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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.

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Kazakhstan’s Sovereign Fund Fights Corruption Ahead of Divestments

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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DP World Hits the Rocks with P&O Layoffs

18th March, 2022

The decision this week by P&O ferries to make 800 workers redundant shines a light on Dubai-owned DP World as well as the stress facing transportation assets in the portfolios of state-owned investors. DP World bought P&O Ferries in 2019, for GBP322 million after selling it earlier in the decade.

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Australian Funds’ Faith in Domestic Infra: The Case of Sydney Airport

12th March, 2022

Australian public pension funds helped take Sydney Airport private, affirming Global SWF’s analysis that Australian real assets are a hot target for investment despite the challenges facing the aviation sector.

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Canada Inc Builds Global Infrastructure Empire with Australia a Prime Target

22nd February, 2022

A US$7.7 billion blockbuster deal backed by four Canadian public pension funds to acquire Australia’s AusNet electricity network is the latest in a string of large infrastructure investments by Canada Inc in the country as they seek to ramp up exposure to low-risk, inflation-proof and stable growth real assets.

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Sovereign Investors Help Bolster India's Green Energy Revolution

16th February, 2022

Sovereign wealth funds and public pension funds are playing a major role in India’s ambition to increase renewables to 50% of electricity generation by 2030.

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Australia Joins Post-Brexit UK Investment Rush

12th February, 2022

 AustralianSuper, Australia’s largest pension scheme, is planning U$D31 billion of investments in the UK and Europe over the next five years as it looks to double the value of its UK assets.

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ADPorts Listing Gives ADQ Dry Powder for Private Equity Drive

9th February, 2022

The IPO of AD Ports has injected liquidity into the portfolio of its majority owner, the Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund ADQ – but with this comes volatility in the value of the fund’s portfolio, subjecting it to the turbulence of public markets.

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