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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2024 GSR preliminary scoring finalized, consultation begins

6th May, 2024

The fifth edition of the GSR Scoreboard will be released in eight weeks’ time, on Monday, July 1. Since 2020, Global SWF has issued an annual assessment of the best practices of state-owned investors around Governance, Sustainability, and Resilience.

Canada’s Australian Farming Empire Continues to Grow

16th April, 2024

PSP Investments’ acquisition of around 8,000 hectares of farmland in New South Wales is an example of a tide of capital by Canadian state-owned investors in Australia’s vast agricultural sector.

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Real Estate Drags OTPP Down For a Second Year

13th March, 2024

Ontario Teachers’ disappointing return of 1.9% in 2023 represents a negative value add of C$15.8 billion, dragged down by poor performance in real estate and infrastructure.

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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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APG is the Latest to Leave Beijing

23rd January, 2024

The Netherlands’ civil service pension fund manager APG has shut down its Beijing office due to a lack of interest among its clients, following the decision four months ago by the world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund, Norges Bank (NBIM) to end operations in Shanghai.

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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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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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All Eyes on Indian Venture Capital, Despite Valuation Concerns

12th September, 2023

The G20 Summit in Delhi was accompanied by fresh announcements by state-owned investors intent on shifting focus to India, amid ongoing de-China-ization by Western funds and growing Middle Eastern interest in the South Asian economic behemoth’s massive potential.

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Australian Super Invests in 21st Century Data Center Gold Rush

11th September, 2023

Australian Super has made one of the biggest deals in data center investment by any state-owned investor, with its EUR1.5 billion (US$1.6 billion ) investment in Vantage Data Centers.

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