13th May, 2022
Sovereign wealth funds of Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi are among the main losers of Masayoshi Son’s Vision Fund gambles on tech venture capital.
19th April, 2022
One of Canada’s biggest public pension funds is following a trend seen throughout the sovereign investor universe towards creating venture capital platforms in the bid to boost long-term returns.
18th March, 2022
Sovereign funds are key investors in the digitalization of emerging market economies, with e-commerce becoming a prime target for venture capital sprees in recent years.
11th January, 2022
The US$39 billion Turkiye Varlik Fonu (Turkey Wealth Fund, TVF) is set to launch a US$250 million technology fund, to bolster Turkey’s evolving tech sector.
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:
19th November, 2021
The pandemic has fuelled investor interest in biotech, life sciences and drug discovery with state-owned investors ploughing more than US$5.5 billion into the space so far this year, mostly in the form of venture capital for startups – an increase of 53% over the whole of 2020.
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.
10th November, 2021
A US$14 billion deal to buy out cybersecurity firm McAfee has found the backing of Canadian public pension fund CPP, Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC and a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA).
8th November, 2021
Last March, Global SWF issued a special analysis on Abu Dhabi Inc., with a description of the four main SWFs operating out of the emirate today and with the first-ever estimate of ADQ’s assets under management (AuM), at US$ 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.
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.
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.
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.