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ADG - the latest addition to the SWF capital of the world

8th November, 2021

Last March, Global SWF issued a special analysis on Abu Dhabi Inc., with a description of the four main SWFs operating out of the emirate today and with the first-ever estimate of ADQ’s assets under management (AuM), at US$ 110 billion. We also discussed the uncanny resemblance of the newest fund with its sister organization Mubadala, and how the new vehicle fitted in the overall macroeconomic goals.

Sovereign Investors accelerate push to Renewable Energy

2nd November, 2021

Investments in Renewable Energy are still inadequate and minuscule compared to the firepower of State-Owned Investors: SWFs have invested US$ 35.3 billion in 105 deals, and PPFs have deployed US$ 40.6 billion in 94 transactions. The efforts are bigger, in relative terms, in those organizations with dedicated programs, e.g. Mubadala’s Masdar, or PensionDanmark’s CIP.

Mubadala’s VC Strategy Receives Liquidity Boost from GlobalFoundaries IPO

28th October, 2021

Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala has received a US$2.6 billion liquidity boost following the IPO of GlobalFoundaries on the NYSE this week, giving it cash to pour into its aggressive venture capital strategy.

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.

Abu Dhabi Inc Leads Healthcare Investment And Singapore Inc Is Not Far Behind

18th October, 2021

A preliminary agreement for collaboration between G42 Healthcare and Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala is the latest development in a year that has seen a slew of capital commitments by state-owned investors in the healthcare sector.

Beyond Greenwashing: Ahead of COP26, It's Time for SWFs to Commit to Targets

14th October, 2021

Paris-alignment is a hot topic ahead of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), which starts in little over two weeks, but sovereign wealth funds have failed to commit to the firm targets and assessments of the UN’s Net Zero Asset Owners Alliance (NZAOA) and the risk of "greenwashing" persists.

GCC SWFs Continue to Gear up to Invest More in Private Markets:

7th October, 2021

Gulf sovereign wealth funds are preparing to pour billions more capital into private markets with new hires and restructuring.

New Funds Sign Up to OPSWF, But Does it Make a Difference to Climate Change?

6th October, 2021

Concern over climate change continues to prompt state-owned investors to declare their commitment to fighting greenhouse gas emissions with One Planet Sovereign Wealth Funds (OPSWF) signing up four new SWF members this week. Yet, the lack of standardization of greenhouse gas auditing and reviews of progress towards targets makes judging OPSWF's real world impact difficult to measure.

Mubadala Ramps Up Its Contribution to UAE Investment in the UK

17th September, 2021

Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund is scaling up its plans under the UAE-UK Sovereign Investment Partnership (UAE-UK SIP) with the GBP5 billion (US$7 billion) investment framework agreed in March boosted to GBP10 billion (US$14 billion) over the next five years under a deal signed this week in Downing Street.

Unfazed Sovereign Investors Pour US$9.6 billion into Australian Real Assets

13th September, 2021

State-owned investors are taking very different approaches to Australian real assets impacted by the pandemic, although long-term strategic factors rather than short-term tactical moves are driving current divestment and acquisition activity.

ADQ’s Ports Listing Demonstrates Growing Liquidity Drive for VC-Hunting Abu Dhabi Inc

10th September, 2021

Abu Dhabi’s ADQ sovereign wealth fund is planning to list the emirate’s ports on the local stock exchange in a bid to generate liquidity and realise the value of logistics infrastructure assets with solid earnings.

Gulf Funds Drawn Into Soft Power Battle Over Kazakhstan

25th August, 2021

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has indicated it is seeking to pump investment into Central Asia’s biggest economy Kazakhstan just months after Emirati fund Mubadala forged deals in the country’s renewable energy sector. Gulf funds are not simply looking for business ventures that generate yield to fulfil their mandate, but also to support economic diplomacy and "soft power" of their governments.

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