12th September, 2023
The G20 Summit in Delhi was accompanied by fresh announcements by state-owned investors intent on shifting focus to India, amid ongoing de-China-ization by Western funds and growing Middle Eastern interest in the South Asian economic behemoth’s massive potential.
9th August, 2023
OMERS Ventures, the Venture Capital arm of the Ontario public pension fund, announced on Wednesday that it is closing its London program. Of the team members based in the City, managing partners Jambu Palaniappan, Harry Briggs and an associate are reportedly leaving the firm, while managing partner Henry Gladwyn and another associate will relocate to New York to kick off the new team there.
7th June, 2023
Few public pension funds have the kind of commitment CDPQ has to their home economies, with most focused solely on optimal returns.
11th May, 2023
Sovereign wealth funds of Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi - the Public Investment Fund (PIF) and Mubadala – continue to be major losers of Masayoshi Son’s Vision Fund gambles on tech venture capital.
2nd February, 2023
In an era of climate change, pressures on water resources and a burgeoning global population reaching 10 billion, indoor vertical farming is emerging to overcome the challenges and address growing food demand.
26th January, 2023
The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) has announced it is one of the backers of Netherlands-based Waterland’s new EUR4 billion of pan European funds with its new ninth fund - Waterland Private Equity Fund IX - set to increase its investments in Irish businesses over the next two to three years.
16th December, 2022
The venture capital arm of Mubadala has forged a US$2.1 billion private equity partnership with Ardian, which will see the French investment house provide capital in a portfolio of assets and funds managed by the Abu Dhabi sovereign fund.
18th November, 2022
The collapse of crypto group FTX is sending ripples across the financial sector and has impacted most on Singapore’s state-owned investor Temasek, raising questions around due diligence and regulation.
31st August, 2022
Climate change and population growth, along with the conflict in Europe’s breadbasket Ukraine and soaring energy prices, are creating the ideal storm in which famines become more likely.
18th August, 2022
Since the passing of Abu Dhabi and UAE leader Sheikh Khalifa in May, two of the Emirate’s sovereign wealth funds – Mubadala and ADQ – have shown increasing signs of co-operation with this week seeing the Mubadala-backed artificial intelligence firm G42 forming a partnership with ADQ’s venture capital arm the Abu Dhabi Growth Fund to create a US$10 billion fund with a focus on tech investments in emerging markets.
8th August, 2022
The Softbank Group, founded and chaired by billionaire Masayoshi Son, announced its result for the quarter ended June 30, 2022 last night. The group, which includes the Vision Funds, a 25% stake in Chinese giant Alibaba, and other significant investments, reported an operating loss of US$ 24.5 billion, due to the global markets turmoil and to the rapid fall of the yen against the dollar.
28th July, 2022
Despite the fall from grace of crypto currencies in recent months, sovereign investors are still looking at exposure to the sector – and continue to pump in millions in a bid to increase risk into their profile in the hope of long-term yield, with Singaporean state-owned investors GIC and Temasek leading the charge.