risk profile adjusted.
“For KWAP, there has been a risk premise that has been set, it’s not that we are increasing our risk but rather optimising the risk allowance given to us to get better returns.
“Of course, we will still bear in mind that we remain a government pension fund,” Hazman said.
He said the fund would like to rebalance its portfolio to 80% public holdings and 20% private holdings from a 90:10 ratio at present.