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Brazil: the Next Big Destination for State-Owned Investors

5th August, 2021

Infrastructure is dominant in the Brazilian portfolios of state-owned investors (SOIs), but there are tentative signs that they are seeking to diversify portfolios that are heavily oriented towards the Latin American country’s oil and gas industry.

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ADIA Backs Southeast Asian Digital Revolution with $500mn Towers Investment

8th July, 2021

Southeast Asia’s digital infrastructure development has received backing from Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund ADIA with a US$500 million investment in EdgePoint Infrastructure.

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Investment in Healthcare by State Investors Goes Through the Roof

24th June, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has prompted a massive shift in capital towards healthcare, with this week seeing Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC invest US$180 million in the healthcare business of Malaysia’s Sunway.

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Pandemic Boosted SWF Domestic Investment

23rd June, 2021

Sovereign wealth funds ramped up investment in their local economies in response to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Global SWF research has found.

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"UK Offers Big Untapped VC Potential for SWFs" - Global SWF CEO Tells UK Parliament

16th June, 2021

State-owned investors overhauled their approach to investment in the UK due to Brexit and the impact of Covid-19, Global SWF CEO Diego López told the UK’s House of Commons Select Committee on International Trade today.

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GIC Boosts Digital Economy Revolution with Massive Data Center Investment Drive

14th June, 2021

As the infrastructure of the digital economy, data centers are proving to be high targets for state-owned investors (SOIs). GIC’s announcement that it is extending its joint venture with Equinix has taken its exposure to the sector to another level, with an additional $3.9 billion pledged for the expansion of its xScale data center portfolio.

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Indonesia's INA Set to Back Digital Infra and Tech Unicorns

11th June, 2021

In an unexpected move beyond core infrastructure, the Indonesia Investment Authority (INA) is set to strike a deal in digital infrastructure with plans for investment in tech unicorns.

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Indonesian SWF Secures Multi-Billion Dollar Infra Deal

21st May, 2021

An agreement for a US$3.75 billion infrastructure platform marks the first investment vehicle for the Indonesia Investment Authority (INA), backed by Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and APG Financial. The consortium will invest in toll roads with assessments of opportunities over the next six months.

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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.

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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.

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Is Bangladesh’s Infrastructure Fund the Right Answer?

16th April, 2021

Bangladesh is following a growing trend of quasi-SWF infra funds with the launch this week of the Bangladesh Infrastructure Development Fund (BIDF), using a foreign exchange windfall. Yet, the BIDF carries the risk of potentially risky FX reserve depletion and the build-up of a bad loan portfolio that could ultimately undermine its purpose.

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Public Pension Funds Develop Partnerships in Real Assets Push

8th April, 2021

Real assets were in the sights of public pension funds this week with a clear preference for developing partnerships and backing co-investment platforms.

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