10th August, 2022
Saudi Arabia’s rapidly growing Public Investment Fund (PIF) could become the biggest shareholder in the UK’s busiest airport if it goes ahead with the acquisition of Ferrovial’s 25% stake.
27th May, 2022
The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) is in competition with its Abu Dhabi peers in headline-grabbing multi-billion bilateral memoranda of understanding. Global SWF assesses whether these agreements worth more than the paper they are written on – and if they are simply part of Middle Eastern states’ exertion of soft power.
25th April, 2022
The acquisition of a 75% stake in Paddington Central – a significant area of prime real estate regeneration in London – by Singaporean sovereign investor GIC demonstrates a revival of interest in the British capital’s real estate market, as it shakes off the risks associated with Brexit and the pandemic.
30th March, 2022
Most English football fans advocate an independent regulator with the power to ban ownership by sovereign wealth funds or individuals linked with foreign governments, according to a survey of 10,500 supporters of Premier League clubs by The Mail on Sunday newspaper.
16th March, 2022
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to secure a multi-billion dollar deal with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) as he courts the Middle Eastern kingdom for post-Brexit investment deals and cement strategic alliances.
12th February, 2022
AustralianSuper, Australia’s largest pension scheme, is planning U$D31 billion of investments in the UK and Europe over the next five years as it looks to double the value of its UK assets.
17th January, 2022
Campaigners against dangerous cladding on high-rise residential buildings have appealed to Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), manager of Norway’s US$1.4 trillion sovereign wealth fund, to withdraw GBP5.7 billion (US$7.8 billion) of investments in firms implicated in the manufacture and supply of allegedly hazardous building materials.
29th November, 2021
The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) is looking to deepen its exposure to British infrastructure and is touted as one of the potential buyers for US$7 billion worth of British electricity and natural gas transmission networks.
17th September, 2021
Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund is scaling up its plans under the UAE-UK Sovereign Investment Partnership (UAE-UK SIP) with the GBP5 billion (US$7 billion) investment framework agreed in March boosted to GBP10 billion (US$14 billion) over the next five years under a deal signed this week in Downing Street.
28th July, 2021
The auctioning of London-based luxury store chain Selfridges appears to be re-engaging Arab SWFs with the British capital’s premium real estate market.
16th June, 2021
State-owned investors overhauled their approach to investment in the UK due to Brexit and the impact of Covid-19, Global SWF CEO Diego López told the UK’s House of Commons Select Committee on International Trade today.
7th May, 2021
Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) has entered into a GBP1 billion (US$1.4 billion) joint venture with Bridge Industrial to acquire and develop logistics properties in the UK, following a trend of Canadian public pension funds investing in the sector.