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Middle East SWFs Ramp Up Chinese Equities, Canadian PPFs Cut Back

23rd November, 2021

Latest data on Chinese A-shareholdings show that the world’s biggest sovereign wealth funds and public pension funds are moving in radically different directions as their emerging market equities strategies diverge.

Biotech Boom Supported with US$5.5bn from State-Owned Investors

19th November, 2021

The pandemic has fuelled investor interest in biotech, life sciences and drug discovery with state-owned investors ploughing more than US$5.5 billion into the space so far this year, mostly in the form of venture capital for startups – an increase of 53% over the whole of 2020.

Temasek's US Equities Slashed by US$5.8bn in Q3 with Declines in Financial and Retail Stockholdings

16th November, 2021

Temasek’s US equities portfolio fell US$5.8 billion over Q3, due to a reduction in the value of its positions in financial services and retail & consumer sectors. Yet, its portfolio is still large in historical terms. In the 12 months to end-September, Temasek’s US equities have grown US$8.9 billion – an increase of 45%.

Abu Dhabi Inc Leads Healthcare Investment And Singapore Inc Is Not Far Behind

18th October, 2021

A preliminary agreement for collaboration between G42 Healthcare and Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala is the latest development in a year that has seen a slew of capital commitments by state-owned investors in the healthcare sector.

Temasek’s Seeks to Boost Singapore’s R&D Ecosystem, With Emphasis on Collaboration

15th October, 2021

Singaporean state-owned investor Temasek is planning to pour S$1 billion (US$740 million) per year into deep-tech innovation in Singapore, in addition to the government’s S$25 billion (US$18.5 billion) Enterprise 2025 plan for tech development, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat announced today.

Beyond Greenwashing: Ahead of COP26, It's Time for SWFs to Commit to Targets

14th October, 2021

Paris-alignment is a hot topic ahead of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), which starts in little over two weeks, but sovereign wealth funds have failed to commit to the firm targets and assessments of the UN’s Net Zero Asset Owners Alliance (NZAOA) and the risk of "greenwashing" persists.

Temasek Makes Offering for Loss-Making Sembcorp Marine as it Follows Renewables Trend

22nd September, 2021

Singaporean state-owned investor Temasek has made a takeover offer for the troubled offshore oil platform and ship producer Sembcorp Marine, after increasing its shareholding by 4% to 46.6% and triggering an obligation to make a bid for the shares it does not own.

Stock Wars: Sovereign Investors Favour India Over China... For Now

16th September, 2021

Indian public equities are firm favorites over Chinese A-Shares among sovereign investors, although there is a wide difference with the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) increasing its Chinese holdings and Singapore’s GIC’s firmly preferring India, according to the latest research by Global SWF.

Temasek Becomes Singapore Super-Incubator with a Suite of In-House Startups

1st September, 2021

Temasek is establishing a suite of its own in-house startups that are bolstering Singapore’s tech ecosystem and point to a new strategy that will be keenly studied by other state-owned investors (SOIs).

Stocks and Bonds Boost Annual Returns, But Private Markets Drive Long-Term Growth

27th August, 2021

Recent annual returns by state-owned investors have demonstrated that the rally in public equities has boosted portfolios, but long-term returns suggest private markets generate stronger yield.

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.

Cleaning Up the World: Mubadala and Temasek Support Transition Over Exclusion

4th August, 2021

With the drive towards net zero, the logical way asset owners can reduce the carbon intensity of their portfolios is to simply cut out exposure to fossil fuels. It is an easy and quick way to prove sustainability, but selling assets to third parties simply reduces the asset owner’s carbon emissions with little impact on climate change.

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