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What will it Take for Kuwait’s Massive SWF to be 100% ESG Compliant?

12th January, 2022

The Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) has set itself a big task: making it 100% compliant with environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards.

Abu Dhabi's SWFs Strengthen Ties with UAE Allies Bahrain and Egypt

15th December, 2021

Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth funds strengthened ties with regional peers as the Emirate’s government cements economic ties with its allies.

Sovereign Investors Lead the Charge in Australian Infra and Real Estate Boom

20th October, 2021

Sovereign investment in Australian real assets is soaring to new heights with US$9 billion spent on real estate and more than US$6 billion deployed into infrastructure – and this month is seeing the pace of investment continue.

Stock Wars: Sovereign Investors Favour India Over China... For Now

16th September, 2021

Indian public equities are firm favorites over Chinese A-Shares among sovereign investors, although there is a wide difference with the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) increasing its Chinese holdings and Singapore’s GIC’s firmly preferring India, according to the latest research by Global SWF.

As Political Disputes Swirl, KIA Could be the Focus of Kuwaiti Government Shake-Up

7th September, 2021

Political disputes continue to surround the Kuwait Investment Authority’s (KIA) US$693 billion store of sovereign wealth as the government continues to face fiscal woes arising from lower oil prices and the impact of the pandemic and political pressure to tap funds to bridge deficits.

KIA: Growing Despite Politics

3rd July, 2021

The world’s oldest sovereign wealth fund Kuwait Investment Authority’s total assets have ballooned to US$670 billion marking a gain of 33%, according to Bloomberg’s sources.

Pandemic Boosted SWF Domestic Investment

23rd June, 2021

Sovereign wealth funds ramped up investment in their local economies in response to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Global SWF research has found.

Are State-Owned Investors Shifting Priorities in Real Estate?

21st June, 2021

The pandemic appeared to pour cold water on the premium office and residential market as far as state-owned investors were concerned - but the situation could be shifting.

"UK Offers Big Untapped VC Potential for SWFs" - Global SWF CEO Tells UK Parliament

16th June, 2021

State-owned investors overhauled their approach to investment in the UK due to Brexit and the impact of Covid-19, Global SWF CEO Diego López told the UK’s House of Commons Select Committee on International Trade today.

Mumtalakat Set to Double Contributions to Bahrain Budget

2nd March, 2021

In common with other oil-producing Gulf states, Bahrain is facing a financial crunch with a forecast deficit of BHD1.2 billion (US$3.2 billion) this year, following a 5.4% slump in GDP last year.

Kuwaiti Government's Cash Crunch Puts Spotlight on KIA

3rd February, 2021

The Kuwaiti government has sold its last performing assets to the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) in a bid to bridge its yawning budget deficit as it struggles to pay its bills, but the ongoing fiscal problems and political resistance from parliament pose a challenge to the KIA's future.

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