QIA Gets Ready to Invest Gas Windfall

23rd February, 2023

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) is set for a big cash injection from the Gulf state’s natural gas bonanza, just as the fund is pushing ahead with an investment strategy that increasingly focuses on venture capital.

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NBIM’s Losses Boost the Case for Private Equities Investment

31st January, 2023

The ripple effects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine caused the biggest loss since the 2008 financial crisis for Norway’s US$1.3 trillion sovereign wealth fund – and put boosters on its case for portfolio diversification into private markets.

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No More Jam Tomorrow? Ardern's Resignation Signals Change to NZ Super Fund

19th January, 2023

Political change is coming to New Zealand, which could impact on the nation’s future generations fund, NZ Super Fund, as politicians on either side of the House of Representatives set out very different visions for its long-term funding and withdrawals.

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Oman’s SWF is Picking up the Pace with US$5bn of investment planned for 2023

20th December, 2022

The Oman Investment Authority (OIA) is planning US$5 billion of investments in 2023 alone, funded in part from divestment of eight assets, according to reports in the state media.

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PIF: Lucid Undermines Index-Beating Performance in US Equities

25th November, 2022

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund saw US$6.6 billion wiped off the value of its US public equity portfolio in Q3, around three quarters of which was caused by the 18.6% decline in the value of its stake in Lucid which was worth US$14.2 billion at end-September.

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Oman's SWF Launches US$2 billion Diversification Push

21st November, 2022

With the Oman Investment Authority’s (OIA) portfolio reaching US$41.5 billion and representing roughly 40% of the Sultanate’s economy, the sovereign wealth fund has entered a new phase of growth targeting strategic economic diversification at home and yield-generating investment abroad.

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ADQ Follows an Emirati Tradition and Snaps Up Major Stake in PE Firm

16th November, 2022

In its first investment in the US, Abu Dhabi’s ADQ has taken a major stake in private equity firm Vistria Capital, following a growing trend among sovereign wealth funds buying equity in General Partnerships.

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BlackRock and Saudi Arabia Draw Closer in Infra Partnership

15th November, 2022

BlackRock continues to forge relationships with the sovereign investor universe with this week witnessing an agreement with Saudi Arabia’s US$620 billion Public Investment Fund (PIF) to pursue joint investment opportunities in the Kingdom’s infrastructure sector.

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QIA Considers Throwing a Lifeline to Troubled Credit Suisse

4th November, 2022

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) is undeterred by the plummeting value of its stockholding in Credit Suisse Group and is preparing to invest in a share sale alongside the Saudi National Bank, according to the Financial Times.

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PIF Stretches Its Wings Over MENA

28th October, 2022

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, Public Investment Fund, is set to launch a five new investment companies, modelled on the Saudi Egyptian Investment Company (SEIC, in the MENA region that will oversee SAR90 billion (US$24 billion) of investment.

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Hong Kong Claws Back Reputation with Co-Investment Fund

21st October, 2022

The Hong Kong SAR government is seeking to turn its back on a turbulent period with efforts to entice investors, including the establishment of a HK$30 billion (US$3.82 billion) a co-investment fund, under a new Hong Kong Investment Corporation (HKIC).

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CPP Joins Ground-Breaking Kuwaiti-Managed Private Equity Platform

13th October, 2022

Capital Constellation, managed by Kuwait’s Wafra, has won a new partner in Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP), which joins an array of state-owned investors backing the private equity platform.

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