Daily Update: The Great Disconnect

27th January, 2021

Future Fund published today its year-end performance, confirming the great disconnect between financial markets and economic reality

Daily Update: Canadians' Quest in Asia-Pacific

26th January, 2021

Canadian Funds continue to bet on the region with OMERS leading the pack

Daily Update: PIF, to drive Saudi's development and growth in the next five years

25th January, 2021

MbS unveiled the new Strategy Plan, under which PIF would grow to over USD 1 trillion AuM by 2025.

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.