Sovereign Wealth Funds in the Pacific

How international funds have responded to economic shocks.

Practical elements and considerations, critical success factors.  Recommendations for best practice, and implementation plan.

Project leaders

Aaron Drew

Aaron is an experienced investment professional and economist.

He recently joined NZIER from the New Zealand Superannuation Fund, where he developed a number of value-adding investment strategies and was a member of the Fund’s Investment Committee.  Aaron co-developed the models used to value global listed markets, inform investment hurdles, and stress-test the Superfund’s portfolio. He played a key role in developing and running the Superfund’s dynamic asset allocation strategy, strategic tilting.

Since inception this investment strategy has added over NZ$1 billion to Fund returns. He also helped develop the Fund’s Reference Portfolio governance benchmark and approach to adding-value, an asset allocation framework that is being increasingly adopted in New Zealand and abroad.

Aaron has a pragmatic, commercially-driven focus and a broad analytical tool kit that can be used to identify and tackle problems from a number of angles.

He enjoys developing frameworks for clients that support decision-making and adds value to their activities. Key areas of expertise include investment analysis and strategy, forecasting and modelling, international economies, macro policy analysis.

View Aaron Drew’s profile page.

Download Sovereign Wealth Reports


Improving the Performance of Sovereign Funds in the Pacific

Aaron Drew, Associate, NZIER (2.1 MB, PDF)

Reference Portfolios for Sovereign Funds in Pacific Island Nations

Aaron Drew, Associate, NZIER and Bart Frijns, Auckland University of Technology (1.9 MB, PDF)

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