CDPQ Joins Surge of Sovereign Investor Commitments to Brazil

21st November, 2023

Canadian public pension fund manager CDPQ is preparing to deploy up to C$5 billion (US$3.6 billion) in capital to Brazil over 2024-27, on top of around C$8 billion (US$5.8 billion) already invested in the country since it started buying Brazilian assets in 2006.

NBIM’s Investment in Boston Exceeds US$3.3bn After Life Science Campus purchase

15th November, 2023

Norway’s sovereign wealth fund manager continues to pile tens of millions into Boston real estate with its latest acquisition being a life sciences campus that is in the early stages of development.

Canadian Public Pension Funds Adjust Portfolios With Multi-Billion Divestments in Secondary Markets

10th November, 2023

Quebec’s public pension fund CDPQ is set to join the federal-level CPP Investments in selling weighty secondary portfolios to free up liquidity towards new priorities.

Sovereign Investors' Slash Chinese Equities to Multi-Year Low

9th November, 2023

State-owned investors continued to slash their Chinese equity holdings in 2023 due to heightened geopolitical risks, poor returns and reduced IPOs.

Diplomatic Spat Will Not Weaken Canada's Investment in India

25th September, 2023

While turmoil has engulfed Canadian relations with India over the assassination of Khalistan separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar, Canadian public pension funds (PPFs) are unlikely to pull their investments or press their brakes having invested approximately US$21 billion in Indian private markets over the past decade.

Australian Super Invests in 21st Century Data Center Gold Rush

11th September, 2023

Australian Super has made one of the biggest deals in data center investment by any state-owned investor, with its EUR1.5 billion (US$1.6 billion ) investment in Vantage Data Centers.

Western State Investors "de-China-ize", but Singapore and Middle East Funds Press Further in China

7th September, 2023

 The world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund, Norges Bank (NBIM), announced today that it had shut its Shanghai office after 16 years of operation, although it insists the decision was “operational” and it would continue to invest both directly and via funds and Singapore would be used as its hub for the region.

Hard Lessons in Indian Venture Capital as PharmEasy Valuation Hits SWFs

24th August, 2023

At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, venture capital investment in e-commerce and healthtech was a no-brainer – and India’s PharmEasy, valued at US$5.6 billion in 2021, provided an ideal opportunity for sovereign investors to jump on the bandwagon in a massive, fast-growing emerging market.

Real Estate Strategies Shift Towards Serving the Digital Economy and Housing Needs

10th July, 2023

State-owned investors originated nearly US$20 billion in real estate deals in the first half of 2023, excluding their commitments to funds overseen by third party asset managers.

2023 GSR Scoreboard

30th June, 2023

We are delighted to present the 2023 GSR Scoreboard, the most comprehensive analysis on the Governance, Sustainability and Resilience (“GSR”) practices and efforts of the world’s major State-Owned Investors (“SOIs”), including Sovereign Wealth Funds (“SWFs”) and Public Pension Funds (“PPFs).

The Global SWF-meter is now live!

23rd June, 2023

As industry analysts, we have always been fascinated by the changing meter on NBIM’s website. Anyone can see the market value of the world’s largest SWF at any point in time, according to the fluctuations in global financial markets. Over the years, NZ Super joined this effort and is now showing an “AuM-clock” on their homepage, too.

2023 GSR scoring finalized, report to be issued June 30

19th June, 2023

Since 2020, Global SWF has issued an annual assessment of the efforts of state-owned investors, including sovereign wealth funds and public pension funds, around governance, sustainability, and resilience (GSR).

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