Kuwait pension fund reports record annual performance

Kuwait pension fund reports record annual performance
The fund says it follows a conservative investment strategy. (Reuters)
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Updated 24 June 2021

Kuwait pension fund reports record annual performance

Kuwait pension fund reports record annual performance
  • PIFSS saw annual return of 16.5 percent through March 31
  • Fund had $133.7 billion AUM at end of period

RIYADH: Kuwait’s Public Institution for Social Security (PIFSS) achieved its best annual performance ever with a 16.5 percent rate of return in the year to March 31.

The pension fund ended the fiscal year with $133.7 billion in assets, an increase of 20.9 percent on the year earlier period, it said in a statement on Wednesday. Cash now accounts for 4 percent of its investments, down from about 11.5 percent a year ago.

The performance reflects the fund’s “robust” investment policy and the record performance of capital markets, said Director General Meshal Al-Othman. “The management follows a conservative investment strategy well positioned to absorb and overcome expected fluctuations in international markets in the medium-term,” he said.

PIFSS owns 25 percent of Oak Hill Advisers and 10 percent of TowerBrook Capital Partners LP.