25th August, 2023
The Kuwaiti government’s decision to transfer KWD2.5 billion (US$8.1 billion) of landholdings to the country’s social security fund, instead of its sovereign wealth fund, comes amid long-standing political disputes over the direction of the US$801 billion Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), one of the world’s biggest and oldest SWFs.
17th August, 2023
On Wednesday, the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) appointed Abdulmohsin Al Mukhaizeem as permanent President and Chief Executive Officer for its London branch, the Kuwait Investment Office (KIO).
17th July, 2023
Kuwait announced it is launching a new sovereign wealth fund with a strategic domestic economic development mandate, just days after the Minister of Finance quit his post after control of the country’s existing SWF – the US$801 billion Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) – was transferred to another ministry.
7th July, 2023
On Thursday and Friday this week, Agaciro Development Fund hosted the second annual meeting of the African Sovereign Investors Forum (ASIF) in Kigali, Rwanda. The Forum was started by Morocco’s Ithmar Capital last year in Rabat in an attempt to increase collaboration among African SWFs, to compare notes of common challenges, and to create appealing, sizeable, Pan-African investment opportunities for foreign (e.g., Middle Eastern) SWFs.
29th March, 2023
March saw some mega deals and mega sales by sovereign wealth and public pension funds, with significant changes in public market positions as they seek protection from market volatility and high inflation.
6th October, 2022
While global stock markets are in the doldrums, the energy price hike has fuelled growth in the oil-backed economies in the Arabian Gulf – with sovereign wealth funds receiving a boost in performance.
28th September, 2022
Abu Dhabi’s US$110 billion state-owned investor ADQ is seizing opportunities in Oman worth over US$8 billion and bolstering bilateral economic and political relations, in partnership with the local US$29 billion sovereign wealth fund Oman Investment Authority (OIA).
26th September, 2022
The C-suite churn in sovereign investors has shown no sign of abating this year with a total of 16 new CEOs to date, compared to 20 in the whole of 2021.
24th August, 2022
Qatar is a master of punching above its weight in geopolitical and economic terms, using its natural resource wealth to advantage its influence and connections throughout the world.
10th August, 2022
Saudi Arabia’s rapidly growing Public Investment Fund (PIF) could become the biggest shareholder in the UK’s busiest airport if it goes ahead with the acquisition of Ferrovial’s 25% stake.
20th June, 2022
Today, nine SWFs from Africa came together in Rabat, Morocco, to sign a new partnership agreement, creating the “African Sovereign Investors Forum (ASIF)”. All of them except for Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund (GIIF) were already members of IFSWF, and four of them are also part of One Planet SWF Group.
10th May, 2022
India has tended to steal the show when it comes to state-owned investors, but a subsidiary of the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) has turned its attention to neighbouring Pakistan in a US$750 million agreement to drive its economic development, with renewables at the heart of its strategy.