As the Alaska Permanent Fund enters into its 41st year, it was affirmed during the Board of Trustees meeting that the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation remains dedicated to providing a sound management structure to maintain the safety of the principal, while maximizing investment returns. Chair Bill Moran observed that “in the 40 years since the first deposit on February 28, 1977 of $734,000 of dedicated royalties to the Alaska Permanent Fund, the total value has grown to more than $57 billion today.” He further remarked that “in addition to this growth, over $24.3 billion has been distributed to Alaskans since the inception of the Fund.”
The Alaska Permanent Fund’s (Fund) total value as of December 31, 2016 (unaudited) is $55.4 billion, comprised of $45.1 billion in Principal and $10.3 billion in the Earnings Reserve. The Fund’s investment portfolio gained 4.50% in the first half of FY17.
In review of the Fund’s performance, Chief Executive Officer, Angela Rodell, notes that “the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation’s active management of the Alaska Permanent Fund has added value of $1.32 billion to the overall portfolio in the first half of FY17 by outperforming the passive index benchmark by 2.50% (250 bps).”
As part of their fiduciary oversight, the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation’s Board of Trustees held a quarterly meeting in Anchorage on December 6 and 7, 2016 to review the Alaska Permanent Fund’s performance, risk profile and investment policy.
The Alaska Permanent Fund’s (Fund) total investment portfolio gained 3.86% in the first quarter of fiscal year 2017 (FY17), getting the year off to a strong start with solid performance across asset classes. With an increase in value of $2 billion to the overall Fund portfolio, the Fund ended September 30, 2016 with a total value of $54.8 billion, comprised of $45.1 billion in Principal and $9.7 billion in the Earnings Reserve.