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NIIF Gains New Head, Potential Boost to Indian Renewables

8th January, 2024

India’s National Investment and Infrastructure Fund Ltd (NIIFL) has a new CEO who promises to heighten the quasi-SWF’s commitment to the South Asian nation’s burgeoning renewables sector.

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Water Crisis Does Not Drown Sovereign Investors’ Confidence in UK Infra Assets

3rd January, 2024

The Thames Water debacle has burned the fingers of state-owned investors who had backed the privatized water utility, in the belief infrastructure assets in a stable, well-regulated market like the UK were a safe bet.

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Britannia is Cool Again: Saudis Buy Heathrow, Australians Pledge Billions in Infra

29th November, 2023

The UK is shaking off post-Brexit anxieties and attracting a slew of FDI in its infrastructure investment from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) and two of Australia’s biggest pension fund investors, Aware Super and IFM.

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India's Bargain Roads Sell-Off Will Draw SWFs

19th October, 2023

India’s quasi-sovereign wealth fund, the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), is planning to offload a road portfolio worth around INR100 billion (US$1.2 billion), representing a huge chunk of its Master Fund.

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Ontario Funds Sell Infrastructure Assets in Stormy Waters

5th October, 2023

Infrastructure is usually seen as a safe bet by the patient capital of state-owned investors, and a bolt hole at times of uncertainty and economic volatility.

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India's NIIF Signs Up Japan For US$600mn Fund, Plans to Ramp Up Co-Investments

4th October, 2023

While India’s billionaire business moguls have attracted billions in capital, India’s National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) has proceeded at a slower pace of investment – but the situation looks set to change as the fund develops new partnerships and strategies.

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Singapore's GIC Ignites Interest in Hydrogen as a Clean Energy Solution

27th September, 2023

Singapore’s GIC is pumping more capital into technologies and industries dedicated to the transition to net zero with a further US$115 million investment in Hong Kong-based green hydrogen projects developer InterContinental Energy (ICE) that follows the sovereign fund's involvement in a EUR1.5 billion private placement in H2 Green Steel earlier this month.

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Diplomatic Spat Will Not Weaken Canada's Investment in India

25th September, 2023

While turmoil has engulfed Canadian relations with India over the assassination of Khalistan separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar, Canadian public pension funds (PPFs) are unlikely to pull their investments or press their brakes having invested approximately US$21 billion in Indian private markets over the past decade.

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Australian Super Invests in 21st Century Data Center Gold Rush

11th September, 2023

Australian Super has made one of the biggest deals in data center investment by any state-owned investor, with its EUR1.5 billion (US$1.6 billion ) investment in Vantage Data Centers.

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Singapore's GIC Joins Top Sovereign Investors in Brazil

18th August, 2023

Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC this week struck its second significant deal in Brazil this month with a BRL1.2 billion (US$240 million) retail and logistics venture with Barzel Properties, continuing a quiet rise in investment by the SWF community in the South American nation.

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Thames Water Crisis Plunges Sovereign Investors in Deep Water

28th June, 2023

The biggest crisis in the UK’s utilities sector has engulfed the country’s biggest water firm, Thames Water, and is challenging the consortium of owners to cough up capital to prevent its collapse.

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Sovereign Funds Safe from English Water Renationalization, Despite Public Anger

6th June, 2023

The ongoing public unease over sewage pollution in Britain’s rivers is fuelling calls for renationalization of the country’s water utilities, challenging the interests of Asian sovereign wealth funds and Canadian public pension funds.

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