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Sovereign-Backed UK Water Utility Faces Nationalization Amid Crisis

28th March, 2024

The UK’s biggest water utility, Thames Water, which is two-thirds owned by state-owned investors, looks set to be renationalized – at least temporarily – after its shareholders refused to throw it a financial lifeline.

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Big Tickets: Sovereign Investors Cash in with Mega Divestments

20th March, 2024

Sovereign investors are looking to cash in assets, sensing markets are ripe for divestment. Singapore’s Temasek and GIC are the most active sovereign investors in big ticket sales, which are set to net them billions in returns that will be recycled into new strategies.

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VC is Back: QIA and Mubadala Pump Up Startup Funding

28th February, 2024

Last year’s venture capital drought has given way to a deluge of investment with the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) the latest to open the sluice gates of funds for startups.

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Poor Real Estate Returns Drag Down Returns of Canada's CDPQ and OMERS

26th February, 2024

The real estate slump dragged down the investment returns for two of Canada’s biggest public pension funds, CDPQ and OMERS, which reported their annual results in recent days - results that confirmed Global SWF's finding of a negative correlation between one-year returns and allocation to alternatives in 2023.

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CDPQ and SWF-Backed Cube Highways Drive Towards US$1.2bn Indian Highways Bid

20th February, 2024

Indian highways could receive another capital boost from Canada, despite the geopolitical ructions between Delhi and Ottawa, with CDPQ among those expressing interest in acquiring a roads portfolio from India’s quasi-sovereign wealth fund, the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF).

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Ending the Silos: CDPQ Follows OTPP in Integrating Real Estate Subsidiaries

25th January, 2024

CDPQ has made the surprise move of integrating its real estate subsidiaries Ivanhoé Cambridge and Otéra Capital as it rearranges its real estate portfolio and brings it firmly under the ambit of the management, resulting in the departure of Ivanhoé Cambridge’s CEO Natalie Palladitcheff when the consolidation is completed in 18-24 months.

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Water Crisis Does Not Drown Sovereign Investors’ Confidence in UK Infra Assets

3rd January, 2024

The Thames Water debacle has burned the fingers of state-owned investors who had backed the privatized water utility, in the belief infrastructure assets in a stable, well-regulated market like the UK were a safe bet.

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Global SWF's Most-read Commentaries of 2023

29th December, 2023

This year saw Global SWF publish 250 daily articles on the latest developments in the sovereign wealth universe at a time of rising geopolitical tensions, economic slowdown and high inflation.

NBIM’s Investment in Boston Exceeds US$3.3bn After Life Science Campus purchase

15th November, 2023

Norway’s sovereign wealth fund manager continues to pile tens of millions into Boston real estate with its latest acquisition being a life sciences campus that is in the early stages of development.

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Ontario Funds Sell Infrastructure Assets in Stormy Waters

5th October, 2023

Infrastructure is usually seen as a safe bet by the patient capital of state-owned investors, and a bolt hole at times of uncertainty and economic volatility.

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Canadian Funds OMERS and BCI Accelerate the Private Credit Bandwagon

29th September, 2023

State-owned investors are betting that tighter bank lending will present new opportunities in private credit, with Canadian funds joining their Middle Eastern and Singaporean peers in backing non-bank lending.

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Diplomatic Spat Will Not Weaken Canada's Investment in India

25th September, 2023

While turmoil has engulfed Canadian relations with India over the assassination of Khalistan separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar, Canadian public pension funds (PPFs) are unlikely to pull their investments or press their brakes having invested approximately US$21 billion in Indian private markets over the past decade.

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