14th June, 2021
As the infrastructure of the digital economy, data centers are proving to be high targets for state-owned investors (SOIs). GIC’s announcement that it is extending its joint venture with Equinix has taken its exposure to the sector to another level, with an additional $3.9 billion pledged for the expansion of its xScale data center portfolio.
11th June, 2021
In an unexpected move beyond core infrastructure, the Indonesia Investment Authority (INA) is set to strike a deal in digital infrastructure with plans for investment in tech unicorns.
10th June, 2021
After replacing its chairman and an array of managers, Kazakhstan’s US$64 billion sovereign wealth fund Samruk-Kazyna is planning for a new era with a schedule of privatizations set to generate dry powder for fresh investments - and new partnerships.
9th June, 2021
Co-investments by state-owned investors are common, but Abu Dhabi’s ADIA and Singapore’s GIC seem to enjoy something of a special relationship.
8th June, 2021
Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund PIF has undertaken an organizational revamp and created two new deputy governor positions as it plans for accelerated growth - potentially becoming the world's second biggest sovereign wealth fund within a decade.
7th June, 2021
For the past nine months, ADIA has hired over a dozen of physicians and mathematicians that will be looking at how to integrate machine learning and artificial intelligence into the fund's investment decision process.
4th June, 2021
Russia’s decision to ditch the US$ from the holdings of the National Welfare Fund (NWF) and switch to other currencies reflects geopolitical dynamics as the Putin administration responds to US-led threats of sanctions – but threatens to expose the portfolio to higher levels of risk.
3rd June, 2021
India’s retail and office real estate is increasingly attractive to SOIs, just as interest has cooled in European real estate markets. And the punishing impact of the pandemic on the South Asian giant’s economy has not dented enthusiasm for the potentially strong long-term returns from this fast-growing country.
2nd June, 2021
German insurtech startup WeFox’s US$650 million Series C funding round has won the backing of Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala and Canadian public pension fund OMERS, making it one of the largest Series C venture capital rounds of all time.
1st June, 2021
We had the pleasure of catching up with Mr. Pascal Lagarde, Bpifrance's Executive Director of International, Strategy, Studies & Development.