Announcing 2023 Annual Report

26th December, 2022

Next Sunday, January 1, 2023, we will be releasing the industry’s most timely, rigorous, and insightful account of the activity and trends of Sovereign Wealth Funds and Public Pension Funds during 2022. The report is titled “State-Owned Investors in a Multipolar World” and includes the following sections:

QIA Considers Throwing a Lifeline to Troubled Credit Suisse

4th November, 2022

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) is undeterred by the plummeting value of its stockholding in Credit Suisse Group and is preparing to invest in a share sale alongside the Saudi National Bank, according to the Financial Times.

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Ethiopia, Abu Dhabi and Qatar Back Red Sea Infrastructure Boom

2nd November, 2022

The Red Sea continues to draw billions of dollars of investment from sovereign wealth funds, which are keen to capitalize on the resources and strategic position it occupies in global trade.

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PIF Stretches Its Wings Over MENA

28th October, 2022

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, Public Investment Fund, is set to launch a five new investment companies, modelled on the Saudi Egyptian Investment Company (SEIC, in the MENA region that will oversee SAR90 billion (US$24 billion) of investment.

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Oil Revenue Liquidity Boost for GCC Stock Markets Lifts Gulf Funds

6th October, 2022

While global stock markets are in the doldrums, the energy price hike has fuelled growth in the oil-backed economies in the Arabian Gulf – with sovereign wealth funds receiving a boost in performance.

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QIA Joins the Big Ticket League of Investors in 2022

4th October, 2022

The decision by the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) to invest EUR2.4 billion in RWE to support its accelerated ‘Growing Green’ strategy represents one of the 30 biggest ever investments by state-owned investors.

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SWFs Are Key Backers of Porsche’s Mega-IPO – And Have Their Eyes on the Future of Motoring

19th September, 2022

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), Norway’s Norges Bank, and Abu Dhabi’s ADQ are joining with institutional investor T. Rowe Price as key cornerstone investors in the EUR9.4 billion IPO of Porsche AG, together committing up to EUR3.7 billion - signalling that SWFs' interest in the automotive industry continues to grow.

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Arab Gulf Funds Venture into the Central Asian Frontier

16th September, 2022

Collectively known as the “stans”, the former Soviet republics of Central Asia are mineral wealthy, but often overlooked beyond their energy sectors – but sovereign wealth funds from the Arabian Gulf region are seeking to change this.

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QIA Pledges Multi-Billion Investments in Egypt and Pakistan

24th August, 2022

Qatar is a master of punching above its weight in geopolitical and economic terms, using its natural resource wealth to advantage its influence and connections throughout the world.

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Saudi Arabia’s PIF Seeks to Land Jumbo British Airport Acquisition

10th August, 2022

Saudi Arabia’s rapidly growing Public Investment Fund (PIF) could become the biggest shareholder in the UK’s busiest airport if it goes ahead with the acquisition of Ferrovial’s 25% stake.

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Qatar Aims to Recycle LNG Wealth Into Alternative Energy

22nd June, 2022

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) is set to gain a massive capital injection from soaring energy prices and output growth and it is setting out its plans for investment in blockchain, small modular reactors and a significant minority stake in Turkey’s Eurasia Tunnel.

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A new SWF Forum is born – will this make any change?

20th June, 2022

Today, nine SWFs from Africa came together in Rabat, Morocco, to sign a new partnership agreement, creating the “African Sovereign Investors Forum (ASIF)”. All of them except for Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund (GIIF) were already members of IFSWF, and four of them are also part of One Planet SWF Group.

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