For CDPQ, Home is Where Its Heart Is

7th June, 2023

Few public pension funds have the kind of commitment CDPQ has to their home economies, with most focused solely on optimal returns.

Sovereign Funds Safe from English Water Renationalization, Despite Public Anger

6th June, 2023

The ongoing public unease over sewage pollution in Britain’s rivers is fuelling calls for renationalization of the country’s water utilities, challenging the interests of Asian sovereign wealth funds and Canadian public pension funds.

PIF Snaps up Four Saudi Football Clubs, Ahead of Potential 2030 World Cup Bid

5th June, 2023

In an unprecedented move, Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) has taken 75% stakes in four of the Kingdom’s leading football clubs as the country prepares to host the 2027 Asian Cup – and potentially the 2030 FIFA World Cup.

Governments Set to Chart Choppy Economic Waters with New SWFs

2nd June, 2023

Recent weeks saw a surge of proposals for new sovereign wealth funds – some in countries that already host established SWFs – as governments look to strategic development and fiscal stabilization in a turbulent and uncertain era.

Fund of the Month (Jun'23): Mauritius Investment Corporation (MIC)

1st June, 2023

If we talk about emerging SWFs with a specific focus, we need to talk about MIC, which was established in June 2020 to support and accelerate the economic development of Mauritius, grow national wealth, and build the country’s long-term economic resilience. We had the great pleasure of speaking with CEO Jitendra Bissessur about the fund’s origins and plans.

AIMCo poaches Kevin Bong of GIC to Lead its Singapore Office

31st May, 2023

On Tuesday evening, AIMCo announced its first hire in Singapore – and to the surprise of many, it came from the global leadership group of GIC, the flagship Sovereign Wealth Fund of the island-nation.

Dutch Funds Help Diversify Australian Student Accommodation Platform into Multi-Family Venture

30th May, 2023

The Netherlands’ public pension fund managers APG and Bouwinvest have swung their weight behind an Australian build-to-rent (BTR) partnership with student accommodation leader Scape Australia founders, Stephen Gaitanos and Craig Carracher.

Fast-Tracked Philippines Sovereign Wealth Fund Faces Opposition

26th May, 2023

The fast-tracking of a controversial measure for the creation of a Philippine sovereign wealth fund faces stiff opposition from critics who questioned where the fund’s seed capital will come from. 

Saudi Arabia's Sovereign Fund Helps Assert Soft Power in Iraq

25th May, 2023

Iraq is the latest target for Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund as it seeks to spread its investments – and soft power – over the Middle East through bilateral investment vehicles.

CPP Makes Modest Return As Infra and Private Equity Heads Move On

24th May, 2023

Canada’s biggest public pension fund, CPP Investments, has chalked up a net return of 1.3% for the fiscal year to end-March with assets increasing by 5.8% to C$570 billion (US$422 billion).

Qatar regroups and reshapes its strategy

23rd May, 2023

On May 16, the Government of Qatar issued a rare Amiri decree to reorganize its SWF, allowing the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) take a more active role in the development of the local market and in the attraction of foreign direct investment. A day later, the fund announced the establishment of a US$ 275 million market-making program at the Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE), which is solely owned by the QIA.

A Snapshot of Mubadala's Performance

22nd May, 2023

Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala reported a 2.9% drop in assets under management to AED1,015 billion (US$276 billion) in 2022, the largest contraction since 2014, but its -3.1% single-year return outstripped the benchmark and industry average (-8.1%)

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