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Fund of the Month (Dec'23): Indonesia Investment Authority (INA)

1st December, 2023

The Indonesia Investment Authority (INA) may be still young, but it is making strides in the SWF world with a rising AuM and a busy investment activity in Indonesia’s most important industries. We had the great pleasure of speaking with the inaugural Chief Risk Officer of the fund, Ms. Marita Alisjahbana, about the fund’s current state of play and future strategy.

Britannia is Cool Again: Saudis Buy Heathrow, Australians Pledge Billions in Infra

29th November, 2023

The UK is shaking off post-Brexit anxieties and attracting a slew of FDI in its infrastructure investment from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) and two of Australia’s biggest pension fund investors, Aware Super and IFM.

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NBIM Set To Become A Top Private Equity Investor... But How?

28th November, 2023

The world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund looks set to enter the private equity market for the first time, under the direction of former hedge fund manager CEO Nicolai Tangen.

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Gaza Conflict Poses Challenges for UAE's post-Abraham Accord Investments

27th November, 2023

Just a month before the Hamas attacks of October 7th, the UAE marked the third anniversary of its normalization of ties with Israel – now geopolitical risk is creating obstacles to developing bilateral economic relations.

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ICD Boosts Profits in Line with Dubai's Robust Economic Performance

23rd November, 2023

While Abu Dhabi’s sovereign investor giants attract the most attention, the quieter state-owned investor the Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) still remains a top-ranking and highly profitable holding company in the UAE’s second largest emirate.

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Mubadala Swings Behind Real Estate Lending in Aggressive Private Credit Strategy

22nd November, 2023

Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala has made another big move into private debt markets by anchoring a new special situations fund, Starz Orion Capital, which has been launched by Starz Real Estate (Starz), a leading pan-European commercial real estate lending platform.

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CDPQ Joins Surge of Sovereign Investor Commitments to Brazil

21st November, 2023

Canadian public pension fund manager CDPQ is preparing to deploy up to C$5 billion (US$3.6 billion) in capital to Brazil over 2024-27, on top of around C$8 billion (US$5.8 billion) already invested in the country since it started buying Brazilian assets in 2006.

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Nigeria’s SWF Powers Renewable Energy Boost

20th November, 2023

The Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) is boosting the country’s electrification through renewable energy with the establishment of a US$500 million Renewables Investment Platform for Limitless Energy (RIPLE).

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Emirates’ EIA and Philippines’ Maharlika get new CEOs

16th November, 2023

This week has been quite eventful in terms of personnel changes. After the appointments of CIC’s new chief representative in the US, and of the new CEO and CIO for the Hong Kong Investment Corporation (HKIC), which we covered on Monday, we have finally heard about the new leaders for the Emirates Investment Authority (EIA) and the newly established Maharlika Investment Corp. (MIC) in the Philippines.

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NBIM’s Investment in Boston Exceeds US$3.3bn After Life Science Campus purchase

15th November, 2023

Norway’s sovereign wealth fund manager continues to pile tens of millions into Boston real estate with its latest acquisition being a life sciences campus that is in the early stages of development.

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ADIA and EPF Backing for SEA Healthcare Takeover Follows EM Trend

14th November, 2023

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) and Malaysia’s Employees Provident Fund have backed the MYR5.7 billion (US$1.2 billion) takeover of southeast Asian hospital operator Ramsay Sime Darby Healthcare by private equity firm TPG and Hong Leong Group.

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Chinese SWFs get new focus and leadership

13th November, 2023

On Friday, Reuters reported that the China Investment Corporation (CIC) finally found a new chief representative officer for its only overseas office, almost a year after it became vacant. Clare Xiaoqing Bai, a Managing Director that currently serves as Global Head of Private Equity, will move from Beijing to New York to replace Hong Zhang, a trained attorney that spent six years trying to improve the relationships and in-roads of CIC with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

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