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India deepens partnership with UAE; Indonesia diversifies with China

6th July, 2022

Hearing about a government fund fundraise capital from other state-owned investors should not be longer a surprise. The “Russian model” (after RDIF) of establishing a public vehicle to catalyze foreign co-investors via partnerships was quickly followed by other European countries (Italy, France, Spain) and is now big in Asia (India, Indonesia).

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 Turns to Middle Eastern SWFs to Finance its New Capital Giga-Project

4th April, 2022

SoftBank’s decision to bail on Indonesia’s plans to build a new capital city in East Kalimantan has prompted the country’s sovereign wealth fund to turn to peers in the Middle East for investment in the US$32.5 billion gigaproject.

Israel’s SWF: Not Quite There Yet

6th July, 2021

Israel’s plan to launch a sovereign wealth fund – the Israel Citizens’ Fund – this year has been scuppered due to lower-than-expected revenue from tax on excess profits on gas and other natural resources. The Middle Eastern state’s experience underscores the challenges faced by governments seeking to leverage excesses of commodity revenues or foreign exchange reserves to establish an SWF.

Indonesia's INA Set to Back Digital Infra and Tech Unicorns

11th June, 2021

In an unexpected move beyond core infrastructure, the Indonesia Investment Authority (INA) is set to strike a deal in digital infrastructure with plans for investment in tech unicorns.

Indonesian SWF Secures Multi-Billion Dollar Infra Deal

21st May, 2021

An agreement for a US$3.75 billion infrastructure platform marks the first investment vehicle for the Indonesia Investment Authority (INA), backed by Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and APG Financial. The consortium will invest in toll roads with assessments of opportunities over the next six months.

Erdogan shakes TWF's top, once again

9th March, 2021

Zafer Sönmez, the CEO of the Turkey Wealth Fund, was abruptly replaced today, 3.5 years after he took office.

CDPQ Plunges into Indonesian Ports Infra Via DP World Tie-Up

8th March, 2021

Canadian public pension fund Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) has partnered with Dubai’s DP World to back a container port and logistics park in East Java.

Indonesia, A Frontier Ripe for SOI Attention

22nd January, 2021

Indonesia’s plans to encourage FDI in startups through liberalization measures coupled with its new SWF acting as a lightning rod for capital will spur sovereign investor interest in a large swathe of an economy that offers stable growth and huge potential.

Indonesia's SWF closes first tranche

29th December, 2020

The Nusantara Investment Authority (NIA) may have closed its first fund for investments in domestic infrastructure, from an array of international #SOIs

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