The Office of Investment Management (OIM) is responsible for managing the investments for the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund, a fund established by the General Assembly of the United Nations to provide retirement, death, disability and related benefits for the staff of the United Nations and the other organizations admitted to membership in the Fund.
The Fund invests in various asset classes such as global public equities, bonds, real estates, private equities, infrastructure, timber and agricultural lands and cash and short-term securities. The Fund mitigates risks through diversification in asset classes, geographical regions/countries, currencies, sector/industry, securities, investment strategies, and market capitalizations.
The Representative of the Secretary-General (RSG) has been delegated the responsibility and authority to act on behalf of the Secretary General in all matters relating to the investment of the assets of the Fund. The RSG is assisted by the Office of Investment Management (OIM). Investments must, at the time of initial review, meet the criteria of safety, profitability, liquidity and convertibility.
As a signatory to the United Nations’ Principles of Responsible Investing or PRI since 2006, the Office of Investment Management (OIM) incorporates Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations throughout the investment decision-making process for all asset classes.
Identifying, measuring and managing all aspects of risks to which the Fund is exposed is the primary responsibility of our Risk Management and Compliance department, along with implementing key compliance measures such as adequate monitoring and control processes covering the Fund’s investments.