Read? Defensive stance helps GIC post 20-year annualised real rate of return of 2.7%
DESPITE the turbulence unleashed by the Covid-19 pandemic, GIC’s portfolio remains resilient and Singapore’s foreign reserves under its charge have been protected by the sovereign wealth fund’s defensive stance and focus on its mandate, which is to first preserve and then enhance the value of the assets under its care.

Over a 20-year period spanning April 2000 to March 2020, GIC’s portfolio achieved an annualised nominal rate of return of 4.6 per cent. Taking into account global inflation, its annualised real rate of return stood at 2.7 per cent over the same period, compared to 3.4 per cent for the 20-year period spanning April 1999 to March 2019. (see amendment note)

GIC is one of the three reserves management entities in Singapore, alongside the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Temasek Holdings. The three