GIC Investment: A Global Overview Singapore's GIC is the world's fifth-biggest sovereign investor, with $690 billion in assets, according to research firm SWFI. It invests in a wide range of assets and businesses around the globe, from private equity and venture capital to public equities and bonds. GIC recently put the brakes on private investments in China while boosting investment worldwide by 17%. Here's a look at GIC's operations and investments.
GIC is investing in a range of sectors, including renewable energy. Portugal's EDP recently announced an investment of $27 billion to nearly double renewable energy capacity in Europe. Lisson Grove Investment, an affiliate of GIC, has committed to subscribe to a capital increase in one of the world's largest transport groups. GIC also committed to investing €1 billion to purchase a stake in a major global oil and gas company.
GIC’s investment portfolio is diverse, with investments in public equities and fixed income, real estate, infrastructure, and private equity and venture capital. GIC has taken an interest in the private equity and venture capital markets in both Europe and the US, with investments in a range of companies from start-ups to mature businesses.