22nd September, 2021
Singaporean state-owned investor Temasek has made a takeover offer for the troubled offshore oil platform and ship producer Sembcorp Marine, after increasing its shareholding by 4% to 46.6% and triggering an obligation to make a bid for the shares it does not own.
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.
20th September, 2021
Earlier today, Transurban announced that it would acquire the remaining 49% in WestConnex along with a group of State-Owned Investors including AustralianSuper, ADIA, CPP and CDPQ. The NSW Government expects to receive US$ 8 billion for the privatization, which will use to keep fueling NGF’s growth. So, in a way, NSW keeps benefitting from its relationship with Québec’s government, QGF and, ultimately, CDPQ.
17th September, 2021
Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund is scaling up its plans under the UAE-UK Sovereign Investment Partnership (UAE-UK SIP) with the GBP5 billion (US$7 billion) investment framework agreed in March boosted to GBP10 billion (US$14 billion) over the next five years under a deal signed this week in Downing Street.
16th September, 2021
Indian public equities are firm favorites over Chinese A-Shares among sovereign investors, although there is a wide difference with the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) increasing its Chinese holdings and Singapore’s GIC’s firmly preferring India, according to the latest research by Global SWF.
15th September, 2021
Abu Dhabi Inc comprises three SWFs with combined AUM of nearly US$1.2 trillion, but their distinct missions and strategic asset allocation are increasingly blurred as they diversify and expand their private equity footprint.
14th September, 2021
New Zealand’s US$42 billion NZ Super has notched up its best ever return of 29.6%, beating its benchmark by 1.7% and surpassing the performance of Australia’s public pension fund AustralianSuper (20.4% on the balanced fund) and its sovereign wealth fund the Future Fund (22.2%).
13th September, 2021
State-owned investors are taking very different approaches to Australian real assets impacted by the pandemic, although long-term strategic factors rather than short-term tactical moves are driving current divestment and acquisition activity.
10th September, 2021
Abu Dhabi’s ADQ sovereign wealth fund is planning to list the emirate’s ports on the local stock exchange in a bid to generate liquidity and realise the value of logistics infrastructure assets with solid earnings.
9th September, 2021
The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF), the country’s EUR14.3 billion (US$16.9 billion) sovereign wealth fund, has reported a solid 5.2% return for H121 bringing its total gains since the beginning of 2020 to EUR1 billion (US$1.2 billion).
8th September, 2021
Abu Dhabi’s largest sovereign wealth fund, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), has out-performed its global peers, notching up a 20.9% annual return at end-2020 led by robust performance in capital markets, according to Global SWF estimates based on figures in its annual report published today.
7th September, 2021
Political disputes continue to surround the Kuwait Investment Authority’s (KIA) US$693 billion store of sovereign wealth as the government continues to face fiscal woes arising from lower oil prices and the impact of the pandemic and political pressure to tap funds to bridge deficits.