Khazanah Boosts Profits, But Still Faces Headwinds and Further Restructuring

21st March, 2023

Malaysian sovereign wealth fund Khazanah attained a MYR1.6 billion (US$360 million) operational profit in 2022, but its net asset value fell 5% to MYR81 billion due to global economic headwinds.

PIF Boosts Saudi Home Ownership

20th March, 2023

Saudi real estate has received a US$1.5 billion boost from the Saudi Real Estate Refinance Company (SRC), the debt platform established by the Kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund in February 2018 to accelerate economic diversification.

OTPP Follows OMERS With Strong Return in Hostile Markets

17th March, 2023

The Ontario Teachers Pension Plan (OTPP) followed its provincial stablemate OMERS in reporting a benchmark-beating positive return in 2022, defying the trends seen elsewhere in the sovereign investor universe.

Sovereign Investors Hit By Banking Stocks Turmoil

16th March, 2023

The sovereign investor universe is being pummelled by the turmoil in the trade of banking stocks on global markets, revealing yet again doubts over strategy that had previously been highlighted in crypto-related investments.

PIF Leverages Portfolio Companies to Crowd In Saudi Private Sector Activity

15th March, 2023

Saudi Arabia’s private markets are set to receive a boost from the Kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund, with plans designed to increase the role of the domestic private sector from 40% to 65% of GDP by 2030.

Korea Looks to India

14th March, 2023

South Korea’s sovereign wealth fund Korea Investment Corporation (KIC) is planning to launched an office in Mumbai, according to The Korea Economic Daily.

PIF Launches New Saudi Airline as Diversification Picks Up Pace

13th March, 2023

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) has firmed up its new airline plan, outlined last September as “RIA”, with an official launch of Riyadh Airlines and an aircraft order valued at US$35 billion.

Home is Where the Heart Is: State Investors Turn to Residential Real Estate

10th March, 2023

State-owned investors are shifting from logistics properties that enjoyed a boom during the pandemic to residential property as they seek inflation-proof assets for long-term yield.

Changes in Abu Dhabi: A Tale of Two Brothers, Two Sons, and Two Key Advisors

9th March, 2023

Since Sheikh Khalifa’s demise on May 13, 2022, there has been a lot of speculation in Abu Dhabi, recently dubbed the Capital of Capital, around the new sharing of responsibilities, both political and financial.

Dutch Public Pension Funds Swing Behind Cooling Domestic Mortgage Market

8th March, 2023

Dutch public pension funds ABP, bpfBOUW and SPW are increasing their exposure to the domestic residential mortgage market, despite the cooling real estate market.

Indian Renewables Receives Canadian Boost, Despite Rocky Ride

7th March, 2023

Canada’s biggest public pension fund CPP Investments has boosted its exposure to India’s burgeoning renewables sector with the acquisition of Goldman Sachs’ stake in ReNew Power for US$268 million.

Lines Between Family and Sovereign Wealth Blur in Abu Dhabi With New Alternatives Manager

6th March, 2023

Two funds chaired by Abu Dhabi powerhouse Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed al-Nahyan are planning to create one of the Middle East’s biggest independent asset managers, with General Atlantic joining as a strategic investor and partner in the new entity.

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