Japan: Cheap Yen, Inflation, Bull Market and Real Estate Entice SWFs

19th June, 2024

Sovereign wealth fund interest in Japan is modest compared to economies of a similar size and diversity, but this could all change with Asian and Middle Eastern funds showing increasing interest.

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CPP "Close" to US$1.2bn Indian Roads Purchase

18th June, 2024

Canada’s biggest public pension fund, CPP Investments, could be close to acquiring a INR100 billion (US$1.2 billion) Indian roads portfolio from India’s quasi-sovereign wealth fund the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), but is up against Macquarie and infrastructure investment trust Cube Highways at the advanced bidding stage.

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ADIA Backs US$3bn Investment in Asset Manager, Following an Abu Dhabi Trend

17th June, 2024

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), the biggest of Abu Dhabi’s three sovereign wealth funds, has agreed to invest alongside Advent to take up a combined 20% stake in Fisher Investments for US$2.5-3.0 billion as it ramps up its private equity and private credit portfolio.

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Bahrain and Qatar SWFs Foster Closer China Links as Gulf Replaces Western Capital

5th June, 2024

*Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat may be a minnow compared to its Saudi, Emirati and Qatari peers, but is swimming towards stronger currents of capital with an agreement forged with the China Investment Corporation (CIC).

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India Gains Interest of ADIA and GIC in Data Center Investments

29th May, 2024

Data Centers are pivotal in the development of the digital economy – and India’s digital economy is one of the biggest growth drivers, drawing in a range of sovereign wealth funds.

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QIA Joins Peers in Semiconductor Industry

23rd May, 2024

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) is playing catch-up with its Saudi and Emirati peers with a major investment in semiconductors as the global market seeks to diversify production following the chip shortage of 2020-23.

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Mubadala Joins World's Top 10 SWF Ranking with 15.4% Annual Return, US$302bn AUM

20th May, 2024

Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala has joined an elite of top 10 sovereign wealth funds as its AUM rose above US$300 billion in 2023 with Global SWF calculating an annual return of 15.4%, based on its increase in five-year return of 10.3% and proprietary data analysis of historical returns.

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Mubadala is Making "Game-Changing" Gas Discoveries in Indonesia

17th May, 2024

Mubadala Energy is set to change Indonesia’s energy profile radically with back-to-back gas discoveries in a highly prospective deepwater play.

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Bpifrance Forges Deals with KIA, QIA and Mubadala for French Startups

13th May, 2024

France’s strategic investor Bpifrance has strengthened its relationships with Gulf peers with a series of agreements with sovereign wealth funds of Kuwait, Qatar and Abu Dhabi committing capital to French startups.

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Mubadala Joins Australia's Green Hydrogen Goldrush

10th May, 2024

Mubadala is joining in the modern day goldrush for green hydrogen, focused on Australia where the government is backing efforts to utilize renewable energy for new industrial purposes.

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Mubadala Fuels Energy Revolution in Brazil with US$13.5bn Commitment

7th May, 2024

Mubadala is set to break records in Brazil with plans for a US$13.5 billion biofuels project on top of an array of recent commitments to the South American nation, which have surged since President Lula – a past critic of its ownership of the 330,000b/d refinery in Mataripe – took up office for a second time last year.

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BlackRock Deepens Relationship With Saudi Arabia

30th April, 2024

Saudi Arabia’s US$925 billion Public Investment Fund (PIF) has given BlackRock a US$5 billion mandate to help establish a multi-class investment firm based in the capital, called BlackRock Riyadh Investment Management.

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