A Tale of Two Cities: Contrasting Results of Dubai and Hong Kong Sovereign Funds

30th November, 2022

The latest financial results by the US$309 billion Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) and the US$503 billion Hong Kong Exchange Fund could not be more different.

CIC Reaches New Heights and Pivots to Alternatives and the USA

11th November, 2022

The China Investment Corporation's (CIC) annual report released today showed the fund had notched up a record AUM of US$1.35 trillion at end-2021 with its foreign portfolio reporting a return of 14.3% - and signs are that this year it has surpassed Norway’s NBIM to become the world’s biggest ever sovereign wealth fund.

The Battle of Goliaths: Why GPIF is Outperforming NBIM in 2022

7th November, 2022

Japan’s goliath US$1.34 trillion pension fund, the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), has racked up an impressive performance in the face of major challenges, with a return for Q1-Q3 of the current calendar year of -3.8% - thanks to yen depreciation, a high allocation to fixed income and the Tosho’s relatively benign performance.

ADIA Surges and Focuses on North America and Active Management

27th October, 2022

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) has finally published its 2021 annual report, indicating strong annual returns supported by surging public equities that lifted its 20-year annualized rate from 6.0% to 7.3% - although the world since end-2021 has transformed and the situation is significantly different 10 months on.

Inflation Challenges Australian Funds’ CPI-Linked Returns Targets

26th October, 2022

Australian inflation soared to a 32-year high in Q3 amid rising costs of house building and energy prices, and if sustained it could challenge AustralianSuper’s returns targets.

PIF's Big Performance Disclosure Highlights Global Investment Push

3rd October, 2022

A prospectus for a green bond sale has delivered the biggest insight into Saudi Arabia’s rapidly growing Public Investment Fund (PIF), in a region renowned for the opacity of its sovereign wealth funds.

NZ Super Hit by Equities Slump, Losing US$3.4bn In H1 With -10.7% Return – But Still Beats Benchmark

12th September, 2022

New Zealand’s sovereign wealth fund, NZ Super, witnessed a -10.7% return in the first half of 2022, according to Global SWF calculations, as the decline in equities wiped NZ$5.6 billion (US$3.4 billion) off its portfolio value.

The Challenges Facing South Korea’s New Pensions Supremo

7th September, 2022

South Korea’s National Pension Service (NPS) has appointed a new chair as the fund faces a set of challenges amid an increasingly difficult economic outlook.

NPS loses US$ 57 billion in the first half of 2022, alternatives reach 15.3%

29th August, 2022

One of the world’s largest pension schemes, South Korea’s National Pension Service (NPS), released on Monday its latest results and the numbers are worrisome. In the first half of 2022, the investment manager had an investment return of -8.0%, translating into a loss of US$ 57 billion for South Korean pensioners.

Liquid Assets Dragged AP funds in H1, But Do Alternatives Deliver Long-Term Yield?

26th August, 2022

The H1 performance of Sweden’s public pension funds, overseen by AP-Fondon, appeared to confirm what institutional investors have always thought - private markets are a good hedge against public market volatility - but Global SWF research finds that the truth is far more complex.

Private Equity and Real Assets: The Hedge Against Public Market Turmoil

17th August, 2022

With markets in turmoil due to the energy price spike following Russia’s intervention in Ukraine, losses were to be expected in H1 – yet, recent results indicate that private markets are a good hedge against the impact on nosediving public equities.

Seoul-d on Alts: External Managers Set to Benefit from Korea’s Private Markets Drive

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.

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