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UK's Climate Ambitions Set to Pique SOI Interest in Renewables and Hydrogen Economy

29th April, 2021

The British government’s bid to “build back better” from the economic crisis sparked by the pandemic has prompted it to adopt ambitious targets for carbon reduction that will entice SOIs to participate in an expected surge of renewables projects.

Earth Day Focus on State-Owned Investors

22nd April, 2021

The White House’s pledge, on Earth Day, to slash carbon emissions by at least 50% is an ambition that will attract a slew of capital from the world’s State-Owned Investors, stimulating global investment in low-carbon energy generation. Global SWF looks at the latest developments in SOI policy and investment.

IMCO Posts Solid Return Amid Portfolio Overhaul

13th April, 2021

The Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO) achieved a 5.4% net return in 2020, boosted by strong returns in private equity (+34.2%) and global credit (+11.1%) and meeting its return benchmark index. Its AUM grow to C$73.3 billion (US$58.2 billion), from C$70.3 billion.

Dark Horse HOOPP becomes Ontario’s Crown Jewel

5th April, 2021

HOOPP published its 2020 annual results, confirming it has become one of the world's best performing funds in the past six years

OTPP Delivers Strong Returns and Looks to VC and Asia for Growth

30th March, 2021

After his first year at the helm, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan CEO Jo Taylor must be heaving a sigh of relief. Rising above the impact of the pandemic, the C$221.2 billion (US$173 billion) public pension fund posted an 8.6% annual return in 2020 with the performance of its equity investments more than offsetting disappointing results in real estate.

Chinese Funds Spring Into Life with Bids for Saudi Pipelines

23rd February, 2021

The China Investment Corporation (CIC) and the Silk Road Fund are among a range of investors bidding for a US$10 billion stake in Saudi Aramco’s oil pipelines.

AP4 Sets Ambitious Climate Targets as Public Pension Funds Push Environment Agenda

19th February, 2021

Sweden’s AP4 is aiming to halve the carbon footprint of its investments by 2030 with a goal of net zero by 2040 at the latest, it announced today.

Indian Infra Fund Boosted by New Development Bank

11th February, 2021

India’s National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) is close to achieving its US$1 billion target for its Fund of Funds following a US$100 million investment by the BRICS-backed multilateral development bank, New Development Bank (NDB).

Self-Driving Start-Ups on the Highway to Growth, Fuelled by Sovereign Investor Capital

8th February, 2021

Self-driving car startups are turning to state-owned investors for capital as they drive past unicorn as the pandemic accelerates the adoption of autonomous transportation technologies. Altogether, state-owned investors have deployed more than US$3.5 billion of capital into autonomous transportation solutions, from robotaxis to food delivery.

Canadians' Quest in Asia-Pacific

26th January, 2021

Canadian Funds continue to bet on the region with OMERS leading the pack

CPP Kick Off Deals in 2021

5th January, 2021

Canadian public pension fund CPP Investments was the first state-owned investor to accelerate out of the starting blocks with a US$200 million commitment to a US$1 billion logistics real estate joint venture in Indonesia.

NIIF closes Master Fund with $2.34 billion

23rd December, 2020

Congratulations to National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) for the successful closing of its Master Fund, which exceeded the initial fundraising target and includes 2 SWFs and 4 PPFs

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