AIMCO Joins Secondaries Sell-Off

28th June, 2024

Canadian public pension fund AIMCo has joined peers in offloading chunky private equity portfolios as markets pick up, taking advantage of a revival of interest in private equity and rebalancing its portfolio.

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Japan: Cheap Yen, Inflation, Bull Market and Real Estate Entice SWFs

19th June, 2024

Sovereign wealth fund interest in Japan is modest compared to economies of a similar size and diversity, but this could all change with Asian and Middle Eastern funds showing increasing interest.

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ADIA Backs US$3bn Investment in Asset Manager, Following an Abu Dhabi Trend

17th June, 2024

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), the biggest of Abu Dhabi’s three sovereign wealth funds, has agreed to invest alongside Advent to take up a combined 20% stake in Fisher Investments for US$2.5-3.0 billion as it ramps up its private equity and private credit portfolio.

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Ardian Engages PIF and QIA in Aviation Investments

14th June, 2024

Private equity group Ardian is combining forces with Qatari and Saudi sovereign wealth funds in two separate major European transactions in the aviation sector, demonstrating an ongoing strategy to work closely with state-owned investors and combine their capital strengths.

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Bpifrance Forges Deals with KIA, QIA and Mubadala for French Startups

13th May, 2024

France’s strategic investor Bpifrance has strengthened its relationships with Gulf peers with a series of agreements with sovereign wealth funds of Kuwait, Qatar and Abu Dhabi committing capital to French startups.

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India's NIIF Prepares Second Fund-of-Funds With US$1bn Target

18th April, 2024

India’s quasi-sovereign wealth fund, the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund Ltd (NIIF), is planning to raise a second Private Markets Fund after it closes its first one later this year, which was set to deploy US$600 million in Indian private equity funds.

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Norway Dismisses NBIM's Private Equity Proposal... For Now

15th April, 2024

The Norwegian parliament has dismissed a central bank recommendation that the 3-5% of the US$1.6 trillion Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) – overseen by Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) – be invested in private equity... but has not ruled out the proposal forever.

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CalPERS Recruits NZ Super's CIO to Overhaul Private Equity and Boost Sustainable Investment

3rd April, 2024

After five years serving as NZ Super’s CIO, Stephen Gilmore is packing his bags for California where he is set to start his new job at the US$494 billion CalPERS, the US’s largest public pension fund and a massive step up from the US$70 billion New Zealand sovereign wealth fund.

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Private Equity Co-Investment Boosted by US$1bn AP3-Wafra Platform

5th December, 2023

The US$46.5 billion Swedish public pension fund AP3 has followed many other peers in forging an alliance for private equity co-investments, working with Wafra, a New York-based subsidiary of Kuwait’s public pension fund, the Public Institution for Social Security (PIFSS).

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NBIM Set To Become A Top Private Equity Investor... But How?

28th November, 2023

The world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund looks set to enter the private equity market for the first time, under the direction of former hedge fund manager CEO Nicolai Tangen.

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Canadian Funds Adjust Portfolios With Multi-Billion Divestments in Secondaries

10th November, 2023

Quebec’s public pension fund CDPQ is set to join the federal-level CPP Investments in selling weighty secondary portfolios to free up liquidity towards new priorities.

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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.

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