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Azerbaijan's SWF Boosted by Pivot to US Equities

19th January, 2022

The surge in oil prices coupled with a bull market in US public equities helped deliver Azerbaijan’s sovereign wealth fund a robust return and a boost to total assets under management in 2021, said Global SWF using the latest data from the State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ).

What will Singapore’s GIC Do With Its US$137bn Liquidity Injection?

13th January, 2022

Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC will be boosted by around S$185 billion (US$137 billion) following the passing of a law that will lead to a reduction in foreign reserves held by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).

PIF AuM reaches US$ 480 billion, climbs to #8 globally

13th December, 2021

This morning, H.E. Yasir Al-Rumayyan spoke at the Saudi Budget 2022 Forum chaired by the Minister of Finance in Riyadh. PIF’s Governor confirmed that the fund’s asset under management had reached SAR 1.8 trillion, i.e., US$ 480 billion, by the end of September 2021. This compares to US$ 425 billion at the end of Q1, and it is one of the fastest growths we have seeing this year among SWFs. PIF has now past China’s NSSF and climbs to 8th position among the world’s largest SWFs.

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.

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.

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.

SWF Industry AUM Tripled to Over US$10 trillion Since 2008 Crash

27th September, 2021

The Sovereign Wealth Fund industry has experienced a dramatic growth in capital and sophistication since the Global Financial Crisis in 2008. During the past 13 years, 62 new SWFs have been established (38 of them with a strategic function), and the industry’s AUM has tripled from US$3.4 trillion to US$10.3 trillion.

PIF Plans Multi-Billion Green Bond Financing for Tourism Mega-Project

21st September, 2021

While sovereign wealth funds are poised to invest more funds in green bonds to extend their ESG credentials in fixed income, Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund's portfolio companies are issuing their own green bonds to support the fund's domestic economic development plans.

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