Chinas National Social Security Fund, Beijing, hired Martin Currie to run an Asia-Pacific ex-China and ex-Japan equity portfolio, a source with knowledge of the matter confirmed.
Further details could not be learned by press time.
Calls to the National Council for National Social Security Fund, which manages the fund, were not answered.
While we continue to grow our business in China we are not able to comment on this specifically, Scott White, spokesman for Martin Currie, wrote in an e-mail response to questions:
The social security funds assets as of Dec. 31, 2007, were $70.7 billion, according to data from Pensions & Investments and Watson Wyatt.