Sector  Insights

New Horizons for Official Institutions

March 2014

Sovereign wealth funds, public pension reserve funds and central banks — collectively “official institutions” — need to be more adaptable than ever in a continually shifting investment environment.

Our survey, conducted by FT Remark, reveals they are focused on seizing the opportunities and managing the risks of a more complex global market.

We also gained insight into what the future holds for these institutions. Official institutions’ focus is on managing increasing portfolio complexity while maintaining a rigorous approach to risk management. To confront this challenge they are streamlining operations and using their data to generate greater insight and value.

In doing so, these institutions can respond to the changing operating environment more quickly.



About the Research

In Q1 2014, FT Remark, in association with State Street, surveyed 62 senior executives from official institutions globally. Of these respondents, 58 percent were from central banks, 34 percent from sovereign wealth funds, and 8 percent from public pension reserve funds. In terms of geography, 45 percent were EMEA-based, with the remaining 29 percent and 26 percent based in APAC and the Americas, respectively.