GIC Boosts Digital Economy Revolution with Massive Data Center Investment Drive

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.

Indonesia's INA Set to Back Digital Infra and Tech Unicorns

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.

Khazakstan’s Samruk-Kazyna Prepares for a New Era

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.

ADIA and GIC: An Evolving Relationship

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.

Saudi's PIF Revamps Organization and Boosts Headcount as it Prepares for Massive Growth

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.

ADIA beefs up its Global Science Lab

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.

Russian SWF's Geopolitical Pivot Towards Chinese Yuan Increases Risks

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.

Sovereign Investor Excitement Builds Over Indian Retail and Office Real Estate

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.

Mubadala and OMERS Back German Trend-Setting Insurtech Unicorn

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.

Fund of the Month (Jun'21): Bpifrance

1st June, 2021

We had the pleasure of catching up with Mr. Pascal Lagarde, Bpifrance's Executive Director of International, Strategy, Studies & Development.