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Canadian Pension Funds Accelerate Indian Roads Drive with US$816mn Investment

15th June, 2022

Two of Canada’s biggest public pension funds have ramped up their investments in the Indian road network, contributing a total of US$816 million to a US$1.2 billion deal to acquire assets from Brookfield.

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Greenko Bumps Up Indian Renewables Investment by GIC and ADIA

25th May, 2022

India is set for another injection of sovereign capital in its fast-growing renewable energy sector with new pledges of investment by Canadian, Middle Eastern and Singaporean funds.

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Sovereign Investment Supports Europe's Bid to Ween Itself from Russian Energy

18th May, 2022

Geopolitical risks to energy markets is set to drive state-owned investors allocations to European renewables projects, helping to accelerate the impetus towards net zero.

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OMERS Leaves a Towering Impression on Australian Digital Infrastructure

9th May, 2022

Canada’s second largest public pension fund, OMERS, is acquiring a major Australian portfolio of mobile towers from TPG in a deal worth A$950 million (US$660 million), marking its first foray into the Asia-Pacific digital infrastructure sector.

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The Elephant in the Room - are Sovereign Investors beating the markets?

2nd May, 2022

Comparing returns across State-Owned Investors is never easy and it always takes a lot of assumptions and disclaimers. Yet, most funds have now reported their FY21 results, and we have looked at the average investment returns for the past six years (which we consider a fair investment cycle) across 20 major SWFs and 20 major PPFs in an apples-to-apples analysis.

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Movers & Shakers: OMERS faces exodus of Senior Dealmakers

7th April, 2022

For anyone writing to OMERS, getting a bounced email has become standard. In the past two years since covid-19 started, at least 50 senior investment professionals have left Canada’s sixth largest pension fund.

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Canadian Peers Should Learn a Lesson from Ontario Teachers

14th March, 2022

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board reported a record benchmark beating return for 2021, creating added value of C$5.5 billion with net assets reaching C$241.6 billion.

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Canada Inc Builds Global Infrastructure Empire with Australia a Prime Target

22nd February, 2022

A US$7.7 billion blockbuster deal backed by four Canadian public pension funds to acquire Australia’s AusNet electricity network is the latest in a string of large infrastructure investments by Canada Inc in the country as they seek to ramp up exposure to low-risk, inflation-proof and stable growth real assets.

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Real Estate Partnerships: Logistics Leads and Canadians are the Biggest Backers

25th January, 2022

Recent weeks have seen a continuation of a theme seen in 2021, when state-owned investors (SOIs) piled record amounts of investment in real estate joint venture partnerships with developers.

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Announcing 2022 Annual Report

20th December, 2021

Next Saturday, January 1, 2022, we will be releasing the industry’s most timely, rigorous, and insightful account of the activity and trends of Sovereign Wealth Funds and Public Pension Funds during 2021. The report is titled “State-Owned Investors 3.0” and includes comments from SOIs in every major section:

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Canadian Public Pension Funds Sparked by Australian Infrastructure Deal

26th November, 2021

The approval of the A$5.2 billion (US$3.7 billion) takeover of Spark Infrastructure by a consortium of private equity giant Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR), the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) and PSP Investments marks the latest acquisition involving Canadian public pension funds, who have emerged as the leading foreign investors in Australian infrastructure.

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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.

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