Adrian Orr named third most 'impactful' in world of sovereign wealth fund leaders

Adrian Orr has been ranked as the third most important people in the world of sovereign wealth funds.
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Adrian Orr has been ranked as the third most important people in the world of sovereign wealth funds.

The long time head of the New Zealand Superannuation Fund has been named as one of the most powerful people the global sovereign wealth fund industry.

On Thursday the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute released its list of the "most significant and impactful" asset owners and public executives in the world.

Adrian Orr, who has headed the NZ Super Fund for a decade, was ranked third, behind Elvira Nabiullina, the governor of the Central Bank of Russia and Norihiro Takahashi, the president of Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund.

It is at least the third year in a row that someone from the NZ Super Fund has been ranked in the top 10 in the rankings, with head of investments Fiona Mackenzie ranked seventh in 2015 and chief investment officer Matt Whineray ranked eighth in 2016.

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Orr was not the only Kiwi on the 2017 list, with Nicholas Bagnall, the chief investment officer at the Accident Compensation Corporation ranked 60th.

According to the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute the annual list attempts to recognise figures who have not been recognised before.

Orr was ranked 16th in 2014.

 

 

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