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.
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.
22nd February, 2022
A US$7.7 billion blockbuster deal backed by four Canadian public pension funds to acquire Australia’s AusNet electricity network is the latest in a string of large infrastructure investments by Canada Inc in the country as they seek to ramp up exposure to low-risk, inflation-proof and stable growth real assets.
16th February, 2022
Sovereign wealth funds and public pension funds are playing a major role in India’s ambition to increase renewables to 50% of electricity generation by 2030.
12th February, 2022
AustralianSuper, Australia’s largest pension scheme, is planning U$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.
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.
29th January, 2022
Data centers are the infrastructure of the tech revolution and Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC is boosting the digital superhighways of Asia with more capital.
20th January, 2022
Oman, Abu Dhabi and Dubai are leading the competition to invest in African ports via their sovereign wealth funds as they seek to secure strategic control of resources and trade.
29th November, 2021
The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) is looking to deepen its exposure to British infrastructure and is touted as one of the potential buyers for US$7 billion worth of British electricity and natural gas transmission networks.
26th November, 2021
The approval of the A$5.2 billion (US$3.7 billion) takeover of Spark Infrastructure by a consortium of private equity giant Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR), the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) and PSP Investments marks the latest acquisition involving Canadian public pension funds, who have emerged as the leading foreign investors in Australian infrastructure.
25th November, 2021
Diplomatic rapprochement between the UAE and Turkey was sealed this week with a series of agreements between the two countries’ sovereign wealth funds and portfolio companies.
12th November, 2021
CPP Investments has notched up its best long-term return in its 22-year history, following a 3.8% return in Q2 of its current financial year.