Rwanda's Rapidly Evolving Sovereign Wealth Fund Gets Female CEO

8th September, 2023

Rwanda’s Agaciro Development Fund (AgDF) is one of several state institutions seeing a change of leadership this week, with Gilbert Nyatanyi replaced as CEO by Tesi Rusagara, who was serving as the Managing Director at Kigali Innovation City and also board member of the Capital Markets Authority Rwanda. Aged 33, she holds an MBA from Stanford and worked in Deloitte US before returning to Rwanda in 2019.

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Strong Result for Korea's NPS as it Plans Diversification Push

6th September, 2023

South Korea’s National Pension Service (NPS) notched up a 9.1% return on investment in H1 2023, securing its position as the world’s second biggest public pension fund with assets under management totalling KRW983 trillion (US$742 billion).

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NBIM Surge Supported by Tech Stocks, But Long-Term Risks Remain

16th August, 2023

The Norwegian sovereign wealth goliath Norges Bank (NBIM) has excelled in its performance over the first half of the year, with a 9.8% return helping to turn around a dismal performance in 2022 when it reported a 14.1% loss, equivalent to US$164 billion.

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PIF takes a hit in 2022, pivots towards Saudi holdings

7th August, 2023

The Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, known as PIF, finally released its 2022 annual report on Sunday, and there is plenty of information to digest in the 140-page document.

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Oman's SWF OIA Impresses with Strong Return and Portfolio Growth

2nd August, 2023

The Oman Investment Authority (OIA) has released one of the most comprehensive disclosures of any Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund, reporting an 8.8% annual return and total AUM of OMR17.9 billion (US$46.6 billion) in 2022, an increase of approximately 11%.

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GIC’s FY22/23 return estimated at -8.1%, new AuM at US$ 769 billion

26th July, 2023

GIC issued its annual report on Wednesday, and it had plenty of information – except for, of course, its one-year single return, and its assets under management (AuM), which continues to argue would be against Singapore’s national interest. However, Global SWF maintains a dynamic and proprietary model that singles out the returns and considers the inflows and outflows to determine its AuM annually.

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Civil Servant Pensions: Californian and Japanese Funds Struggle to Meet Long-Term Liabilities

21st July, 2023

While private equity has taken a pummeling recently, the long-term performance of two civil servant pension funds at the opposite sides of the world indicates that the asset class - along with real estate, infrastructure and private credit - will remain crucial to covering long-term pension liabilities.

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Korean State-Owned Investors Lifted by Public Markets, But Plan for More Private Equity

14th July, 2023

With combined assets under management of US$1.45 trillion, South Korea’s state-owned investors – comprised of one sovereign wealth fund and six public pension funds – are major players in global markets, and their evolving strategies are set to have a significant impact on investment flows, with alternative asset classes set to be the main winners.

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Japan’s GPIF Breaks JPY200trn, Prepares to Pile into PE, RE and Infra

13th July, 2023

Japan’s JPY200.1 trillion (US$1.45 trillion) Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) continued to weather geopolitical turmoil and a high inflation environment, notching up a 1.5% return for FY2022 (to end-March 2023) from a highly liquid portfolio that was boosted by strong performance in domestic public equity.

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Temasek loses 5%, reduces investments by half

11th July, 2023

On Tuesday afternoon, Temasek announced its FY23 results, and it was not pretty. For the year ended March 31, 2023, the Singaporean investor booked a -5.1% SGD return (or -3.4% in USD) and a -5.2% loss in portfolio value, from SGD 401 billion (USD 298 billion) to SGD 382 billion (USD 288 billion).

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BCI Notches Up Respectable Returns as it Continues Global Push

27th June, 2023

Canadian provincial pension fund British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI) reported a 3.5% return for FY2022/23 with notably strong performances in infrastructure and emerging markets.

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Canadian Comparisons: Infrastructure Pivot Gives PSP the Edge Over CPP

9th June, 2023

The latest annual results of Canada’s federal-level public pension funds are now out and depict a significant difference in performance between the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments) and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) – with infrastructure proving crucial to achieving higher yields.

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