SINGAPORE -- GIC, a Singapore government-owned investment company, said on Tuesday that it sold more than half of its stake in Swiss banking group UBS, incurring a loss. GIC is feeling the pinch of dwindling returns in a challenging investment climate. By selling a significant chunk of a legacy investment dating back to the global financial crisis, GIC hopes to accelerate its shift toward the digital arena and other growth areas to generate much-needed revenue for the country.
Singapore fund GIC takes a hit with UBS sell-off
By shedding burdensome old investment, fund hopes to focus on new growth areas