Nigeria’s Sovereign Fund Posts Gains, but Warns of Inflation and Recession Risks

24th May, 2022

The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) shrugged off the impact of market volatility to post its ninth successive year of earnings, but has warned 2022 could be the most challenging year yet due to the impact of inflation, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and supply chain bottlenecks on all asset classes.

Sovereign Investment Supports Europe's Bid to Ween Itself from Russian Energy

18th May, 2022

Geopolitical risks to energy markets is set to drive state-owned investors allocations to European renewables projects, helping to accelerate the impetus towards net zero.

Sovereign Capital Cements Kuwait-Pakistan Relations

10th May, 2022

India has tended to steal the show when it comes to state-owned investors, but a subsidiary of the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) has turned its attention to neighbouring Pakistan in a US$750 million agreement to drive its economic development, with renewables at the heart of its strategy.

OMERS Leaves a Towering Impression on Australian Digital Infrastructure

9th May, 2022

Canada’s second largest public pension fund, OMERS, is acquiring a major Australian portfolio of mobile towers from TPG in a deal worth A$950 million (US$660 million), marking its first foray into the Asia-Pacific digital infrastructure sector.

Ethiopia’s Nascent SWF Seeks Strategic Alliances with Djibouti

6th May, 2022

Ethiopia has deployed its nascent sovereign wealth fund Ethiopia Investment Holdings (EIH) to broker a deal with neighboring Djibouti to ensure the East African country’s energy security.

Big Blow for CDPQ as Quebec Shelves Metro Plans

3rd May, 2022

Montreal’s mayor has left Québec province’s US$329 billion public pension fund in the lurch by shelving plans to develop a high-frequency light rail line in the provincial capital’s east end.

Bain Tasked by PIF to Develop India Strategy – More Investment in Renewables?

27th April, 2022

Investment in India’s infrastructure has an enduring attraction for sovereign wealth funds with around US$18 billion allocated to the development of the South Asian economy by state-owned investors from 2016 to date - and Saudi Arabia is set to boost that level even further with new plans that are set to involve green energy expansion.

Kazakhstan’s Sovereign Fund Fights Corruption Ahead of Divestments with New Hires and Transparency Drive

26th April, 2022

Kazakhstan’s Samruk Kazyna sovereign wealth fund is hiring someone to help draft its new strategy and seeking to boost transparency and improve governance, just months after cutting half its staff to 124 personnel and closing offices in Beijing, Moscow and London and ahead of plans to divest portfolio companies.

Diversification: Emirati Funds Back Infrastructure Privatization and Pharma Expansion

6th April, 2022

The UAE’s sovereign wealth funds are playing a key role in the privatization of the federation’s infrastructure, with this week’s IPO of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) raising AED22.41 billion (US$6.1 billion) on the Dubai Financial Market.

Indonesia Turns to Middle Eastern SWFs to Finance its New Capital Giga-Project

4th April, 2022

SoftBank’s decision to bail on Indonesia’s plans to build a new capital city in East Kalimantan has prompted the country’s sovereign wealth fund to turn to peers in the Middle East for investment in the US$32.5 billion gigaproject.

PIF Spurs Venture Capital and Real Estate Growth in Saudi Arabia

24th March, 2022

Saudi Arabia is striding forward with its Vision 2030 program, with the Kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund the Public Investment Fund (PIF) setting the pace.

CDPQ Firms Up Commitment to Indian Infra with Delhi Office Promotion

22nd March, 2022

In a push to advance its infrastructure investments in India, Canadian public pension fund CDPQ has appointed Saurabh Agarwal as its Managing Director overseeing its operations in the country.

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