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Fund of the Month (Apr'21): Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

1st April, 2021

We chat with Ms. Maarika Paul, EVP and Chief Financial and Operations Officer at global investor CDPQ

India Infra Fund Eyes Investment in Nation's Hospital Boom

31st March, 2021

India’s quasi-SWF, the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund, has sprung a surprise with a new venture into healthcare.

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NPS Creates Shockwaves As It Shifts From Domestic Equities to Foreign Alternatives

23rd March, 2021

Controversy surrounds the strategic decision by South Korea’s US$751 the National Pension Service (NPS) to rapidly exiting domestic public equities for foreign investment - and the impact this is having on retail investors.

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Investors Flock to NSIA-Backed World-Scale Fertilizer Plant

19th March, 2021

Plans for a US$1.4 billion fertilizer plant in Nigeria backed by the country’s sovereign wealth fund have received strong interest from investors, potentially enabling the project to reduce its debt burden.

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CDPQ Plunges into Indonesian Ports Infra Via DP World Tie-Up

8th March, 2021

Canadian public pension fund Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) has partnered with Dubai’s DP World to back a container port and logistics park in East Java.

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Chinese Funds Spring Into Life with Bids for Saudi Pipelines

23rd February, 2021

The China Investment Corporation (CIC) and the Silk Road Fund are among a range of investors bidding for a US$10 billion stake in Saudi Aramco’s oil pipelines.

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ADQ Pushes Further into EM Venture Capital, Diversifying from Core Infra

16th February, 2021

ADQ is a state-owned investor that is set to become a name on everyone’s lips as it begins its push into venture capital and evolves from a holding company dominated by infrastructure assets to a sovereign wealth fund in its own right.

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Indian Infra Fund Boosted by New Development Bank

11th February, 2021

India’s National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) is close to achieving its US$1 billion target for its Fund of Funds following a US$100 million investment by the BRICS-backed multilateral development bank, New Development Bank (NDB).

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Infrastructure Setback for Sovereign Investors as Australian Regulator Flexes its Muscles

4th February, 2021

State-owned investors in Australian regional electricity transmission company Transgrid and could suffer a financial short-circuit after the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) issued a draft ruling against its bid to secure a faster recovery of revenue for large capital investments.

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Will CDPQ Help Accelerate Indian Highways Investment?

2nd February, 2021

Investment in Indian highways could accelerate in 2021 following a year of stalling activity among state-owned investors, in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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GIC goes big on US’ Utilities

29th January, 2021

GIC has bought a 20% of Utilities company Duke Energy Indiana for over $2 billion

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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.

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