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OTPP Digs Deeper in India and Launches Mumbai Office

27th September, 2022

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board (OTPP) has joined its fellow Canadian public pension funds CPP Investments and CDPQ with a new office in India, as it ramps up its exposure to the South Asian heavyweight in emerging markets.

Rapid Change in Sovereign Investor Leaderships Brings New Faces to the Fore

26th September, 2022

The C-suite churn in sovereign investors has shown no sign of abating this year with a total of 16 new CEOs to date, compared to 20 in the whole of 2021.

The Big Apple is Blossoming as PIF Begins Hiring for its New NYC Office

20th September, 2022

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) is expanding its international footprint with its New York City office ramping up personnel to originate new deals that support its rapid growth.

The Challenges Facing South Korea’s New Pensions Supremo

7th September, 2022

South Korea’s National Pension Service (NPS) has appointed a new chair as the fund faces a set of challenges amid an increasingly difficult economic outlook.

ADIA secures new leadership for Private Equity, Real Estate

25th July, 2022

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), the world’s fourth largest SWF and the largest investment vehicle in the Middle East, has gone through several organizational changes recently and it just added two high-profile hires from North America to lead its efforts around Global Real Estate (Drew Goldman) and American Private Equity (Andrew Claerhout).

Singapore Challenges Hong Kong as Regional Hub for Sovereign Investors

14th July, 2022

The Alberta Investment Management Corp (AIMCo) has chosen Singapore over Hong Kong as its Asian base of operations, following a trend that has seen the sovereign city state preferred over the restive Chinese territory.

GIC opens Sydney office, expands leadership group

2nd June, 2022

Exactly a year after it first announced it, GIC has closed its first few hires in Australia and has opened an office in Sydney to manage its significant portfolio of assets Down Under. The first team members to be onboarded are a VP from Nuveen, an Associate from Fortius and another one from Credit Suisse. We expect the fund to name a head for the new office soon.

ADIA Gets Leaner for Fitter Performance, Closing Offices and Deepening Partnerships

20th May, 2022

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) has radically pared back its staffing levels in a push towards greater efficiency and focus.

Movers & Shakers: OMERS faces exodus of Senior Dealmakers

7th April, 2022

For anyone writing to OMERS, getting a bounced email has become standard. In the past two years since covid-19 started, at least 50 senior investment professionals have left Canada’s sixth largest pension fund.

Fund of the Month (Apr'22): KIA

1st April, 2022

Despite popular beliefs, the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) has one of the highest proportions of female employees among SWFs, at around 50%. One of the main reasons is its Fresh Graduate Training Program, which has since 1995 attracted the best Kuwaiti talent and supported women’s careers. The program is now headed by Ms. Aliah Al-Tameemi, who is the most senior woman at the fund and the first to be named as an executive director in 2017. She oversees a portfolio estimated at over US$ 100 billion in alternative investments, including real estate, infrastructure, private equity and hedge funds, and is the Chairman of infrastructure-dedicated subsidiary Wren House Infrastructure. We had the great pleasure of talking with Ms. Al-Tameemi about her career path, current responsibilities and future goals as a trailblazer of the SWF industry in the Middle East.

CalPERS Looks up to Canada with a New Canadian CIO and a Taking CPP’s Advice

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.

QIA reaches US$ 445 billion AuM, gets ready to take off

10th February, 2022

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has started 2022 in a very strong manner, and everything indicates that it may be getting ready to fly high once again. On the one hand, the strong returns of public and private equities during 2021 helped grow its balance sheet to an record high with an estimated US$ 445 bn. On the other, the organization recently completed a restructuring of its governance and structure, adapting it to the new normal and opportunities.

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