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BlackRock and the New Saudi Fund on the Block

25th October, 2021

Saudi Arabia is set to launch a new National Infrastructure Fund (NIF), under the ambit of the National Development Fund (NDF) and operated by BlackRock, which will use central bank excess forex reserves to pour tens of billions of debt and equity finance into power, water and healthcare projects over the next decade.

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Gulf Funds “In Talks” For Investment in Indian Electric Vehicle Manufacturer

8th October, 2021

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) have been approached to help support a US$1.0-1.5 billion investment in Tata Group’s electric vehicle subsidiary by US private equity group TPG Capital.

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GCC SWFs Continue to Gear up to Invest More in Private Markets:

7th October, 2021

Gulf sovereign wealth funds are preparing to pour billions more capital into private markets with new hires and restructuring.

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Saudi's PIF Set to Score Newcastle Deal in Extra Time

6th October, 2021

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) is set to turn Newcastle United into one of the world’s most valuable football clubs if its planned GBP300 million takeover of the English Premiership side finally gets approval.

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PIF Plans Multi-Billion Green Bond Financing for Tourism Mega-Project

21st September, 2021

While sovereign wealth funds are poised to invest more funds in green bonds to extend their ESG credentials in fixed income, Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund's portfolio companies are issuing their own green bonds to support the fund's domestic economic development plans.

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Saudi Alchemy: From Black Gold to Green Investments

24th August, 2021

Saudi Arabia is determined to leverage its oil wealth to finance its transition to sustainable energy with its Public Investment Fund backing investment in solar energy.

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PIF Quiet in US Public Equity Trades, But Temasek Makes Pivot to Finance and Retail

16th August, 2021

The US public equities strategies of Public Investment Fund (PIF) and Temasek diverged in Q221, with the Saudi fund making only one change in its stockholdings while the Singaporean state-owned investor ramped up exposures to financial services and retail & consumer sectors.

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Are Arab SWFs Returning to London’s Prime Retail Real Estate Market?

28th July, 2021

The auctioning of London-based luxury store chain Selfridges appears to be re-engaging Arab SWFs with the British capital’s premium real estate market.

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PIF Takes Bets on the Future of Motoring

19th July, 2021

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) is ramping up its investments in the car industry with a focus on the luxury and electric vehicles markets.

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Pandemic Boosted SWF Domestic Investment

23rd June, 2021

Sovereign wealth funds ramped up investment in their local economies in response to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Global SWF research has found.

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Details of Saudi Arabia's Plans for US$250 billion Social Welfare Giant

22nd June, 2021

Saudi Arabia has made a giant leap in the restructuring of its social insurance and pension system with the announced merger of the General Organization of Social Insurance (GOSI) and the Public Pension Agency (PPA) to form a US$250 billion fund.

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Saudi's PIF Revamps Organization and Boosts Headcount as it Prepares for Massive Growth

8th June, 2021

Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund PIF has undertaken an organizational revamp and created two new deputy governor positions as it plans for accelerated growth - potentially becoming the world's second biggest sovereign wealth fund within a decade.

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