Daily Update: Indonesia, A Frontier Ripe for SOI Attention

22nd January, 2021

Indonesia’s plans to encourage FDI in startups through liberalization measures coupled with its new SWF acting as a lightning rod for capital will spur sovereign investor interest in a large swathe of an economy that offers stable growth and huge potential.

Daily Update: Biden's Push for Renewables Aligns with SOI Strategies

22nd January, 2021

A slew of executive orders passed by Joe Biden in the wake of his inauguration will shift the investment climate for state-owned investors with a greater emphasis on sustainability.

Daily Update: SWFs to the Rescue of Flag Carrier Airlines

20th January, 2021

Vietnam’s State Capital Investment Corporation became the latest state-owned investor to throw a lifeline to a troubled national carrier, announcing plans this week to invest US$345 million in Vietnam Airlines. The move follows the Vietnam’s National Assembly approval in November of a support package for the airline, after reporting losses or approximately US$520 million in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Daily Update: Mubadala Leads National Green Drive To Meet Climate Change Targets

18th January, 2021

Abu Dhabi’s drive to go green shifted up a gear at the weekend with Mubadala spearheading two agreements that put the emirate on course for the development of a green hydrogen economy.

Daily Update: CPP Makes Bid for Brazilian Sanitation Corporation

15th January, 2021

Canada's biggest public pension fund, the US$341 billion Canada Pension Plan Investments (CPP), has delivered a non-binding offer to buy a stake in a Brazilian sanitation company as it continues to increase its exposure to the country's utilities sector.

Daily Update: Qatari Fund Scoops Up US$892mn Profit from Tiffany Sale

14th January, 2021

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) secured a net profit of US$892 million as it exited its shareholding in US jeweller Tiffany & Co, delivering an impressive 9.3% internal rate of return, according to Global SWF's database.

Daily Update: Alpha Trains Leads Daily Deals with State-Owned Investors On-Track for Extraordinary Month

13th January, 2021

The first month of 2021 is turning out to be a bumper month for investment by state-owned investors with the volume and value of transactions set to rival the busiest months of 2020 - and potentially see the return of activity to pre-pandemic norms.

Daily Update: Sovereign Investors Set for Indian IPO Bonanza

13th January, 2021

In 2021, more than 20 companies are planning IPOs to tap capital markets and adventurous sovereign investors are set to be major beneficiaries of the predicted bonanza.

Daily Update: What Will Qatar's Rehabilitation Mean for QIA?

11th January, 2021

The announcement that full diplomatic relations had been restored between Qatar and a Quartet of Arab countries - Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt - removed a cloud hanging over the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA). Yet, the storm had already passed for US$345 billion sovereign wealth fund as it overcame the initial financial impact and, like the Qatari economy, restructured and accelerated investment activity.

Daily Update: Temasek Could be a Big Winner in Indonesian Tech Merger

8th January, 2021

Singaporean state-owned investor Temasek could be a big winner if Indonesia's ride-hailing and payments firm Gojek and e-commerce leader Tokopedia merge to create a US$18 billion tech giant.