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.

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Fund of the Month (Apr'22): Kuwait Investment Authority (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.

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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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Kazakhstan’s Sovereign Wealth Fund Faces Massive Overhaul Amid Domestic Unrest

24th January, 2022

Kazakhstan’s US$69 billion sovereign wealth fund, Samruk-Kazyna, announced today that it was slashing its staff numbers in half and is set to close offices in Beijing, Moscow and London.

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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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Funds Bolster Top Talent to Provide Strategic Boost

24th November, 2021

Boosting top-level talent has been a focus of appointments among state-owned investors as they seek to adapt to a rapidly changing market environment.

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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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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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KIC Shakes Up Top Management As It Aims At Private Markets

3rd September, 2021

Korea Investment Corporation’s (KIC) new chief executive Seoungho Jin has shaken up his top team as he looks to ramp up investment in private markets by 2027.

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Alternatives Boosted in CIC’s Global Investments with Stress on Partnerships

30th August, 2021

The China Investment Corporation (CIC) has followed the trends of other sovereign wealth funds, reporting double-digit growth for 2020, but underneath the headline figures there are signs of ongoing changes in strategy and organization.

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Changes at the Top of Canada’s Biggest Public Pension Fund

11th August, 2021

Fresh blood and promotions are leading to changes at the top team of Canada’s biggest public pension fund, the US$394 billion CPP Investments, which is promoting global talent at board and management levels.

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