Will ADQ Finance VC Drive Through A Public Offering of Merged Steel Giant?

10th May, 2021

The planned merger of Arkan and Emirates will create the UAE’s biggest steel and buildings material company, majority owned by sovereign wealth fund ADQ’s Senaat. Given CEO Mohamed Hassan Alsuwaidi’s recent signals that ADQ will oversee a surge in capital deployment in a rapid expansion push, the consolidation could be a prelude to Senaat making future public offerings, freeing up liquidity for portfolio diversification.

PSP Joins the Surge in Investment in UK Logistics Property

7th May, 2021

Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) has entered into a GBP1 billion (US$1.4 billion) joint venture with Bridge Industrial to acquire and develop logistics properties in the UK, following a trend of Canadian public pension funds investing in the sector.

Hungry for Deals, Mubadala Finds New Dynamism with Record Income

6th May, 2021

Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Investment Co. (MIC) saw its AUM jump 4.7% to US$243 billion in 2020 in an extraordinary year that provided opportunities for deals in sectors that are set to dominate the post-pandemic recovery. The sovereign wealth fund also reported a robust five-year portfolio return of 9.8%, although it did not report an annual return that may have made a less impressive headline.

CDPQ Backs eStruxture's Digital Economy Infrastructure Development

5th May, 2021

Data centers and cloud computing are the infrastructure of the tech revolution. Like conventional transportation infrastructure, the segment provides long-term income generation, yet exposure to tech ensures long-term growth in scale.

Temasek's VC Strategy is Striking Earlier and Stronger

4th May, 2021

Temasek’s voracious appetite for venture capital shows no let-up and 2021 looks set to be another record-breaker.

Hot Topic – High ESG standards yield better financial returns for State-Owned Investors

3rd May, 2021

We hereby present the results of a groundbreaking analysis linking the fund's Governance and Sustainability efforts, and their financial performance over the past six years.

Fund of the Month: NZ Super Fund

1st May, 2021

We chat with Mr. Stephen Gilmore, Chief Investment Officer at the New Zealand Superannuation Fund.

UK's Climate Ambitions Set to Pique SOI Interest in Renewables and Hydrogen Economy

29th April, 2021

The British government’s bid to “build back better” from the economic crisis sparked by the pandemic has prompted it to adopt ambitious targets for carbon reduction that will entice SOIs to participate in an expected surge of renewables projects.

Saudi Aramco's Planned 1% Stake Sale Could Boost Kingdom's SWF

28th April, 2021

The sale of a 1% stake in Saudi oil giant Aramco could see the Kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund PIF take a slice of the proceeds to fund domestic mega projects.

State-Owned Investors Face Growing Political Risk in Brazil

27th April, 2021

State-Owned Investors are being challenged over their role in buying up assets sold off by Brazil’s Bolsonaro administration amid mounting social and governance concerns and political polarization.