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Announcing 2022 Annual Report

20th December, 2021

Next Saturday, January 1, 2022, we will be releasing the industry’s most timely, rigorous, and insightful account of the activity and trends of Sovereign Wealth Funds and Public Pension Funds during 2021. The report is titled “State-Owned Investors 3.0” and includes comments from SOIs in every major section:

PIF AuM reaches US$ 480 billion, climbs to #8 globally

13th December, 2021

This morning, H.E. Yasir Al-Rumayyan spoke at the Saudi Budget 2022 Forum chaired by the Minister of Finance in Riyadh. PIF’s Governor confirmed that the fund’s asset under management had reached SAR 1.8 trillion, i.e., US$ 480 billion, by the end of September 2021. This compares to US$ 425 billion at the end of Q1, and it is one of the fastest growths we have seeing this year among SWFs. PIF has now past China’s NSSF and climbs to 8th position among the world’s largest SWFs.

KIC Shakes Up Top Management As It Aims At Private Markets

3rd September, 2021

Korea Investment Corporation’s (KIC) new chief executive Seoungho Jin has shaken up his top team as he looks to ramp up investment in private markets by 2027.

Alternatives Boosted in CIC’s Global Investments with Stress on Partnerships and External Management

30th August, 2021

The China Investment Corporation (CIC) has followed the trends of other sovereign wealth funds, reporting double-digit growth for 2020, but underneath the headline figures there are signs of ongoing changes in strategy and organization.

A Leap Into The Future for Australian SWF

26th August, 2021

Australia’s Future Fund posted its best result in its history for the financial year to end-June with an annual return of 22.2%, up from -0.9% in FY2019/20, which put its total assets under management at A$196.8 billion (US$147.6 billion).

Tech Crackdown and Urbanization Could Fuel SOI Interest in Chinese Real Estate

13th August, 2021

With Chinese authorities cracking down on big tech to curb their cultural and economic power, institutional investors are looking at other sectors of the country’s economy for long-term yield.

AustralianSuper Joins the Private Credit Surge, Tripling its Portfolio by 2026

9th August, 2021

AustralianSuper is joining the surge in global private credit and tripling its exposure to the sector, which is seeing funds ramp up lending in direct competition with the banking industry.

Saudi's PIF Revamps Organization and Boosts Headcount as it Prepares for Massive Growth

8th June, 2021

Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund PIF has undertaken an organizational revamp and created two new deputy governor positions as it plans for accelerated growth - potentially becoming the world's second biggest sovereign wealth fund within a decade.

PIF, to drive Saudi's development and growth in the next five years

25th January, 2021

MbS unveiled the new Strategy Plan, under which PIF would grow to over USD 1 trillion AuM by 2025.

Qatari Fund Scoops Up US$892mn Profit from Tiffany Sale

14th January, 2021

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) secured a net profit of US$892 million as it exited its shareholding in US jeweller Tiffany & Co, delivering an impressive 9.3% internal rate of return, according to Global SWF's database.

What Will Qatar's Rehabilitation Mean for QIA?

11th January, 2021

The announcement that full diplomatic relations had been restored between Qatar and a Quartet of Arab countries - Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt - removed a cloud hanging over the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA). Yet, the storm had already passed for US$345 billion sovereign wealth fund as it overcame the initial financial impact and, like the Qatari economy, restructured and accelerated investment activity.

Mubadala Confirms Global SWF's Long-Term AUM Predictions as it Restructures

7th January, 2021

Six days after issuing our predictions for 2030, Mubadala has confirmed that is aiming at doubling its AuM in the next decade, which will place them among the world's Top 10 SWFs and fuel the growth, diversification and sustainability of Abu Dhabi.

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