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Australian Electricity Sparks Canadian Fund Excitement

10th August, 2021

Australian infrastructure is proving to be a big draw for state-owned investors (SOIs) with foreign sovereign funds set to eclipse domestic SOIs as assets are auctioned off. Canadian public pension funds (PPFs) are leading the charge in the electricity utility space, having also boosted their exposure to the country’s real estate sector.

OMERS Joins SOIs in Backing Indian Renewables, But is India Lagging?

2nd August, 2021

The infrastructure arm of Ontario’s public employees pension fund OMERS has taken a chunk of Indian renewables producer Azure Power, which is majority owned by Québec’s CDPQ. Yet, Global SWF research finds that state-owned investors are increasingly reticent about risks in the Indian renewables market, while at the same time they are being lured to developed markets where opportunities are opening up in energy transition.

State-Owned Investors Face Growing Political Risk in Brazil

27th April, 2021

State-Owned Investors are being challenged over their role in buying up assets sold off by Brazil’s Bolsonaro administration amid mounting social and governance concerns and political polarization.

NBIM Starts off its Massive Renewables Push with Dutch Offshore Windfarm

7th April, 2021

NBIM’s acquisition of a 50% stake in the Borssele 1 and 2 wind farm off the Netherlands for US$1.63 billion is the firing shot for the Norwegian sovereign fund Goliath's plans to devote 2% of its AUM to renewable energy

Infrastructure Setback for Sovereign Investors as Australian Regulator Flexes its Muscles

4th February, 2021

State-owned investors in Australian regional electricity transmission company Transgrid and could suffer a financial short-circuit after the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) issued a draft ruling against its bid to secure a faster recovery of revenue for large capital investments.

GIC goes big on US’ Utilities

29th January, 2021

GIC has bought a 20% of Utilities company Duke Energy Indiana for over $2 billion

CPP Makes Bid for Brazilian Sanitation Corporation

15th January, 2021

Canada's biggest public pension fund, the US$341 billion Canada Pension Plan Investments (CPP), has delivered a non-binding offer to buy a stake in a Brazilian sanitation company as it continues to increase its exposure to the country's utilities sector.

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