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.
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.
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.
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.
9th August, 2023
OMERS Ventures, the Venture Capital arm of the Ontario public pension fund, announced on Wednesday that it is closing its London program. Of the team members based in the City, managing partners Jambu Palaniappan, Harry Briggs and an associate are reportedly leaving the firm, while managing partner Henry Gladwyn and another associate will relocate to New York to kick off the new team there.
10th July, 2023
State-owned investors originated nearly US$20 billion in real estate deals in the first half of 2023, excluding their commitments to funds overseen by third party asset managers.
8th June, 2023
A slew of public pension fund giants have swung their weight behind Just Climate’s Climate Assets Fund I (CAF1), which has exceeded its US$1 billion target by 50% and marks the latest of several sovereign-backed billion-plus funds.
26th April, 2023
Canadian public pension funds are planning to funnel US$1 billion of fresh capital into infrastructure investment trusts (InvITs) focusing on renewables and roads.
24th April, 2023
CDPQ’s decision to deploy US$11.2 billion in European private markets via an expanded London-based team follows a trend among Canada’s Maple 8 public pension funds seen in recent years.
20th April, 2023
State-owned investors (SOIs) are dumping their Shanghai-listed A-Shares and rapidly reducing their exposure to Chinese public markets amid rising geopolitical risks and market uncertainty.
29th March, 2023
March saw some mega deals and mega sales by sovereign wealth and public pension funds, with significant changes in public market positions as they seek protection from market volatility and high inflation.
17th March, 2023
The Ontario Teachers Pension Plan (OTPP) followed its provincial stablemate OMERS in reporting a benchmark-beating positive return in 2022, defying the trends seen elsewhere in the sovereign investor universe.