Investing assets entrusted by the government, Bank of Korea and public funds in the global financial market
KIC is sharpening its competitive edge by building strong partnerships with major sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and other global financial institutions.
KIC continues to build a broad and tightknit network with sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and other financial institutions around the world. This network is at the heart of our ability to garner valuable investment information, access promising investment opportunities and secure an advantage in investment negotiations.
KIC is expanding its international network to strengthen collaborations with global sovereign wealth funds. It has signed MOUs for cooperation with multiple funds since 2009 to share investment information and engage in other types of exchange.
The Co-investment Roundtable Of Sovereign And Pension Funds (CROSAPF) has helped expand KIC's global network since its establishment in 2014. More than just an annual event, CROSAPF is a sustainable and practical platform for collaboration and co-investment.
Its network gives KIC access to large-scale investment deals as well as a degree of protection from potential political and regulatory risks through local sovereign co-investors. CROSAPF also serves as an effective way to promote investment opportunities in Korea to global sovereign and pension funds, contributing to the growth of the Korean economy.
The International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF) is an organization of sovereign wealth funds that helps its more than 30 members implement the Santiago Principles, which are 24 Generally Accepted Principles and Practices for sovereign wealth funds. The organization also conducts research, represents its members’ views to the broader community and brings members together to share insights and information. Events include the IFSWF Annual Meeting, which was held virtually in November of 2020.
KIC has been an active member of the IFSWF since the group’s inception in 2009. We are committed to adhering to the Santiago Principles.
Established in 1995 as an investor-led organization, the International Corporate Governance Network's mission is to promote effective standards of corporate governance and investor stewardship to advance efficient markets and sustainable economies worldwide. The policy positions of ICGN, guided by the ICGN Global Governance Principles and Global Stewardship Principles, are the standard for corporate governance and stewardship codes for global companies and investors.
KIC became the first Korean investor to join ICGN in 2017 and endorse its global stewardship principles. As a global investor, KIC exercises active ownership and strives to expand responsible investments in adherence to our Stewardship Principles. Through ICGN, we also collaborate with more than 320 institutional investors from 45 countries.
In 2020, KIC joined the One Planet Sovereign Wealth Funds (OPSWF), a 14-member platform established in 2017 that aims to accelerate efforts to integrate climate change-related financial risks and opportunities in longterm asset management.
KIC’s new membership was announced at the 3rd annual One Planet Sovereign Wealth Funds Summit, which we joined virtually in November and which was chaired by French President Emmanuel Macron.
As an OPSWF member, KIC aims to participate more actively in climate change discussions and better manage investment returns through best practices.
KIC also last year became Korea’s first public institutional investor to support the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). The TCFD is a set of global guidelines recommending the disclosure of climaterelated financial information. It was established by the Financial Stability Board in 2015.
During the 2020 OPSWF Summit, KIC joined other One Planet members in making statements of support for driving TCFD recommendations as a global reporting standard.