Dubai Launches New US$80bn+ SWF, Emulates ADQ

12th December, 2023

Dubai is creating a new sovereign wealth fund, bringing together chunky assets in part-privatized companies similar to Abu Dhabi’s ADQ, which has used its infrastructure-based capital to diversify globally, including into private equity.

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Mubadala Outlines Its Future Priorities: Asia and US, Fossil Fuels and Renewables

7th December, 2023

While Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala will continue to maintain a strong foothold in the US, it is set to expand investments in emerging markets with Asia and MENA an increasing focus – while it also continues investing in both upstream fossil fuels and renewable energy.

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PIF Confirms Saudi-Iraq Ties With US$3bn Partnership

6th December, 2023

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) has added to its suite of multi-billion bilateral investment platforms with a US$3 billion pledge to neighbouring Iraq.

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Private Equity Co-Investment Boosted by US$1bn AP3-Wafra Platform

5th December, 2023

The US$46.5 billion Swedish public pension fund AP3 has followed many other peers in forging an alliance for private equity co-investments, working with Wafra, a New York-based subsidiary of Kuwait’s public pension fund, the Public Institution for Social Security (PIFSS).

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2023 Set to See a Reversal of Record Loss by China's CIC

4th December, 2023

The China Investment Corporation (CIC) followed the trend seen across the sovereign investor universe in 2022, reporting its biggest ever decline in its total portfolio value with an annual return that Global SWF estimates at 10.7% - but the year proved to be exceptional with market indices suggesting that losses have been mostly or fully reversed in 2023 and the world’s second biggest sovereign wealth fund bounced back in the Chinese year of the rabbit.

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Fund of the Month (Dec'23): Indonesia Investment Authority (INA)

1st December, 2023

The Indonesia Investment Authority (INA) may be still young, but it is making strides in the SWF world with a rising AuM and a busy investment activity in Indonesia’s most important industries. We had the great pleasure of speaking with the inaugural Chief Risk Officer of the fund, Ms. Marita Alisjahbana, about the fund’s current state of play and future strategy.

Britannia is Cool Again: Saudis Buy Heathrow, Australians Pledge Billions in Infra

29th November, 2023

The UK is shaking off post-Brexit anxieties and attracting a slew of FDI in its infrastructure investment from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) and two of Australia’s biggest pension fund investors, Aware Super and IFM.

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NBIM Set To Become A Top Private Equity Investor... But How?

28th November, 2023

The world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund looks set to enter the private equity market for the first time, under the direction of former hedge fund manager CEO Nicolai Tangen.

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Gaza Conflict Poses Challenges for UAE's post-Abraham Accord Investments

27th November, 2023

Just a month before the Hamas attacks of October 7th, the UAE marked the third anniversary of its normalization of ties with Israel – now geopolitical risk is creating obstacles to developing bilateral economic relations.

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ICD Boosts Profits in Line with Dubai's Robust Economic Performance

23rd November, 2023

While Abu Dhabi’s sovereign investor giants attract the most attention, the quieter state-owned investor the Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) still remains a top-ranking and highly profitable holding company in the UAE’s second largest emirate.

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Mubadala Swings Behind Real Estate Lending in Aggressive Private Credit Strategy

22nd November, 2023

Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala has made another big move into private debt markets by anchoring a new special situations fund, Starz Orion Capital, which has been launched by Starz Real Estate (Starz), a leading pan-European commercial real estate lending platform.

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CDPQ Joins Surge of Sovereign Investor Commitments to Brazil

21st November, 2023

Canadian public pension fund manager CDPQ is preparing to deploy up to C$5 billion (US$3.6 billion) in capital to Brazil over 2024-27, on top of around C$8 billion (US$5.8 billion) already invested in the country since it started buying Brazilian assets in 2006.

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