Investing assets entrusted by the government, Bank of Korea and public funds in the global financial market
The Korea Investment Corporation was entrusted with USD 111.0 billion following its establishment in 2005, and has a net asset value of USD 169.3 billion as of the end of 2022.
First entrusted with USD 1 billion in 2006, KIC has consistently expanded its operating scale through stable and capable management. Assets under management (AUM) at the end of 2022 totaled USD 169.3 billion.
Following a principle of diversification, KIC manages a portfolio that is 77.2% traditional assets and 22.8% alternative assets, including private equity, real estate, infrastructure and hedge funds.
The AUM of our alternative assets, which have a low correlation with traditional assets and capture an illiquidity premium through long-term investment, grew about 8% (USD 2.8 billion) from the previous year to USD 38.7 billion, accounting for 22.8% of the portfolio in 2022 compared to 17.5% in 2021.
(USD billion, %)
|Alternative assets||Private equity||16.0||9.5|
|Real estate and infrastructure||16.5||9.7|
|Cumulative net investment income since establishment||29.0||49.2||71.0||87.9||58.2|
KIC’s return on total assets in 2022 stood at -14.36%, with a five-year annualized return of 3.39% and an annualized return since inception of 4.12%.
|Return on total assets
|Return on total assets
The return on traditional assets in 2022 was -17.58%, -52 bps compared to the benchmark.
|Category||2018||2019||2020||2021||2022||Annualized return for the past five years(’18-’22)||Annualized return since inception|
|Excess return (bp)||-81||33||144||-39||-52||-6||16|
|Excess return (bp)||-71||6||261||-92||-137||-21||-12|
|Fixed income||Return (%)||-1.32||7.53||9.88||-4.62||-16.65||-1.51||2.36|
|Excess return (bp)||-13||73||78||39||14||36||32|
Annualized return since inception: 8.23%
* Total includes commodities (categorized as traditional assets since April 2011)
|Equities||Morgan Stanley Capital International All Country World Index ex Korea (unhedged)|
|Fixed income||Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index ex KRW ex Korea (unhedged)|
|Inflation-linked bonds||Bloomberg Barclays Global Inflation-linked Bond Index|
|Cash||ICE BofA Merrill Lynch 3-Month US Treasury Bill|
|Private equity||Morgan Stanley Capital International All Country World Index ex Korea (unhedged) + 2%, 3 months lagged|
|Real estate · infrastructure||G7 inflation rate + 4%, 3 months lagged|
|Hedge funds||BofA Merrill Lynch 3-Month US Treasury Bill + 3.5%, 1 month lagged|