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IMCO Boosts Public Debt Allocation by US$1bn as Markets Roil

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.

Fund of the Month (Mar'22): CalSTRS

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.

APG Commits US$750mn to Private Credit Aligning with Sustainable Development Goals

18th January, 2022

Dutch public pension fund manager APG’s US$750 million investment in ILX Management’s private credit fund, which is oriented towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), demonstrates the weight state-owned investors are giving to private debt in emerging markets – as well as integrating debt exposures with ESG principles.

AustralianSuper Joins the Private Credit Surge, Tripling its Portfolio by 2026

9th August, 2021

AustralianSuper is joining the surge in global private credit and tripling its exposure to the sector, which is seeing funds ramp up lending in direct competition with the banking industry.

Temasek Pours More Funds into India's Promising Private Credit Market

27th May, 2021

Temasek has followed a clutch of state-owned investors in pouring more funds into private lending operations, seeking opportunities for growth despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

IMCO Posts Solid Return Amid Portfolio Overhaul

13th April, 2021

The Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO) achieved a 5.4% net return in 2020, boosted by strong returns in private equity (+34.2%) and global credit (+11.1%) and meeting its return benchmark index. Its AUM grow to C$73.3 billion (US$58.2 billion), from C$70.3 billion.

PIF Invests in Sharia Credit, Signalling a Renewed Thrust into Private Credit

9th February, 2021

Saudi Arabia’s US$400 billion Public Investment Fund became the latest sovereign investor to enter the growing market for direct lending by becoming an anchor investor in a shariah credit fund. It could signal the beginning of a strong thrust into private credit in an effort to stimulate broader lending availability in Saudi Arabia and beyond.

Canadians' Quest in Asia-Pacific

26th January, 2021

Canadian Funds continue to bet on the region with OMERS leading the pack

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