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Alaska Permanent joins the Red Club

4th August, 2022

Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation just released its results for the fiscal year ended on June 30, 2022, with negative return of-1.3% in the 12-month period and -6.9% in the last six months. The new value of the fund’s AuM is US$ 77.3 billion, down from US$ 81.8 billion a year ago.

State Investors' Portfolios Are Pummeled By Geopolitics, But It's Not All Bad News

8th June, 2022

Global SWF has taken stock of portfolio losses in local currency terms and finds that the value of state owned investors' AUM has taken a hammering since Russia’s military action in Ukraine with hundreds of billions of US dollars wiped off their portfolios - yet, there is still a chink of light in the gloom.

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.

Celebrating Female Leaders at Sovereign Investors

8th March, 2022

Today is International Women’s Day and, once again, we have studied in detail the female representation at State-Owned Investors, including SWFs and PPFs. Diversity and inclusion are becoming key parameters in ESG reporting, and funds are putting a lot of effort in recruiting and retaining people of all genders, races and backgrounds. We observe large disparities in the composition of the workforce of the world’s major SOIs

Cloud of Political Controversy Looms Large Over Alaska's Sovereign Fund

14th January, 2022

The former chief executive of the US$83 billion Alaska Permanent Fund, Angela Rodell, has delivered a strident criticism of board members who shocked the sovereign investor world by sacking her last month.

Biotech Boom Supported with US$5.5bn from State-Owned Investors

19th November, 2021

The pandemic has fuelled investor interest in biotech, life sciences and drug discovery with state-owned investors ploughing more than US$5.5 billion into the space so far this year, mostly in the form of venture capital for startups – an increase of 53% over the whole of 2020.

Fund of the Month (Sept'21): Alaska PFC

1st September, 2021

On August 3, Alaska PFC reported its best annual performance ever, with a 29.7% return, and an all-time peak AuM of US$ 81.1 billion. A month before that, it had unveiled its strategy up to June 2025, when it expects private markets to rise to 40% of its portfolio. We had the immense pleasure of talking with Ms. Angela Rodell, who on October 1 will stand as the world’s only female CEO of a SWF.

Stocks and Bonds Boost Annual Returns, But Private Markets Drive Long-Term Growth

27th August, 2021

Recent annual returns by state-owned investors have demonstrated that the rally in public equities has boosted portfolios, but long-term returns suggest private markets generate stronger yield.

Alaska PFC returns c.30% in FY21, private markets to reach 40%

9th August, 2021

Last week, United States’ largest Sovereign Wealth Fund, the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC) released its results for the year ending on June 30, 2021 (FY21) and gave a clue on its strategy to FY25.

Female Inclusion Survey: Gender Inequality Persists at the Top of State-Owned Investors

22nd March, 2021

State-Owned Investors have still a long way to go when it comes to diversity and inclusion.

Alpha Trains Leads Daily Deals with State-Owned Investors On-Track for Extraordinary Month

13th January, 2021

The first month of 2021 is turning out to be a bumper month for investment by state-owned investors with the volume and value of transactions set to rival the busiest months of 2020 - and potentially see the return of activity to pre-pandemic norms.

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