Infrastructure has that particular challenge. The other is that on the supply side, governments need to have the expertise. They need to know how to work out the regulation, to assemble the assets, to make the financing arrangements, a lot of those things that are still somewhat lacking.
The point Lim makes about relationships with investee companies is important. GIC is so influential now that it can be helpful to the companies it invests in, whether through advice or just connections. A good example is Vietnam. In recent years, we have really stepped up on that.
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GIC holds occasional invitation-only events where a couple of hundred investees or other business partners are invited and encouraged to talk. For the moment, GIC invests without much concern about funds being taken away from them; there has only really been one drawdown from the past reserves pool to which GIC contributes, during the global financial crisis , for a national resilience package in The finance minister at the time, Tharman Shanmugaratnam, made it clear this would not be a regular occurrence.
The real challenge is the investment environment.
Our job is to make sure that we generate good long-term returns. The most unique thing is the governance arrangement. The government makes it very clear and is very disciplined about that — to leave GIC alone to just focus on making money.
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It is hard for a lot of governments to do that. He takes the same approach when asked about the mystery AuM number.
Professionally it has not hindered our work. GIC also stands out for its headcount of about 1, people, which is thought to be second only to Adia 1, employees at the end of So why do so much internally? To be sure, we use a lot of external managers — hundreds of them in all asset classes — but in-house has a cost advantage. It is somewhat notorious among external managers for its internal knowledge. More than one manager has told Euromoney how it pitched up to GIC with its best idea only to find that it was already doing it, and doing it well, internally.
Singapore is still an intensely patriotic place and GIC has retained a sense of public duty, no matter how many non-Singaporeans have come and gone through its doors over the years. And not just with Singaporeans: I find it interesting and amazing that a lot of our non-Singaporean colleagues identify with the idea that you would patiently, in a disciplined way, manage a pool of money that would benefit a lot of people.
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Did he feel that way in ? I was originally from Malaysia; I came here as a teenager and had my education here, so I felt like the country had really helped me a lot. You learn every day. Asked if he wants to say anything in conclusion, he turns again to the environment of uncertainty in the world today. Craftsman spirit honored by setting up commemoration day.
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