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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.

UK Real Estate Winning Back Interest from Sovereigns with GIC's Big London Office Investment

25th April, 2022

The acquisition of a 75% stake in Paddington Central – a significant area of prime real estate regeneration in London – by Singaporean sovereign investor GIC demonstrates a revival of interest in the British capital’s real estate market, as it shakes off the risks associated with Brexit and the pandemic.

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.

Singapore Central Bank transfers US$ 55 billion, GIC now at US$ 799 billion AuM

8th April, 2022

The Central Bank of Singapore, known as the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) today announced that it has transferred excess foreign reserves of US$ 55 billion to the Government – or, effectively, to the Sovereign Wealth Fund, GIC. The latter now manages assets in excess of US$ 799 billion, according to estimates of Global SWF.

Singapore Inc. prepares for a new budget deficit despite its largest ordinary dividend to date

28th March, 2022

This week marks the end of FY2022 in Singapore, and its various state-owned investors are busy wrapping up the year. In February, the Government released the estimated budget deficit for the year (SG$ 5.4 billion), despite expecting to withdraw the highest ordinary dividend (known as NIRC) to date, at SG$ 21.6 billion or US$ 16.0 billion.

Sovereign Funds Look to Lucrative Exits from Emerging Market E-Commerce

18th March, 2022

Sovereign funds are key investors in the digitalization of emerging market economies, with e-commerce becoming a prime target for venture capital sprees in recent years.

Sovereign Investors Help Bolster India's Green Energy Revolution

16th February, 2022

Sovereign wealth funds and public pension funds are playing a major role in India’s ambition to increase renewables to 50% of electricity generation by 2030.

Sovereign Investors Boost Hotel Investments in Hunt for Yield

7th February, 2022

State-owned investors are showing growing confidence in the revival of the travel sector with a renewed impetus for hotel acquisitions.

GIC Takes a Leading Role in Asian Digital Infrastructure

29th January, 2022

Data centers are the infrastructure of the tech revolution and Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC is boosting the digital superhighways of Asia with more capital.

Real Estate Partnerships: Logistics Leads and Canadians are the Biggest Backers

25th January, 2022

Recent weeks have seen a continuation of a theme seen in 2021, when state-owned investors (SOIs) piled record amounts of investment in real estate joint venture partnerships with developers.

What will Singapore’s GIC Do With Its US$137bn Liquidity Injection?

13th January, 2022

Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC will be boosted by around S$185 billion (US$137 billion) following the passing of a law that will lead to a reduction in foreign reserves held by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).

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