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Rwanda Set to Take the Agaciro fund to the next level

20th July, 2021

The Rwandan government has appointed seven new board members from the global asset management industry to the Agaciro Development Fund as it seeks to take the sovereign wealth fund to the next level.

KIA: Growing Despite Politics

3rd July, 2021

The world’s oldest sovereign wealth fund Kuwait Investment Authority’s total assets have ballooned to US$670 billion marking a gain of 33%, according to Bloomberg’s sources.

2021 GSR Scoreboard

2nd July, 2021

We are pleased to present the results of the 2021 edition of our GSR Scoreboard, which has become a critical tool of analysis of Sovereign Investors’ Governance, Sustainability and Resilience efforts.

Investment in Healthcare by State Investors Goes Through the Roof

24th June, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has prompted a massive shift in capital towards healthcare, with this week seeing Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC invest US$180 million in the healthcare business of Malaysia’s Sunway.

Pandemic Boosted SWF Domestic Investment

23rd June, 2021

Sovereign wealth funds ramped up investment in their local economies in response to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Global SWF research has found.

Are State-Owned Investors Shifting Priorities in Real Estate?

21st June, 2021

The pandemic appeared to pour cold water on the premium office and residential market as far as state-owned investors were concerned - but the situation could be shifting.

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.

Pandemic Continues to Drive QIA's Investment in Healthcare and Tech Innovation

25th March, 2021

QIA’s purchase of EUR380 million (US$448 million) of new public equity issued by Siemens Healthineers is the latest and largest single private market transaction by the Qatari fund in the healthcare sector,.

How Will Mexico Rebuild its Stabilization Fund?

17th March, 2021

Mexico felt the economic blow of draconian containment measures to tame soaring death rates – and a corresponding hit to public finances. Faced with a choice of borrowing, raising taxes or tapping into stabilization funds, Mexico opted for digging into its rainy-day fund.

Indian Renewables Investments Hit by Non-Payment

11th March, 2021

Outstanding payments to solar power generation companies (gencos) by cash-strapped distribution companies (discoms) in India is set to erode the foreign investor confidence in the sector – and will potentially hit the earnings of foreign state-owned investors.

Khazanah Hit by Pandemic Effects on Malaysia’s Economy

4th March, 2021

Malaysian sovereign wealth fund Khazanah suffered a financial blow from the pandemic in 2020, according to its latest financial report, but ongoing restructuring has ensured it remains profitable and debt is being steadily cut even as dividends to the government grow.

Mumtalakat Set to Double Contributions to Bahrain Budget

2nd March, 2021

In common with other oil-producing Gulf states, Bahrain is facing a financial crunch with a forecast deficit of BHD1.2 billion (US$3.2 billion) this year, following a 5.4% slump in GDP last year.

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