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Kazakhstan’s Fund Boosted by Uranium, Oil and Gas, and Rail Activity

19th July, 2024

Kazakhstan’s Samruk-Kazyna issued a briefing on its 2023 financial results today, boasting a 10% increase in assets to around US$79 billion and 4% growth in income from its portfolio companies.

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Temasek Delivers Sluggish Return After a Cautious Year, But Prepares for Diversification and Mega-Trends

9th July, 2024

Singapore’s state-owned investor Temasek has reported a 1.8% rise in AUM to S$389 billion (US$288 billion), making it the world’s 11th biggest sovereign investor.

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PIF Joins Elite "Tera-Fund" Club

3rd July, 2024

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) bounced back in 2023, with a net profit of SAR64.4 trillion (US$17.2 billion), according to a KPMG audit report lodged with the London Stock Exchange - and it is now likely to be in the unique group of "tera-funds" with over US$1 trillion of assets under management.

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Oman's OIA Boosts AUM as it Evolves, Divests and Diversifies

4th June, 2024

The Oman Investment Authority (OIA) notched up a 9.95% return in 2023, compared to 8.80% in 2022, as its total assets under management surged by more than OMR1 billion (US$2.6 billion) to reach OMR19.24 billion (US$50 billion).

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Mubadala Joins World's Top 10 SWF Ranking with 15.4% Annual Return, US$302bn AUM

20th May, 2024

Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala has joined an elite of top 10 sovereign wealth funds as its AUM rose above US$300 billion in 2023 with Global SWF calculating an annual return of 15.4%, based on its increase in five-year return of 10.3% and proprietary data analysis of historical returns.

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ADQ Approaches US$200bn, but Stake in Lunate is Still Unknown

29th April, 2024

Opacity is the common characteristic of most Arabian Gulf sovereign wealth funds, but ADQ’s disclosure this week with a prospectus for a bond issue shines a light on the Abu Dhabi fund’s evolution.

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UAE SWF's Chunky Listed Assets Buffeted By Markets, But Funds Will Remain Firm

23rd April, 2024

Emirati sovereign wealth funds’ decision to list assets can help drive private investment into their assets, free up capital for diversifying portfolios and improve transparency – but weighty listed assets can play havoc with portfolio values, as some funds have learned in the year-to-date.

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Real Estate Drags OTPP Down For a Second Year

13th March, 2024

Ontario Teachers’ disappointing return of 1.9% in 2023 represents a negative value add of C$15.8 billion, dragged down by poor performance in real estate and infrastructure.

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Khazanah Profits Boosted by Malaysian Airlines Rebound

11th March, 2024

As it approaches its 30th anniversary, Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund, Khazanah, tripled its profit to MYR5.9 billion (US$1.26 billion) in 2023, boosted by dividends from its portfolio companies, with MYR1 billion passed on to the government.

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PIF Uses Aramco Stake as Springboard to US$1trn AUM in 2025

8th March, 2024

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) is marching towards its end-2025 target of US$1 trillion with a further 8% stake in Aramco transferred to its portfolio by the government, in order to fund the Kingdom’s aggressive economic diversification program.

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Korea's NPS Deployed to Prop Up Undervalued Domestic Stocks

4th March, 2024

South Korea’s massive US$800 billion National Pension Service (NPS) could be reversing its global diversification push with reports that it will plunge KRW11 trillion (US$8.2 billion) into domestic public equities, after reporting its best ever annual return.

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Liquidity is Key to 2023 Results, But CPP Shows Alts Unlock Long-Term Returns

16th February, 2024

The latest quarterly results by CPP Investments are helping to tell a story about the performance of the whole sovereign investor industry in 2023, with the relative illiquidity of its portfolio preventing it from taking advantage of the higher returns reported by more liquid funds like NBIM – but Global SWF research suggests that CPP’s strategy still provides superior long-term yield, which is vital for funds with long-term horizons.

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