IISWC REPORT: TEMASEK HOLDINGS ASSET VALUE GREW BY S$40 BILLION IN 2014

Temasek Holdings Pte rode a rally in global equities with a focus on developed markets that probably helped the Singapore state-owned investor’s assets reach a record.

Assets at the firm, which releases results this week, may have increased 16 percent to 18 percent to as much as S$263 billion ($195 billion) in the year to March 31, according to estimates by Institutional Investor’s Sovereign Wealth Center and CMC Markets. That would be the biggest jump in assets in five years and surpass last year’s all-time high of S$223 billion.

“They had a great year for their equity investments,” said Nicholas Teo, a Singapore-based strategist at CMC Markets who has been following Temasek’s annual results over the last 10 years. “It shows how aggressive their investment style is compared to other state investors.”

Temasek Chief Executive Officer Ho Ching, who has been on a sabbatical since April, oversaw more investments in mature markets, taking advantage of recovering economic growth in the U.S. and Europe.

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