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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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Nigeria’s New SWF Leadership Targets Green Energy and Healthcare

15th May, 2023

Nigeria’s sovereign fund is set to fuel the country’s infrastructure growth with up to US$1 billion in a three-year program of investment in solar energy and healthcare.

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India’s NIIF Seeks Fresh Capital and UAE Backing

9th May, 2023

India’s state-owned strategic fund the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) is planning to launch a second fund of funds this year to inject US$1 billion in liquidity into funds operated by local asset managers, according to The Mint – the fund has made no official announcement.

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Electrification of European Rail Boosted by Sovereign Funds

4th May, 2023

Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC has joined Canadian, Dutch and Abu Dhabi peers in Europe’s expansion of electric railways, a growth area that is backed by a modal shift to rail as a key enabler of the decarbonisation of supply chains.

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Canadians Funnel More Capital Into Indian Investment Trusts

26th April, 2023

Canadian public pension funds are planning to funnel US$1 billion of fresh capital into infrastructure investment trusts (InvITs) focusing on renewables and roads.

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