Global Public Investors turn back to sovereign debt and gold, but alternative investments and infrastructure set to grow further
OMFIF’s Global Public Investor 2020 features findings from the most comprehensive worldwide survey of public sector investors. The report draws on OMFIF’s largest ever survey sample of public investors, covering 78 central banks, pension funds and sovereign funds.
The global economic shock has pushed central banks back towards safe assets, after years of reserves diversification. According to OMFIF’s asset allocation analysis, their stock of sovereign debt has already grown to 66% of reserve assets. Gold holdings have risen as well. Meanwhile, central banks have relatively reduced their equity holdings.
The 2020 edition examines key themes for public investors, including sustainable investment, the status of central bank digital currency, and best practice in the relationship between central banks and sovereign funds.