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CPP Promotes Duo to Head Regional Strategies in the Drive to US$1 trillion AUM

7th December, 2021

Canada’s biggest public pension fund, CPP Investments, this week appointed heads of the two most important regions outside of North America, Europe and Asia, to advance its objective of US$1 trillion of assets under management within a decade.

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BlackRock Rivals SWF Sector with US$10 trillion AUM

20th November, 2021

BlackRock is set to rival the size of the entire sovereign wealth industry with assets under management topping US$10 trillion, supported by a bull market run.

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CalPERS bets on Private Equity and Debt as it grows past $500b

18th November, 2021

On Monday this week, the Board of Administration of CalPERS – the world’s largest state-level pension fund – confirmed the new investment strategy for the next four and a half years. And the new target asset allocation represents a substantial change from the current mix.

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CPP Long-Term Return Soars to New Heights as Alternatives Boosts Earnings in Q2 FY2022

12th November, 2021

CPP Investments has notched up its best long-term return in its 22-year history, following a 3.8% return in Q2 of its current financial year.

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Norway's SWF Plateaus With Flat Return

21st October, 2021

With public markets peaking, Norway’s US$1.4 trillion Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) returned a meagre 0.1% in Q321 – an increase of NOK31 billion (US$3.7 billion) over the previous quarter – but was still able to beat its benchmark index by 0.25 percentage points.

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Korea’s NPS Accelerates VC Investment, But is Set to Miss Alternatives Target

19th October, 2021

Korea’s National Pension Service’s (NPS) venture capital portfolio is set to break through the KRW1 trillion (US$840 million) million mark for the first time by end-2021 and up 10% over 2020.

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GCC SWFs Continue to Gear up to Invest More in Private Markets:

7th October, 2021

Gulf sovereign wealth funds are preparing to pour billions more capital into private markets with new hires and restructuring.

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Putin’s Limits on NWF Spending Reflects Inflation and Depletion Concerns

4th October, 2021

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to limit the spending of his country’s US$190 billion sovereign wealth fund, the National Wealth Fund (NWF), could help resolve uncertainty over its mandate and direction – although already announced big NWF-financed projects ahead of the 2024 presidential election are likely to go ahead.

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Australia's New Merged Super Fund Looks to a New Era

28th September, 2021

The merger of Australia’s QSuper and Sunsuper creates the country’s second biggest public pension fund with AUM of US$152 billion and two million members, sending the combined entity up the global league table to 22nd place, between Denmark’s ATP and behind Canada’s BCI and PSP Investments.

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Ireland’s ISIF Uses Investment Gains for US$1.2 billion Green Investment Strategy

9th September, 2021

The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF), the country’s EUR14.3 billion (US$16.9 billion) sovereign wealth fund, has reported a solid 5.2% return for H121 bringing its total gains since the beginning of 2020 to EUR1 billion (US$1.2 billion).

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ADIA Secures 20.9% Annual Return as it Shifts Towards Private Markets

8th September, 2021

Abu Dhabi’s largest sovereign wealth fund, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), has out-performed its global peers, notching up a 20.9% annual return at end-2020 led by robust performance in capital markets, according to Global SWF estimates based on figures in its annual report published today.

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Despite Robust Performance, NPS's Alternatives Targets Won't Be Easy

6th September, 2021

Korea’s National Pension Service is smashing benchmarks with solid returns, but is set to face a challenge in its efforts to hike allocations to alternatives from 10% to 15% by 2025.

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