Israel’s SWF: Not Quite There Yet

6th July, 2021

Israel’s plan to launch a sovereign wealth fund – the Israel Citizens’ Fund – this year has been scuppered due to lower-than-expected revenue from tax on excess profits on gas and other natural resources. The Middle Eastern state’s experience underscores the challenges faced by governments seeking to leverage excesses of commodity revenues or foreign exchange reserves to establish an SWF.

Logistics Drives State-Owned Investor Hunger for Australian Real Estate

5th July, 2021

Australian real estate is proving to be a big draw for state-owned investors with the latest transaction involving an Australian-Canadian partnership buying up Moorebank Logistics Park (MLP) in southwest Sydney for A$1.67 billion.

KIA: Growing Despite Politics

3rd July, 2021

The world’s oldest sovereign wealth fund Kuwait Investment Authority’s total assets have ballooned to US$670 billion marking a gain of 33%, according to Bloomberg’s sources.

2021 GSR Scoreboard

2nd July, 2021

We are pleased to present the results of the 2021 edition of our GSR Scoreboard, which has become a critical tool of analysis of Sovereign Investors’ Governance, Sustainability and Resilience efforts.

Could Private Equity Deal by Mubadala and Bpifrance be a Sign of Things to Come for Africa?

1st July, 2021

Sub-Saharan Africa is the final frontier for state-owned investors (SOIs), offering potential large rewards – but also significant challenges. For patient investors capable of honing in on good deals, the region offers significant long-term returns that could generate big yields.

2021 GSR Scoreboard Leader: Australia's Future Fund

1st July, 2021

For second year in a row, the Future Fund is the only State-Owned Investor to achieve a perfect score (25 of 25 elements) in our GSR Scoreboard. The Australian investor has performed well in both rising and falling markets for the past 15 years, while pursuing excellence in transparency, responsible investing, and resilience.

Temasek Leads Singapore’s Bid for Tech Hub Status

29th June, 2021

The island nation’s state-owned investor Temasek is ensuring it remains ahead of the pack in the tech revolution by pouring venture capital into promising domestic start-ups. The island nation’s state-owned investor Temasek is ensuring it remains ahead of the pack in the tech revolution by pouring venture capital into promising domestic start-ups.

CPP and AIMCo Back North America 5G Drive with US$2 Billion Investment

28th June, 2021

Two Canadian public pension funds, CPP Investments and AIMCo, have committed nearly US$2 billion of capital to an Australia-based wireless and broadcast networks provider, BAI Communications, which they have co-owned since 2009.

ABP's Failure to Switch from Fossil Fuels to Green Investments has Hit Returns - Global SWF Research

25th June, 2021

Dutch fund manager APG, which oversees the US$606 billion ABP civil service pension fund, has paid a heavy opportunity cost by maintaining exposures to fossil fuels instead diverting capital into green energy, according to research by Global SWF commissioned by Dutch environmental campaign group Fossielvrij.

Investment in Healthcare by State Investors Goes Through the Roof

24th June, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has prompted a massive shift in capital towards healthcare, with this week seeing Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC invest US$180 million in the healthcare business of Malaysia’s Sunway.