Global Public Investor 2021

Central banks will accelerate rise of the renminbi, OMFIF report reveals

The renminbi is on course to become a much more influential part of the global financial system as central banks add the Chinese currency to their reserve assets, reveals OMFIF’s annual Global Public Investors report. OMFIF surveyed more than 100 GPIs – central bank reserve managers, sovereign funds and public pension funds – on their asset allocation strategies, investment approaches and market trends.

The report also showed the dramatic impact Covid-19 and the lower-for-longer rate outlook is having on a group of investors that have, across the industry, $42.7tn of assets under management. Trends in diversification – to boost or maintain returns, or to incorporate a more sustainable investment approach – are accelerating, the survey revealed.

The 2021 GPI examines how central banks are embracing riskier assets, new currencies, and a more holistic understanding of asset ownership, drawing on a new dataset of over 100 sovereign investors.

GPI interactive databank

OMFIF offers a comprehensive interactive online databank available as a practical resource for the reserves management and research departments of all Global Public Investors, and their counterparts in the asset management and banking community.

Comprehensive data analysis looks at the global distribution of GPIs and the full GPI top 850 ranking by assets under management, where registered users can filter five years’ worth of GPI data by type of institution, and region, to chart changes in AUM and other trends.

– View changes in AUM over five years
– Filter by type and region
– Compare individual GPIs and regions

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