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AIMCo’s Home Province Pipeline Interest Chafes With Net Zero Ambitions

26th January, 2024

Alberta state-owned investor AIMCo is set to go against the grain on the sustainability agenda with its rumored desire to invest in the Trans Mountain oil pipeline.

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Ending the Silos: CDPQ Follows OTPP in Integrating Real Estate Subsidiaries

25th January, 2024

CDPQ has made the surprise move of integrating its real estate subsidiaries Ivanhoé Cambridge and Otéra Capital as it rearranges its real estate portfolio and brings it firmly under the ambit of the management, resulting in the departure of Ivanhoé Cambridge’s CEO Natalie Palladitcheff when the consolidation is completed in 18-24 months.

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PIF Positions Saudi Arabia as Global Football and Motorsports Hub

24th January, 2024

The Public Investment Fund’s (PIF) insatiable appetite for sport, leisure and entertainment has not abated in the first few weeks of 2024, with the Saudi sovereign wealth fund developing partnerships in electric motorsport and reportedly making a move on top Italian football team AC Milan.

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APG is the Latest to Leave Beijing

23rd January, 2024

The Netherlands’ civil service pension fund manager APG has shut down its Beijing office due to a lack of interest among its clients, following the decision four months ago by the world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund, Norges Bank (NBIM) to end operations in Shanghai.

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Kazakhstan's SWF Launches Two Airline Divestments

22nd January, 2024

Three years ago, sovereign wealth funds were plunging capital into national flag-carriers in the wake of the global lockdown, but the aviation sector is off life support and airlines have largely returned to profitability – with Kazakhstan’s Samruk-Kazyna confident to launch Air Astana Group’s IPO next month as well as relaunching its tender for up to 100% of Qazaq Air.

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Signs Of Robust 2023 Returns For Sovereign Investors, But 2024 Will Be A Rocky Ride

18th January, 2024

Little over two weeks since the end of 2023 and the first annual returns results are trickling in from state-owned investors, with signs that it was a better year for the sector – however, geopolitical instability is expected to generate market turmoil that could reverse gains in 2024, particularly for highly liquid funds.

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NBIM Makes Fourth Renewables Buy, Turning to Spain Again

17th January, 2024

Norway’s US$1.5 trillion sovereign wealth fund is adding  fourth asset to its unlisted renewable energy portfolio with the acquisition of a 49% stake in onshore solar and wind farms in Spain and Portugal for EUR307 million (US$334 million).

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Red Sea Conflict Risk to PIF Investments

16th January, 2024

The Red Sea region is at significant risk of conflict escalation amid Houthi attacks on ships and retaliation by the US, UK and their partners in Operation Prosperity Guardian to protect global supply chains - and this puts Gulf sovereign wealth funds' investments in the region at increasing risk as conflict escalates.

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Singapore Continues to Buy Indian; Temasek and GIC Sweep in on Real Estate

15th January, 2024

Singapore has started 2024 with a surge of investment in India, focusing on existing investments in real estate, infrastructure and venture capital instead of fresh acquisitions.

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Taiwan Elections: Crucial Crossroads for Geopolitics and Sovereign Investors

12th January, 2024

Taiwan braces for a landmark presidential election tomorrow, January 13, setting the future course for Cross-Strait relations amid escalating US-China tensions and a recovering global economy. This is a high-stakes election for Taiwan, a prosperous territory claimed by China. The election results will have potential repercussions for regional stability and global markets.

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Indonesia’s Road Infrastructure Motors Ahead, Fuelled by Sovereign Investors

11th January, 2024

Indonesia’s sovereign wealth fund INA has won the support of the US$984 billion Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) and Europe’s biggest public pension fund, the Netherlands’ US$546 billion APG, for toll road platform that is starting with the Trans Java Toll Road mega-project.

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Oman’s OIA Follows Gulf Peers with Egyptian Banking Bid

9th January, 2024

The Oman Investment Authority (OIA) is reportedly in negotiations with the Egyptian government to acquire a majority stake in the Export Development Bank of Egypt (EBank) as it heads for an IPO.

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