17th March, 2022
Malaysian sovereign investor Khazanah’s decision to merge its commercial and strategic funds is set to boost the performance of its investment portfolio – but while separating them from the negative effects of distressed assets such as Malaysian Airlines, it is kicking the can down the road in terms of the continued high risk exposures from the troubled aviation sector.
14th March, 2022
The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board reported a record benchmark beating return for 2021, creating added value of C$5.5 billion with net assets reaching C$241.6 billion.
25th February, 2022
As it launches new offices in Hong Kong, London and New York, Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) is looking at paring back its US$90 billion stake in oil major Saudi Aramco, which was gifted to it by the government earlier this month, and potentially diversifying its private equity and real assets strategies.
24th February, 2022
Oman is shaping up its sovereign wealth fund, which is encompassing the stabilization and strategic mandates of its predecessors.
22nd February, 2022
The world’s biggest sub-national public pension fund, the US$496 billion California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), has finally appointed a new Chief Investment Officer, 18 months after Yu Ben Meng resigned amid allegations of conflicts of interest and costly investment misses.
15th February, 2022
Stock exchange filings by state-owned investors, published this week, saw a divergence in strategy and positions in Q4 2021, with leaps in some portfolios slightly offset by downward adjustments in others.
14th February, 2022
Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) has received a US$80 billion shot in the arm with the Kingdom’s government transferring a 4% in national oil company Aramco to the ownership of the sovereign wealth fund – less than two years after the completion of PIF’s sale of a 70% stake in Saudi chemicals major SABIC to Aramco for US$69 billion.
9th February, 2022
The IPO of AD Ports has injected liquidity into the portfolio of its majority owner, the Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund ADQ – but with this comes volatility in the value of the fund’s portfolio, subjecting it to the turbulence of public markets.
28th January, 2022
Norges Bank achieved a 14.5% return for its Government Pension Fund Global in 2021, its second-best return thanks to the stellar performance of US public equities. The fund’s return was 0.74 percentage points higher than the return on the benchmark index, equivalent to NOK76 billion (US$8.5 billion).
27th January, 2022
South Korea’s mammoth public pension fund, the US$776 billion National Pension Service (NPS), upset domestic retail investors yet again by leading the market in dumping domestic stocks.
19th January, 2022
The surge in oil prices coupled with a bull market in US public equities helped deliver Azerbaijan’s sovereign wealth fund a robust return and a boost to total assets under management in 2021, said Global SWF using the latest data from the State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ).
18th January, 2022
Dutch public pension fund manager APG’s US$750 million investment in ILX Management’s private credit fund, which is oriented towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), demonstrates the weight state-owned investors are giving to private debt in emerging markets – as well as integrating debt exposures with ESG principles.