22nd November, 2023
Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala has made another big move into private debt markets by anchoring a new special situations fund, Starz Orion Capital, which has been launched by Starz Real Estate (Starz), a leading pan-European commercial real estate lending platform.
27th October, 2023
Australia’s Future Fund reported a negative return of 0.5% in Q3 with A$900 million wiped off the value of the sovereign wealth fund to A$205.2 billion (US$130 billion) – but its 12-month return was a positive 6.3% amid heightened volatility.
29th September, 2023
State-owned investors are betting that tighter bank lending will present new opportunities in private credit, with Canadian funds joining their Middle Eastern and Singaporean peers in backing non-bank lending.
19th September, 2023
Mubadala Capital, the asset management arm of Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala, has launched a new investments solutions business backed by Apollo Global Management, adding to its suite of vehicles that manage third party capital.
22nd August, 2023
Abu Dhabi’s biggest sovereign wealth fund has more than doubled its investment in Australian real estate private credit company Qualitas Diversified Credit Investments (QDCI) to A$1.45 billion (US$932 million) as it continues its push into private credit markets.
21st June, 2023
The President of Korea’s US$169.3 billion sovereign wealth fund, the Korea Investment Corporation (KIC), reiterated the fund’s target allocation to alternative investments at 25% of AUM by 2025 in an interview with Bloomberg, indicating it is set to release billions of dollars of capital into global private markets.
10th May, 2023
Mubadala is furthering its ambition to become a major player in global credit markets with the expected purchase of asset manager Fortress Investment Group from SoftBank Group for US$3 billion, according to the FT.
22nd March, 2023
Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala is accelerating its private credit strategy with a joint venture with Ares to invest in global credit markets.
6th January, 2023
Mubadala has pledged US$2 billion to a new US$2.5 billion joint venture with Alpha Dhabi to co-invest in credit opportunities over the next five years, in a strategic partnership with Apollo.
12th August, 2022
Korea’s state investors are pushing forward with their plans to boost allocations to private markets – and external managers are benefiting from the multi-billion dollar surge in sovereign cash.
16th June, 2022
The US$57 billion Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO) is ramping up its allocation to actively managed public credit markets with a US$1 billion allocation to two global credit managers, it announced today – a move that Global SWF expects to see across the state-owned investor universe.
1st March, 2022
CalSTRS is the world’s largest educator-only pension fund, and the world’s second largest state PPF, only behind its stablemate CalPERS. For the fiscal year 2020-21 the educator-only fund scored an impressive 27.2% return, which will improve its funding ratio by 300 bp. In the past few years, it has built a successful collaborative model and become a frequent partner of other SOIs. We had the immense pleasure of talking with Scott Chan, its Deputy CIO, about the challenges and opportunities ahead.