PFAs invest N1.49 trn in Treasury Bills

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Lagos – The Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) in the country have invested N1.49 trillion in Treasury Bills. Treasury-bills The monthly report released by the National Pension Commission (PenCom) on Sunday in Abuja by Mr Peter Aghahowa, the commission’s spokesman made the disclosure.

The commission also disclosed that the PFAs invested N4.22 trillion in Federal Government’s bonds, Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) got N10.91 billion; Sukuk bonds, N53.15 billion; and green bonds, N6.96 billion.

“State government securities gulped N154.43 billion, while corporate bonds was N400.45 billion with corporate infrastructure bonds amounting to N7.33 billion, even as banks gulped N849.09 billion.

“Others include commercial papers, N116.76 billion and real estate properties, N226.64 billion and supranational bonds, N6.67 billion.

“Open and close end funds, N12.18 billion; mutual funds, N21.29 billion; private equity fund N38.57 billion; infrastructure fund, N16.07 billion; other assets N24.56 billion and Reits, N9.10 billion.”

The commission said. According to the commission, the total sum invested in Federal Government’s securities by PFAs stood at N5.78trn out of N8.33 trillion pension assets as at August.

“The investment represents 69.30 per cent of N8.33 trillion pension assets,” the commission said. The commission, in the monthly report, also reclassified the pension assets according to the new structures, namely; 1, 11, 111 and 1V multi-fund structures.

“Fund I has N4.55 billion; Fund II, N3.69 trillion; Fund III N1.96 trillion and Fund IV N619.59 billion.

“It noted that Closed Pension Fund Administrators Fund (CPFAs) is N1.08 trillion and Existing Schemes (ES) N957.50 billion,” it said. (NAN)

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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