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Singapore Continues to Buy Indian; Temasek and GIC Sweep in on Real Estate

15th January, 2024

Singapore has started 2024 with a surge of investment in India, focusing on existing investments in real estate, infrastructure and venture capital instead of fresh acquisitions.

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Taiwan Elections: Crucial Crossroads for Geopolitics and Sovereign Investors

12th January, 2024

Taiwan braces for a landmark presidential election tomorrow, January 13, setting the future course for Cross-Strait relations amid escalating US-China tensions and a recovering global economy. This is a high-stakes election for Taiwan, a prosperous territory claimed by China. The election results will have potential repercussions for regional stability and global markets.

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Indonesia’s Road Infrastructure Motors Ahead, Fuelled by Sovereign Investors

11th January, 2024

Indonesia’s sovereign wealth fund INA has won the support of the US$984 billion Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) and Europe’s biggest public pension fund, the Netherlands’ US$546 billion APG, for toll road platform that is starting with the Trans Java Toll Road mega-project.

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Oman’s OIA Follows Gulf Peers with Egyptian Banking Bid

9th January, 2024

The Oman Investment Authority (OIA) is reportedly in negotiations with the Egyptian government to acquire a majority stake in the Export Development Bank of Egypt (EBank) as it heads for an IPO.

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NIIF Gains New Head, Potential Boost to Indian Renewables

8th January, 2024

India’s National Investment and Infrastructure Fund Ltd (NIIFL) has a new CEO who promises to heighten the quasi-SWF’s commitment to the South Asian nation’s burgeoning renewables sector.

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PIF Starts 2024 with Impact, After Year of Massive Investments

4th January, 2024

Saudi Arabia’s PIF continues to advance its role in the Kingdom’s economy, championing state capitalism with the acquisition of a 23.1% stake in the Tadawul-listed Middle East Paper Company (Mepco) worth an estimated SAR522 million (US$139 million) based on current share prices.

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Water Crisis Does Not Drown Sovereign Investors’ Confidence in UK Infra Assets

3rd January, 2024

The Thames Water debacle has burned the fingers of state-owned investors who had backed the privatized water utility, in the belief infrastructure assets in a stable, well-regulated market like the UK were a safe bet.

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Lunate starts operations with 50-strong team, aims high

2nd January, 2024

Lunate Capital, a multi-asset class investment manager created by Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund ADQ and seeded with US$50 billion, started operations on New Year’s Day with a 50-strong team and far-sighted ambitions.

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Fund of the Year (Jan'24): Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM)

1st January, 2024

For its 25+ years of global investing and stewardship, for its position as one of the world’s largest and most influential universal asset owners, for its significant activity across asset classes and industries in 2023, and, more broadly, for its leadership among Sovereign Wealth Funds and contribution to the advancement of the industry, Global SWF believes that Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), on behalf of the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), is a worthy recipient of the 2023 Fund of the Year award. We were delighted to present it to Daniel Balthasar and Pedro Furtado Reis, the Co-CIOs of the US$ 1 trillion listed equities portfolio, and to speak with them about the fund’s recent evolution and ambitions.

Global SWF's Most-read Commentaries of 2023

29th December, 2023

This year saw Global SWF publish 250 daily articles on the latest developments in the sovereign wealth universe at a time of rising geopolitical tensions, economic slowdown and high inflation.

Abu Dhabi Joins EV Race with US$3bn Chinese Investment

27th December, 2023

Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth ADQ is backing a US$3 billion investment of the Emirate’s Department of Finance into Chinese electric vehicle producer NIO, which is among the world’s top five EV producers.

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Announcing 2024 Annual Report and Presentation

15th December, 2023

On Monday, January 1, 2024, we will be releasing the industry’s most timely, rigorous, and insightful account of the activity and trends of Sovereign Wealth Funds and Public Pension Funds during 2023. The report is titled “State-Owned Investors Powering Through Crises” and includes the following sections:

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