OTPP Delivers Strong Returns and Looks to VC and Asia for Growth

30th March, 2021

After his first year at the helm, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan CEO Jo Taylor must be heaving a sigh of relief. Rising above the impact of the pandemic, the C$221.2 billion (US$173 billion) public pension fund posted an 8.6% annual return in 2020 with the performance of its equity investments more than offsetting disappointing results in real estate.

Insurgency is not the Only Risk for Mozambique's LNG-Fuelled SWF Ambition

29th March, 2021

The attack on Palma in northern Mozambique last week killed dozens and delivered a blow to the country’s plans to develop its gas reserves, which are central to the government’s plans for a sovereign wealth fund.

KIC Sets Up in San Francisco to Bolster its Tech Venture Capital Drive

26th March, 2021

Today’s opening of a San Francisco office by the Korean Investment Corporation (KIC) indicates the US$183 billion sovereign wealth fund is serious about its long-term commitment to US tech startups.

Pandemic Continues to Drive QIA's Investment in Healthcare and Tech Innovation

25th March, 2021

QIA’s purchase of EUR380 million (US$448 million) of new public equity issued by Siemens Healthineers is the latest and largest single private market transaction by the Qatari fund in the healthcare sector,.

Mubadala’s Multi-Billion Vote of Confidence in Post-Brexit Britain

24th March, 2021

Britain’s life sciences and renewables sectors gained the backing of Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala, which is looking to invest up to GBP5 billion in direct investments in private markets through to 2026.

NPS Creates Shockwaves As It Shifts From Domestic Equities to Foreign Alternatives

23rd March, 2021

Controversy surrounds the strategic decision by South Korea’s US$751 the National Pension Service (NPS) to rapidly exiting domestic public equities for foreign investment - and the impact this is having on retail investors.

Female Inclusion Survey: Gender Inequality Persists at the Top of State-Owned Investors

22nd March, 2021

State-Owned Investors have still a long way to go when it comes to diversity and inclusion.

Investors Flock to NSIA-Backed World-Scale Fertilizer Plant

19th March, 2021

Plans for a US$1.4 billion fertilizer plant in Nigeria backed by the country’s sovereign wealth fund have received strong interest from investors, potentially enabling the project to reduce its debt burden.

CalSTRS Forges Ahead with Surge into Real Estate

18th March, 2021

The US’s second largest PPF, the US$287 billion California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), is ramping up its exposure to the US real estate through its model of fostering co-investment platforms.

How Will Mexico Rebuild its Stabilization Fund?

17th March, 2021

Mexico felt the economic blow of draconian containment measures to tame soaring death rates – and a corresponding hit to public finances. Faced with a choice of borrowing, raising taxes or tapping into stabilization funds, Mexico opted for digging into its rainy-day fund.