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Diversification: Emirati Funds Back Infrastructure Privatization and Pharma Expansion

6th April, 2022

The UAE’s sovereign wealth funds are playing a key role in the privatization of the federation’s infrastructure, with this week’s IPO of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) raising AED22.41 billion (US$6.1 billion) on the Dubai Financial Market.

ADQ Strengths Abu Dhabi’s Economic Ties with Egypt and Turkey with Major Commitments

23rd March, 2022

After months of negotiations, Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund ADQ has forged major investment agreements with its counterparts in Egypt and Turkey as the UAE bolsters its regional economic and political might.

Fund of the Year (Jan'22): Mubadala

1st January, 2022

For its significant contribution to the development of Abu Dhabi and the UAE, for its leadership in pursuing global partnerships, for its unparalleled investment and divestment activity displayed throughout the year, and, in general, for its contribution to the advancement of the SWF industry, Global SWF believes that Mubadala Investment Company is a worthy recipient of the 2021 Fund of the Year award. We spoke with Ahmed Saeed Al Calily, its Chief Strategy & Risk Officer, about the fund’s performance and ambitions.

GCC Pension Funds manage Half a Trillion US Dollars

8th December, 2021

The six countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are home to fewer than 60 million people, of whom only 29 million are nationals entitled to pension benefits. However, the pool of pension capital has been increasing steadily and can no longer be ignored. Global SWF estimates that the 10 PPFs from the region now manage US$ 502 billion, a 25% more than six years ago.

Abu Dhabi Inc. Consolidates Renewables Assets Under Masdar and Drives Towards Net Zero

6th December, 2021

The merger of renewables assets by Abu Dhabi’s biggest energy asset owners under the ownership of Masdar, which was originally established by sovereign wealth fund Mubadala, is accelerating its push to develop its global portfolio of solar and wind generation plants.

Happy 50th Anniversary, UAE!

2nd December, 2021

Congratulations are in order to the United Arab Emirates, for keeping seven (very wealthy) siblings under the same roof for the past 50 years. Here's to the next 50!

UAE Federal SWF plans to grow well past US$ 150 billion by 2030

30th November, 2021

It is easy to forget that the UAE has a federal fund, given the high profile of their SWFs at emirate level. Luckily, its Board of Directors, led by Sheikh Mansour, reminded us of its importance last night. In his speech, the Deputy Minister of the UAE announced a new strategy “Fifty Principles” that aligns with the country’s development over the next fifty years.

Sovereign Funds Cement Renewed UAE-Turkey Ties

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.

SWFs Cement Intra-GCC Economic Ties, But Qatar Is Left On A Limb

12th November, 2021

An agreement signed this week between Bahrain’s Mumtalakat and Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala to create a joint investment fund for both countries marks the latest development in intra-GCC economic ties.

ADG - the latest addition to the SWF capital of the world

8th November, 2021

Last March, Global SWF issued a special analysis on Abu Dhabi Inc., with a description of the four main SWFs operating out of the emirate today and with the first-ever estimate of ADQ’s assets under management (AuM), at US$ 110 billion. We also discussed the uncanny resemblance of the newest fund with its sister organization Mubadala, and how the new vehicle fitted in the overall macroeconomic goals.

Abu Dhabi Inc Leads Healthcare Investment And Singapore Inc Is Not Far Behind

18th October, 2021

A preliminary agreement for collaboration between G42 Healthcare and Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala is the latest development in a year that has seen a slew of capital commitments by state-owned investors in the healthcare sector.

Lines Between Abu Dhabi’s SWFs Blur as ADQ Continues Diversification

15th September, 2021

Abu Dhabi Inc comprises three SWFs with combined AUM of nearly US$1.2 trillion, but their distinct missions and strategic asset allocation are increasingly blurred as they diversify and expand their private equity footprint.

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