ADIA secures new leadership for Private Equity, Real Estate

25th July, 2022

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), the world’s fourth largest SWF and the largest investment vehicle in the Middle East, has gone through several organizational changes recently and it just added two high-profile hires from North America to lead its efforts around Global Real Estate (Drew Goldman) and American Private Equity (Andrew Claerhout).

A new SWF Forum is born – will this make any change?

20th June, 2022

Today, nine SWFs from Africa came together in Rabat, Morocco, to sign a new partnership agreement, creating the “African Sovereign Investors Forum (ASIF)”. All of them except for Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund (GIIF) were already members of IFSWF, and four of them are also part of One Planet SWF Group.

Canadian Pension Funds Accelerate Indian Roads Drive with US$816mn Investment

15th June, 2022

Two of Canada’s biggest public pension funds have ramped up their investments in the Indian road network, contributing a total of US$816 million to a US$1.2 billion deal to acquire assets from Brookfield.

Sovereign Investors Make a Tactical Movement on Chinese Stocks

15th June, 2022

Latest data gathered by Global SWF shows that most state-owned investors (SOIs) pivoted away from China in their public equity strategies.

Greenko Bumps Up Indian Renewables Investment by GIC and ADIA - and Canadian Funds are Following Suit

25th May, 2022

India is set for another injection of sovereign capital in its fast-growing renewable energy sector with new pledges of investment by Canadian, Middle Eastern and Singaporean funds.

ADIA Gets Leaner for Fitter Performance, Closing Offices and Deepening Partnerships

20th May, 2022

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) has radically pared back its staffing levels in a push towards greater efficiency and focus.

ADIA Boosts Its Global Real Estate Investment With Joint Venture Platforms

4th May, 2022

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority’s US$2 billion joint venture deal with Boston-based real estate investment manager Rockpoint has pushed its total allocations to such real estate platforms to more than US$10 billion, according to Global SWF research.

The Elephant in the Room - are Sovereign Investors beating the markets?

2nd May, 2022

Comparing returns across State-Owned Investors is never easy and it always takes a lot of assumptions and disclaimers. Yet, most funds have now reported their FY21 results, and we have looked at the average investment returns for the past six years (which we consider a fair investment cycle) across 20 major SWFs and 20 major PPFs in an apples-to-apples analysis.

Sovereign Investors Plan to Back India’s Biggest Ever IPO

28th April, 2022

The Abu Dhabi Investnent Authority (ADIA), Singapore’s GIC and Norway’s Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) are among those engaged in talks as potential anchor investors in the floatation of government-owned Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), reports Bloomberg.

Sovereign Investors Back Ramsay Health Takeover Amid Defensive Pivot Against Inflation and Volatilty

22nd April, 2022

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) and Australia’s healthcare sector superannuation fund HESTA have joined a consortium led by US private equity firm KKR that is seeking to buy Australia-based global hospital operator Ramsay Health Care for A$20 billion (US$15 billion) - a move that proves Australia is an enduring attraction for both domestic and foreign state-owned investors (SOIs).

Indonesia’s INA puts international capital to work

15th April, 2022

This week the Indonesia Investment Authority (known as INA) signed two agreements to invest US$ 2.7 billion in three parts of the Trans-Sumatra toll-road as well as in two parts of the Trans-Java toll-road. When finished, the former will cover 2,818 km across the Western island while the latter will be smaller at 1,167 km and will link the country’s (current) capital city, Jakarta. The total cost of both projects is estimated at over US$ 40 billion.

Indonesia is the GoTo for SWF Investment in Tech Startups

11th April, 2022

The market debut of Indonesia’s largest tech company GoTo is an undoubted success, particularly for its backers who include the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) as well as Singapore’s state-owned investors.

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