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Investors Flock to NSIA-Backed World-Scale Fertilizer Plant

19th March, 2021

Plans for a US$1.4 billion fertilizer plant in Nigeria backed by the country’s sovereign wealth fund have received strong interest from investors, potentially enabling the project to reduce its debt burden.

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Fintech Company Stripe Is First Direct Investment Under ISIF's New Leadership

15th March, 2021

Stripe has won a EUR42 million (US$50 million) investment from the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund to help the global payments tech company add over 1,000 jobs in the Irish economy over the next five years.

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Renewables Drive Boosted by Italy’s SWF

12th March, 2021

Italian sovereign wealth fund Cassa Depositi e Prestiti Equity (CDP Equity) has forged a deal with Italy-based oil producer Eni to establish 1GW of solar and wind generating capacity.

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State-Owned Investors PIF, Mubadala and Temasek Tap Debt Markets

10th March, 2021

PIF, Temasek and Mubadala have tapped debt markets to drive their varied growth strategies, whether boosting domestic home ownership or enabling private equity investment. The deals comes amid a slew of bonds by issuers tapping global debt markets at cheap rates as investors utilize high global liquidity in the high for higher-yielding assets.

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Mumtalakat Set to Double Contributions to Bahrain Budget

2nd March, 2021

In common with other oil-producing Gulf states, Bahrain is facing a financial crunch with a forecast deficit of BHD1.2 billion (US$3.2 billion) this year, following a 5.4% slump in GDP last year.

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PIF Subsidiary Drives Saudi Military Development

22nd February, 2021

With the US's Biden administration imposing an arms trade ban on Saudi Arabia over its intervention in Yemen, the defence industry arm of the Kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund PIF is pushing ahead with military product development and weapon system projects.

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Indian Infra Fund Boosted by New Development Bank

11th February, 2021

India’s National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) is close to achieving its US$1 billion target for its Fund of Funds following a US$100 million investment by the BRICS-backed multilateral development bank, New Development Bank (NDB).

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Fund of the Month (Feb'21): National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF)

1st February, 2021

In December 2020, NIIFL announced that it had officially closed the Master Fund, which is focused on Indian core infrastructure, with USD 2.34 billion in commitments, including two SWFs (ADIA, Temasek), four PPFs (AustralianSuper, CPP, OTPP and PSP), US DFC and a number of domestic investors such as ICICI Bank, HDFC Group, Axis Bank and Kotak Mahindra Life Insurance. The institution is now fundraising for a Strategic Opportunities Fund (direct private equity) and a Fund of Funds, targeting a total to US$ 6 billion AuM. NIIFL is now regarded as a success story that focuses on two critical assets for the country – private equity and infrastructure – with governments around the world keen to emulate the model. We had the pleasure to catch up with its Head of Investor Relations & Partnerships, Ms. Saloni Jhaveri.

PIF, to drive Saudi's development and growth in the next five years

25th January, 2021

MbS unveiled the new Strategy Plan, under which PIF would grow to over USD 1 trillion AuM by 2025.

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Mubadala Leads National Green Drive To Meet Climate Change Targets

18th January, 2021

Abu Dhabi’s drive to go green shifted up a gear at the weekend with Mubadala spearheading two agreements that put the emirate on course for the development of a green hydrogen economy.

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Fund of the Year (Jan'21): Public Investment Fund (PIF)

1st January, 2021

Saudi Arabia is a rapidly-changing nation – especially its economic and financial landscape. The roadmap for this change is contained in the Vison 2030 program, which was announced in 2016 and aims to add diversification to the Kingdom via infrastructure, tourism, technology and health. Well until 2015, very few people outside of Saudi Arabia had heard about the Public Investment Fund (PIF), which was solely focused on the development of the domestic economy.

Indonesia's SWF closes first tranche

29th December, 2020

The Nusantara Investment Authority (NIA) may have closed its first fund for investments in domestic infrastructure, from an array of international #SOIs

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