ART Follows the Multi-Billion Australian Tide of Capital Into the UK

8th May, 2024

The Australian Retirement Trust (ART) will be investing a larger share of its US$177 billion portfolio in Europe after it opened its first overseas office in London, becoming the latest Australian super fund to channel billions through new London offices.

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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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NZSuper Enters a New Era

27th March, 2024

NZ Super’s Guardians have appointed Jo Townsend as CEO as the Crown entity enters a new era, in which it is showing increasing interest in originating its own direct investments and acquisition of foreign assets.

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Change at the Top of Future Fund, As Strategy Evolves

29th January, 2024

Australia’s Future Fund has hired a new chair to take over from the long-standing leadership of Peter Costello, with the Labor government choosing a politician – Greg Combet – from their own ranks, whose career has focused heavily on combating climate change.

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NIIF Gains New Head, Potential Boost to Indian Renewables

8th January, 2024

India’s National Investment and Infrastructure Fund Ltd (NIIFL) has a new CEO who promises to heighten the quasi-SWF’s commitment to the South Asian nation’s burgeoning renewables sector.

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Emirates’ EIA and Philippines’ Maharlika get new CEOs

16th November, 2023

This week has been quite eventful in terms of personnel changes. After the appointments of CIC’s new chief representative in the US, and of the new CEO and CIO for the Hong Kong Investment Corporation (HKIC), which we covered on Monday, we have finally heard about the new leaders for the Emirates Investment Authority (EIA) and the newly established Maharlika Investment Corp. (MIC) in the Philippines.

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Chinese SWFs get new focus and leadership

13th November, 2023

On Friday, Reuters reported that the China Investment Corporation (CIC) finally found a new chief representative officer for its only overseas office, almost a year after it became vacant. Clare Xiaoqing Bai, a Managing Director that currently serves as Global Head of Private Equity, will move from Beijing to New York to replace Hong Zhang, a trained attorney that spent six years trying to improve the relationships and in-roads of CIC with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

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Rotation continues at KIA’s Executive Management, SWF industry loses a leading figure

2nd October, 2023

Aliah Al Tameemi, the Head of Alternatives of the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), has been replaced by Salah Al Muraikhi, a Director of the Hedge Funds program. This represents the latest move among the sovereign wealth fund’s executive management, which has seen 70% of its members (including all heads of investment) change in the past 15 months.

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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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Rwanda's Rapidly Evolving Sovereign Wealth Fund Gets Female CEO

8th September, 2023

Rwanda’s Agaciro Development Fund (AgDF) is one of several state institutions seeing a change of leadership this week, with Gilbert Nyatanyi replaced as CEO by Tesi Rusagara, who was serving as the Managing Director at Kigali Innovation City and also board member of the Capital Markets Authority Rwanda. Aged 33, she holds an MBA from Stanford and worked in Deloitte US before returning to Rwanda in 2019.

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London-based Kuwait Investment Office concludes search for CEO

17th August, 2023

On Wednesday, the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) appointed Abdulmohsin Al Mukhaizeem as permanent President and Chief Executive Officer for its London branch, the Kuwait Investment Office (KIO).

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Movers & Shakers, Summer Edition

11th August, 2023

August is normally a prolific month for appointments and new hires, especially among those funds in the Northern Hemisphere and for those executives with families that need to relocate and find new schools. Here’s an update of what is happening around the human capital of Sovereign Investors:

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