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Korea's SWF Set to Boost Private Markets Exposure as AUM Shoots Past USD200bn

30th May, 2022

The Korea Investment Corporation (KIC) posted an annual return of 9.13% for 2021 with assets under management reaching US$205 billion – exceeding the US$200 billion mark in the first time in its 16 year history.

Nigeria’s Sovereign Fund Posts Gains, but Warns of Inflation and Recession Risks

24th May, 2022

The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) shrugged off the impact of market volatility to post its ninth successive year of earnings, but has warned 2022 could be the most challenging year yet due to the impact of inflation, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and supply chain bottlenecks on all asset classes.

Equities - Temasek Under-Performs; PIF Suffers Lucid Losses

16th May, 2022

Filings by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) and Singapore’s state-owned holding company Temasek show they were hit by the shock to markets in the first quarter as the Russian intervention in Ukraine sent the global economy reeling.

Mubadala Income Surges With IPOs and Robust Returns

11th May, 2022

Mubadala’s 70% surge in income to AED122 billion (US$33 billion) in 2021 validates Global SWF’s recent 2021 Fund of the Year award which acknowledged its rapid development as one of the Middle East's biggest and fastest growing funds.

The Elephant in the Room - are Sovereign Investors beating the markets?

2nd May, 2022

Comparing returns across State-Owned Investors is never easy and it always takes a lot of assumptions and disclaimers. Yet, most funds have now reported their FY21 results, and we have looked at the average investment returns for the past six years (which we consider a fair investment cycle) across 20 major SWFs and 20 major PPFs in an apples-to-apples analysis.

Lack of Diversification Exposes NBIM to Geopolitical Volatility

21st April, 2022

Norges Bank (NBIM) has reported that the Government Pension Fund Global returned -4.9% in Q1 2022, delivering a loss of NOK653 billion (US$73 billion), suggesting that sovereign funds can expect a rocky year ahead - but also that diversification in private markets could cushion the blow.

Khazanah Consolidates Funds, But Aviation is Still Caught in a Tail Spin

17th March, 2022

Malaysian sovereign investor Khazanah’s decision to merge its commercial and strategic funds is set to boost the performance of its investment portfolio – but while separating them from the negative effects of distressed assets such as Malaysian Airlines, it is kicking the can down the road in terms of the continued high risk exposures from the troubled aviation sector.

Canadian Peers Should Learn a Lesson from Ontario Teachers

14th March, 2022

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board reported a record benchmark beating return for 2021, creating added value of C$5.5 billion with net assets reaching C$241.6 billion.

CDPQ Beats All Benchmarks, Delivering Best Return in More than a Decade

25th February, 2022

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) has reported its best returns in more than a decade with a record C$78 billion (US$61 billion) of total asset growth to C$420 billion (US$328 billion).

CalPERS Looks up to Canada with a New Canadian CIO and a Taking CPP’s Advice

22nd February, 2022

The world’s biggest sub-national public pension fund, the US$496 billion California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), has finally appointed a new Chief Investment Officer, 18 months after Yu Ben Meng resigned amid allegations of conflicts of interest and costly investment misses.

QIA reaches US$ 445 billion AuM, gets ready to take off

10th February, 2022

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has started 2022 in a very strong manner, and everything indicates that it may be getting ready to fly high once again. On the one hand, the strong returns of public and private equities during 2021 helped grow its balance sheet to an record high with an estimated US$ 445 bn. On the other, the organization recently completed a restructuring of its governance and structure, adapting it to the new normal and opportunities.

NBIM Scores Strong Returns, in Line With Peers

28th January, 2022

Norges Bank achieved a 14.5% return for its Government Pension Fund Global in 2021, its second-best return thanks to the stellar performance of US public equities. The fund’s return was 0.74 percentage points higher than the return on the benchmark index, equivalent to NOK76 billion (US$8.5 billion).

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