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PIF Aviation Subsidiary Flies High Following US$3.6bn Takeover Deal

29th August, 2023

In little more than a year of its existence, AviLease has become a major player in global aviation as one of the top lessors to the airline industry, thanks to the backing of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF).

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Indian Tycoon Ambani Breaks Records as Qatar Backs his Retail Giant

23rd August, 2023

Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund has agreed to buy a 1% stake in India’s massive Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd (RRVL) chain for US$1 billion – a valuation that has boosted the value of existing sovereign investor stakes by more than 60% since they bought into the firm in late 2020.

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Lucid Clouds PIF's Robust US Equities Performance

15th August, 2023

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) reported 9.6% growth in its US equity holdings to US$38.9 billion in Q2, with electric vehicle manufacturer Lucid contributing just 16% of the increase despite representing 24% of the portfolio.

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Neymar's Signing to PIF-Backed Club Illustrates Saudi Bid to Become Global Soccer Leader

14th August, 2023

Deep Saudi pockets have enabled the Kingdom’s Pro League side Al-Hilal to snap up Brazilian international Neymar for a cool US$110 million fee, plus a two-year deal that will net him an estimated US$175 million.

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PIF takes a hit in 2022, pivots towards Saudi holdings

7th August, 2023

The Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, known as PIF, finally released its 2022 annual report on Sunday, and there is plenty of information to digest in the 140-page document.

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Saudi's PIF Cements Relations with Oman's Sovereign Fund for Long-Term Co-operation

28th July, 2023

Oman and Saudi Arabia have strengthened their bonds with the signing of a memorandum of understanding between their sovereign wealth funds, the Oman Investment Authority (OIA) and the Public Investment Fund (PIF).

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PIF Aims for Saudi Agricultural Leap

24th July, 2023

Global warming and related water scarcity are raising fears of rising food scarcity among populations already living on the edge, yet the arid desert kingdom of Saudi Arabia is plotting a path towards greater food self-sufficiency and cash crop production led by its burgeoning sovereign wealth fund.

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PIF's MENA Holdings Surge as it Soars Towards US$2 trillion AUM

12th July, 2023

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) reported a US$11 billion loss for 2022 as global markets tanked, but its annual accounts filed this week with the London Stock Exchange show it has ramped up its Middle East holdings by a staggering US$94 billion to US$175 billion (up 166%) in just two years as it seeks to become a regional investor heavyweight.

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Real Estate Strategies Shift Towards Serving the Digital Economy and Housing Needs

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.

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Champions in Sustainability: PIF leads the way among ME investors

5th July, 2023

On June 30, Global SWF published the 2023 GSR Scoreboard that assesses the progress of various global investor firms around governance, sustainability, and resilience since 2020. There has been significant improvement in best practices globally during the past three years; especially among Middle Eastern funds, from 32% on average in 2020 to 52% on average in 2023.

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2023 GSR Scoreboard

30th June, 2023

We are delighted to present the 2023 GSR Scoreboard, the most comprehensive analysis on the Governance, Sustainability and Resilience (“GSR”) practices and efforts of the world’s major State-Owned Investors (“SOIs”), including Sovereign Wealth Funds (“SWFs”) and Public Pension Funds (“PPFs).

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Mumtalakat Extends Control of Carmaker McLaren as PIF Sells

22nd June, 2023

Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat has consolidated its hold on British carmaker McLaren by buying stakes from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) and Ares Management for GBP400 million (US$510 million).

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