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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.