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Temasek Holdings had chalked up a 25% gain for its investment portfolio in 2020, compared to a year ago.

The surge was the highest achieved by the Singapore state-owned investment company in over a decade.

Temasek’s annual review also provided details on how the company invests and the structural trends it looks out for when making its investments.

Also included on its website was a list of investments in both listed and unlisted companies.

Here are five companies Temasek invested in that are worth a second look.

Mastercard (NYSE: MA)

Temasek has a long list of investments in the financial sector, one of which is Mastercard.

The company is a leader in the global payments space, and as of 31 March 2021, had a total of 2.8 billion cards in issue.

The business was initially impacted by the fall in transactions resulting from lockdowns due to the pandemic.

However, payment volumes have since recovered strongly as restrictions are eased in many parts of the world.