Student Accommodation: A Hedge Against Risk

23rd June, 2022

Sovereign investors have devoted around US$11 billion to student accommodation from 2015, nearly half of which has come from Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC.

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GIC opens Sydney office, expands leadership group

2nd June, 2022

Exactly a year after it first announced it, GIC has closed its first few hires in Australia and has opened an office in Sydney to manage its significant portfolio of assets Down Under. The first team members to be onboarded are a VP from Nuveen, an Associate from Fortius and another one from Credit Suisse. We expect the fund to name a head for the new office soon.

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ADIA Boosts Its Global Real Estate Investment With Joint Venture Platforms

4th May, 2022

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority’s US$2 billion joint venture deal with Boston-based real estate investment manager Rockpoint has pushed its total allocations to such real estate platforms to more than US$10 billion, according to Global SWF research.

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UK Real Estate Winning Back Interest from Sovereigns with GIC's Big London Office Investment

25th April, 2022

The acquisition of a 75% stake in Paddington Central – a significant area of prime real estate regeneration in London – by Singaporean sovereign investor GIC demonstrates a revival of interest in the British capital’s real estate market, as it shakes off the risks associated with Brexit and the pandemic.

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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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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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Sovereign Investors Boost Hotel Investments in Hunt for Yield

7th February, 2022

State-owned investors are showing growing confidence in the revival of the travel sector with a renewed impetus for hotel acquisitions.

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GIC Takes a Leading Role in Asian Digital Infrastructure

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.

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Real Estate Partnerships: Logistics Leads and Canadians are the Biggest Backers

25th January, 2022

Recent weeks have seen a continuation of a theme seen in 2021, when state-owned investors (SOIs) piled record amounts of investment in real estate joint venture partnerships with developers.

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CPP Long-Term Return Soars to New Heights as Alternatives Boosts Earnings in Q2 FY2022

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.

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Another Top Ten Hit for Singapore's GIC with US Industrial Property Push

5th November, 2021

Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC announced its fifth biggest investment this week, participating as lead investor in the purchase of 328 industrial properties in the US from Swedish private equity firm EQT for US$6.8 billion.

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Sovereign Investors Lead the Charge in Australian Infra and Real Estate Boom

20th October, 2021

Sovereign investment in Australian real assets is soaring to new heights with US$9 billion spent on real estate and more than US$6 billion deployed into infrastructure – and this month is seeing the pace of investment continue.

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