ICD Boosts Profits in Line with Dubai's Robust Economic Performance

23rd November, 2023

While Abu Dhabi’s sovereign investor giants attract the most attention, the quieter state-owned investor the Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) still remains a top-ranking and highly profitable holding company in the UAE’s second largest emirate.

Chinese SWFs get new focus and leadership

13th November, 2023

On Friday, Reuters reported that the China Investment Corporation (CIC) finally found a new chief representative officer for its only overseas office, almost a year after it became vacant. Clare Xiaoqing Bai, a Managing Director that currently serves as Global Head of Private Equity, will move from Beijing to New York to replace Hong Zhang, a trained attorney that spent six years trying to improve the relationships and in-roads of CIC with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

Ireland's ISIF Beats Bigger Peers as it Ramps Up Green Transition Investments

8th November, 2023

The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) steered deftly through turbulent times in H113, securing a 1.7% return, contributing EUR136 million to the sovereign wealth fund’s overall value and helping to support the nation's green transition goals.

Future Fund Limits Equities Volatility by Tilting to Private Credit

27th October, 2023

Australia’s Future Fund reported a negative return of 0.5% in Q3 with A$900 million wiped off the value of the sovereign wealth fund to A$205.2 billion (US$130 billion) – but its 12-month return was a positive 6.3% amid heightened volatility.

Norway’s SWF mirrors the market, stays as world’s largest

24th October, 2023

Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, known as GPFG or NBIM, returned -2.1% in the third quarter of 2023, with all asset classes having similar negative returns. The aggregrate results for the first nine months of 2023 are still positive at 7.7%, thanks to the strong recovery of the equity markets, when compared to 2022.

ADIA recovers from a bad 2022, spins off RE & Infra and remains bullish on PE/PC and China

10th October, 2023

On Tuesday, ADIA finally released its 2022 Annual Report, shedding some light on its latest developments:

Losing Musicco as CIO Raises Questions Over CalPERS’s Future Private Equity Strategy

18th September, 2023

The US$463 billion California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) has lost another CIO with Nicole Musicco quitting her position after less than two years for family reasons.

NZ Super Leads the Pack: ESG Is Not a Bar to Success

13th September, 2023

Fuelled by growth in global equities, NZ Super reported a barnstorming performance in the financial year ending June 30 with an 11.9% return – the best return of its peers reporting over the same period.

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.

Strong Result for Korea's NPS, World's Second Biggest Public Pension Fund, 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).

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.

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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