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CPP Long-Term Return Soars to New Heights as Alternatives Boosts Earnings in Q2 FY2022

12th November, 2021

CPP Investments has notched up its best long-term return in its 22-year history, following a 3.8% return in Q2 of its current financial year.

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Mubadala’s VC Strategy Receives Liquidity Boost from GlobalFoundaries IPO

28th October, 2021

Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala has received a US$2.6 billion liquidity boost following the IPO of GlobalFoundaries on the NYSE this week, giving it cash to pour into its aggressive venture capital strategy.

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Norway's SWF Plateaus With Flat Return

21st October, 2021

With public markets peaking, Norway’s US$1.4 trillion Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) returned a meagre 0.1% in Q321 – an increase of NOK31 billion (US$3.7 billion) over the previous quarter – but was still able to beat its benchmark index by 0.25 percentage points.

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Korea’s NPS Accelerates VC Investment, But is Set to Miss Alternatives Target

19th October, 2021

Korea’s National Pension Service’s (NPS) venture capital portfolio is set to break through the KRW1 trillion (US$840 million) million mark for the first time by end-2021 and up 10% over 2020.

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Temasek’s Seeks to Boost Singapore’s R&D Ecosystem, With Emphasis on Collaboration

15th October, 2021

Singaporean state-owned investor Temasek is planning to pour S$1 billion (US$740 million) per year into deep-tech innovation in Singapore, in addition to the government’s S$25 billion (US$18.5 billion) Enterprise 2025 plan for tech development, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat announced today.

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World’s Biggest SWF Sees Cuts in Withdrawals and New Political Leap to Net Zero

12th October, 2021

Norway’s outgoing centre-right government has proposed slashing withdrawals from the country’s US$1.4 trillion Government Pension Global Fund (GPFG) by more than 20% to NOK322.4 billion (US$37.7 billion) in 2022 – but it would still represent the third largest annual withdrawal in the fund’s 31 year history.

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Kiwi Fund Celebrates 20th Birthday Following Best Ever Returns

11th October, 2021

New Zealand’s US$40.4 billion NZ Super celebrates its 20th birthday this week, after a year in which it reported its best ever return of 29.6%, beating its benchmark by 1.7%.

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GCC SWFs Continue to Gear up to Invest More in Private Markets:

7th October, 2021

Gulf sovereign wealth funds are preparing to pour billions more capital into private markets with new hires and restructuring.

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ADQ’s Ports Listing Demonstrates Growing Liquidity Drive for VC-Hunting Abu Dhabi Inc

10th September, 2021

Abu Dhabi’s ADQ sovereign wealth fund is planning to list the emirate’s ports on the local stock exchange in a bid to generate liquidity and realise the value of logistics infrastructure assets with solid earnings.

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Ireland’s ISIF Uses Investment Gains for US$1.2 billion Green Investment Strategy

9th September, 2021

The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF), the country’s EUR14.3 billion (US$16.9 billion) sovereign wealth fund, has reported a solid 5.2% return for H121 bringing its total gains since the beginning of 2020 to EUR1 billion (US$1.2 billion).

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ADIA Secures 20.9% Annual Return as it Shifts Towards Private Markets

8th September, 2021

Abu Dhabi’s largest sovereign wealth fund, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), has out-performed its global peers, notching up a 20.9% annual return at end-2020 led by robust performance in capital markets, according to Global SWF estimates based on figures in its annual report published today.

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As Political Disputes Swirl, KIA Could be the Focus of Kuwaiti Government Shake-Up

7th September, 2021

Political disputes continue to surround the Kuwait Investment Authority’s (KIA) US$693 billion store of sovereign wealth as the government continues to face fiscal woes arising from lower oil prices and the impact of the pandemic and political pressure to tap funds to bridge deficits.

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