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Fund of the Month (Mar'23): The Sovereign Fund of Egypt (TSFE)

1st March, 2023

Since its establishment in 2018, TSFE has become a trailblazer and a model for strategic funds in Africa and beyond. After establishing dedicated subsidiaries, the Egyptian fund has been busy investing in domestic assets and attracting foreign investors, all of it with a Sustainability angle. We were delighted to hear more about the fund’s plans from its CEO Ayman Soliman.

GIC Strengthens Alliance with ESR in Asian Real Estate

3rd November, 2022

GIC has stumped up US$480 million in capital for yet another joint investment platform in real estate with ESR, cementing the ties between the Singaporean sovereign wealth fund and the Hong Kong-listed Asian real estate manager.

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Abu Dhabi's SWFs Strengthen Ties with UAE Allies Bahrain and Egypt

15th December, 2021

Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth funds strengthened ties with regional peers as the Emirate’s government cements economic ties with its allies.

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Gulf Funds Drawn Into Soft Power Battle Over Kazakhstan

25th August, 2021

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has indicated it is seeking to pump investment into Central Asia’s biggest economy Kazakhstan just months after Emirati fund Mubadala forged deals in the country’s renewable energy sector. Gulf funds are not simply looking for business ventures that generate yield to fulfil their mandate, but also to support economic diplomacy and "soft power" of their governments.

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Egypt’s TSFE Catalyzes FDI to Boost Development Goals

23rd August, 2021

The Sovereign Fund of Egypt (TSFE) is seeking to channel capital into a range of economic and social development projects, from education to utilities, through public-private-partnerships (PPPs), emulating state-owned investors established in India (NIIF) and Indonesia (INA).

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APG, CalSTRS and ADIA Accelerate the US Renewables Bandwagon

20th August, 2021

The formation of a US clean energy firm Arevon Energy by APG, CalSTRS and ADIA this week comes hot on the heels of US Senate approval of a US$1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill that underscores the Biden administration’s renewable energy agenda.

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Australian Electricity Sparks Canadian Fund Excitement

10th August, 2021

Australian infrastructure is proving to be a big draw for state-owned investors (SOIs) with foreign sovereign funds set to eclipse domestic SOIs as assets are auctioned off. Canadian public pension funds (PPFs) are leading the charge in the electricity utility space, having also boosted their exposure to the country’s real estate sector.

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Alaska PFC returns c.30% in FY21, private markets to reach 40%

9th August, 2021

Last week, United States’ largest Sovereign Wealth Fund, the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC) released its results for the year ending on June 30, 2021 (FY21) and gave a clue on its strategy to FY25.

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Brazil: the Next Big Destination for State-Owned Investors

5th August, 2021

Infrastructure is dominant in the Brazilian portfolios of state-owned investors (SOIs), but there are tentative signs that they are seeking to diversify portfolios that are heavily oriented towards the Latin American country’s oil and gas industry.

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OMERS Joins SOIs in Backing Indian Renewables, But is India Lagging?

2nd August, 2021

The infrastructure arm of Ontario’s public employees pension fund OMERS has taken a chunk of Indian renewables producer Azure Power, which is majority owned by Québec’s CDPQ. Yet, Global SWF research finds that state-owned investors are increasingly reticent about risks in the Indian renewables market, while at the same time they are being lured to developed markets where opportunities are opening up in energy transition.

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State Investors Back US$7bn Brookfield Global Transition Fund

27th July, 2021

Four leading state-owned investors have thrown their weight behind the Brookfield Global Transition Fund to invest in clean energy and bolster the Paris climate commitment of net zero by 2050.

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Intel Deal Could Give Mubadala Massive Boost for VC Drive

21st July, 2021

Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala could earn up to US$30 billion from selling its semiconductor business GlobalFoundries to Intel - US$10 billion more than the enterprise value estimated earlier this year when it mooted an IPO.

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