Boris Johnson Courts Saudi’s PIF for Investment Deals

16th March, 2022

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to secure a multi-billion dollar deal with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) as he courts the Middle Eastern kingdom for post-Brexit investment deals and cement strategic alliances.

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Turkey’s Fund Switches from High Ambitions to Crisis Management and Nationalization

10th March, 2022

With markets in turmoil, the Turkey Wealth Fund (TVF) has seen its total assets under management plunge to US$22 billion according to Global SWF estimates – nearly half the value it started with six years ago – and the fund is stepping in to resolve the massive challenges facing Turkey in an era of multiple global crises.

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Gulf SWFs Set for Oil Windfall as Ukraine Crisis Boosts Crude Prices

5th March, 2022

With crude prices soaring past US$100/b amid geopolitical risks generated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, sovereign wealth funds in the Gulf region are set to be flush with liquidity and free from fiscal pressures.

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Hong Kong's HKMA Boosts Domestic Strategic Investments to Claw Back Lost Competitiveness

3rd March, 2022

The Hong Kong authorities are pumping fresh funds into the territory’s sovereign investment fund to boost the tech sector at a time when it is experiencing a rapid brain drain.

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Oman Hones in on Strategic Direction for Sovereign Wealth

24th February, 2022

Oman is shaping up its sovereign wealth fund, which is encompassing the stabilization and strategic mandates of its predecessors.

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Australia Joins Post-Brexit UK Investment Rush

12th February, 2022

 AustralianSuper, Australia’s largest pension scheme, is planning U$D31 billion of investments in the UK and Europe over the next five years as it looks to double the value of its UK assets.

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UAE-Spain Forge Closer Relations Through State Funds

3rd February, 2022

Abu Dhabi sovereign fund Mubadala continues to forge bilateral relationships with Spain’s Compañía Española de Financiación del Desarrollo  (Cofides) the latest investment partner.

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Real Estate Partnerships: Logistics Leads and Canadians are the Biggest Backers

25th January, 2022

Recent weeks have seen a continuation of a theme seen in 2021, when state-owned investors (SOIs) piled record amounts of investment in real estate joint venture partnerships with developers.

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Kazakhstan’s Sovereign Wealth Fund Faces Massive Overhaul Amid Domestic Unrest

24th January, 2022

Kazakhstan’s US$69 billion sovereign wealth fund, Samruk-Kazyna, announced today that it was slashing its staff numbers in half and is set to close offices in Beijing, Moscow and London.

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CPP Promotes Duo to Head Regional Strategies in the Drive to US$1 trillion AUM

7th December, 2021

Canada’s biggest public pension fund, CPP Investments, this week appointed heads of the two most important regions outside of North America, Europe and Asia, to advance its objective of US$1 trillion of assets under management within a decade.

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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.

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CalPERS bets on Private Equity and Debt as it grows past $500b

18th November, 2021

On Monday this week, the Board of Administration of CalPERS – the world’s largest state-level pension fund – confirmed the new investment strategy for the next four and a half years. And the new target asset allocation represents a substantial change from the current mix.

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