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External Managers Are the Key to NBIM’s Active Equities, Claim Experts

7th January, 2022

Norges Bank’s external managers are out-classing internal managers in active equities strategies, claims a group of experts commissioned by the Norwegian Ministry of Finance.

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2022 Kicks Off With a Big Divestment: State-Investors Sell LeasePlan to Rival

7th January, 2022

One of the biggest divestments by sovereign investors is set to create a world-leader in global mobility.

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ADQ Consolidates Health Assets into Pure Health, UAE's Biggest Healthcare Provider

5th January, 2022

Abu Dhabi’s US$110 billion infrastructure-oriented state-owned investor, ADQ, is launching a healthcare platform – Pure Health – that is set to become the UAE’s biggest healthcare provider.

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Korea's NPS Faces Criticism Over, But Fund is Changing

4th January, 2022

Korea’s US$776 billion public pension fund, the National Pension Service (NPS), is falling behind private sector institutional investors in the climate stakes, according to Solutions For Out Climate (SFOC), a Korean non-governmental organization campaigning for climate awareness.

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Fund of the Year (Jan'22): Mubadala Investment Company

1st January, 2022

For its significant contribution to the development of Abu Dhabi and the UAE, for its leadership in pursuing global partnerships, for its unparalleled investment and divestment activity displayed throughout the year, and, in general, for its contribution to the advancement of the SWF industry, Global SWF believes that Mubadala Investment Company is a worthy recipient of the 2021 Fund of the Year award. We spoke with Ahmed Saeed Al Calily, its Chief Strategy & Risk Officer, about the fund’s performance and ambitions.

2021 Ends with an African Roar

31st December, 2021

The conclusion of 2021 has a distinctly African feel in the world of sovereign wealth funds. In recent days, new funds have been proposed for Ethiopia and Egypt’s Suez Canal region, marking another milestone in the continent’s push for state-led investment.

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PIF Limbers Up For a Second Goal in European Football with Potential Inter Bid

30th December, 2021

As the world gears up for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, unconfirmed reports suggest Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) is set to bid for Italian Serie A side Inter-Milan.

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CalPERS Passes Half a Trillion Mark, But is Still Short of a CIO

29th December, 2021

The US’s biggest public pension fund, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), reported that its market value edged past half a trillion dollars for the first time.

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Announcing 2022 Annual Report

20th December, 2021

Next Saturday, January 1, 2022, we will be releasing the industry’s most timely, rigorous, and insightful account of the activity and trends of Sovereign Wealth Funds and Public Pension Funds during 2021. The report is titled “State-Owned Investors 3.0” and includes comments from SOIs in every major section:

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Abu Dhabi's SWFs Strengthen Ties with UAE Allies Bahrain and Egypt

15th December, 2021

Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth funds strengthened ties with regional peers as the Emirate’s government cements economic ties with its allies.

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Germany Repurposes Debt for a Climate and Transformation SWF

14th December, 2021

Germany’s new “traffic light” coalition government is set to establish a new sovereign wealth fund, utilizing EUR60 billion (US$68 billion) of unused borrowing for green infrastructure and economic transformation.

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PIF AuM reaches US$ 480 billion, climbs to #8 globally

13th December, 2021

This morning, H.E. Yasir Al-Rumayyan spoke at the Saudi Budget 2022 Forum chaired by the Minister of Finance in Riyadh. PIF’s Governor confirmed that the fund’s asset under management had reached SAR 1.8 trillion, i.e., US$ 480 billion, by the end of September 2021. This compares to US$ 425 billion at the end of Q1, and it is one of the fastest growths we have seeing this year among SWFs. PIF has now past China’s NSSF and climbs to 8th position among the world’s largest SWFs.

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