11th August, 2023
August is normally a prolific month for appointments and new hires, especially among those funds in the Northern Hemisphere and for those executives with families that need to relocate and find new schools. Here’s an update of what is happening around the human capital of Sovereign Investors:
20th June, 2023
The Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO) announced today that it is piling US$400 million into Sweden-based Northvolt, joining a raft of other public pension funds including provincial stablemate OMERS that have invested in the battery manufacturing giant.
8th June, 2023
A slew of public pension fund giants have swung their weight behind Just Climate’s Climate Assets Fund I (CAF1), which has exceeded its US$1 billion target by 50% and marks the latest of several sovereign-backed billion-plus funds.
14th April, 2023
Sweden’s biggest pension fund manager Alecta has ousted its CEO Magnus Billing following massive losses in high-risk US bank investments.
26th August, 2022
The H1 performance of Sweden’s public pension funds, overseen by AP-Fondon, appeared to confirm what institutional investors have always thought - private markets are a good hedge against public market volatility - but Global SWF research finds that the truth is far more complex.
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.
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
2nd August, 2021
The infrastructure arm of Ontario’s public employees pension fund OMERS has taken a chunk of Indian renewables producer Azure Power, which is majority owned by Québec’s CDPQ. Yet, Global SWF research finds that state-owned investors are increasingly reticent about risks in the Indian renewables market, while at the same time they are being lured to developed markets where opportunities are opening up in energy transition.
3rd May, 2021
We hereby present the results of a groundbreaking analysis linking the fund's Governance and Sustainability efforts, and their financial performance over the past six years.
22nd March, 2021
State-Owned Investors have still a long way to go when it comes to diversity and inclusion.
19th February, 2021
Sweden’s AP4 is aiming to halve the carbon footprint of its investments by 2030 with a goal of net zero by 2040 at the latest, it announced today.