Nigeria’s SWF Powers Renewable Energy Boost

20th November, 2023

The Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) is boosting the country’s electrification through renewable energy with the establishment of a US$500 million Renewables Investment Platform for Limitless Energy (RIPLE).

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Emirates’ EIA and Philippines’ Maharlika get new CEOs

16th November, 2023

This week has been quite eventful in terms of personnel changes. After the appointments of CIC’s new chief representative in the US, and of the new CEO and CIO for the Hong Kong Investment Corporation (HKIC), which we covered on Monday, we have finally heard about the new leaders for the Emirates Investment Authority (EIA) and the newly established Maharlika Investment Corp. (MIC) in the Philippines.

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NBIM’s Investment in Boston Exceeds US$3.3bn After Life Science Campus purchase

15th November, 2023

Norway’s sovereign wealth fund manager continues to pile tens of millions into Boston real estate with its latest acquisition being a life sciences campus that is in the early stages of development.

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ADIA and EPF Backing for SEA Healthcare Takeover Follows EM Trend

14th November, 2023

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) and Malaysia’s Employees Provident Fund have backed the MYR5.7 billion (US$1.2 billion) takeover of southeast Asian hospital operator Ramsay Sime Darby Healthcare by private equity firm TPG and Hong Leong Group.

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Chinese SWFs get new focus and leadership

13th November, 2023

On Friday, Reuters reported that the China Investment Corporation (CIC) finally found a new chief representative officer for its only overseas office, almost a year after it became vacant. Clare Xiaoqing Bai, a Managing Director that currently serves as Global Head of Private Equity, will move from Beijing to New York to replace Hong Zhang, a trained attorney that spent six years trying to improve the relationships and in-roads of CIC with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

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Canadian Funds Adjust Portfolios With Multi-Billion Divestments in Secondaries

10th November, 2023

Quebec’s public pension fund CDPQ is set to join the federal-level CPP Investments in selling weighty secondary portfolios to free up liquidity towards new priorities.

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Sovereign Investors' Slash Chinese Equities to Multi-Year Low

9th November, 2023

State-owned investors continued to slash their Chinese equity holdings in 2023 due to heightened geopolitical risks, poor returns and reduced IPOs.

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Ireland's ISIF Beats Bigger Peers as it Ramps Up Green Transition Investments

8th November, 2023

The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) steered deftly through turbulent times in H113, securing a 1.7% return, contributing EUR136 million to the sovereign wealth fund’s overall value and helping to support the nation's green transition goals.

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HK Brought Closer to Beijing with SWF-Backed Belt and Road Platform

7th November, 2023

The sovereign wealth fund attached to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) is ploughing a new furrow, tying itself closer to China’s Belt and Road Initiative by forging a HK$16 billion (US$2.1 billion) co-investment platform with the Beijing’s Silk Road Fund.

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Korean Pension Giant’s Stockbridge Deal Boosts its Foreign Real Estate Exposure

6th November, 2023

Korea’s US$779 billion National Pension Service (NPS) has cemented its links with its favored US real estate partner Stockbridge Capital Group by buying a significant minority stake in the company, via a separate account investment program administered by Blue Owl, nearly three years after their US$2 billion logistics property deal.

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The Winds of Change at CPP as it Makes German Renewables Divestment

3rd November, 2023

Canadian pension giant CPP Investments has exited two German wind farms with a C$374 million (US$273 million) profit - but it remains committed to renewables as part of its strategy to achieve C$130 billion of transition and green assets by 2030.

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Gulf Funds Snap Up Egyptian Government Assets

2nd November, 2023

The parlous state of the Egyptian economy has provided major investment opportunities for the patient capital of Arabian Gulf funds seeking cheap assets – as well as closer geopolitical alliances with North Africa’s most populous and resource-rich country.

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