Norway’s SWF mirrors the market, stays as world’s largest

24th October, 2023

Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, known as GPFG or NBIM, returned -2.1% in the third quarter of 2023, with all asset classes having similar negative returns. The aggregrate results for the first nine months of 2023 are still positive at 7.7%, thanks to the strong recovery of the equity markets, when compared to 2022.

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ADQ’s portfolio jumps to US$ 200 billion pushed by TAQA’s rally

23rd October, 2023

Abu Dhabi Inc. is an ever-changing landscape, and its various Sovereign Wealth Funds are making strides both at home and overseas. One of them is ADQ, formerly known as Abu Dhabi Development Holding, which contributes to about 22% of the emirate’s non-oil GDP.

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ADQ’s Consolidation Drive Creates Multi-National Pharma Conglomerate

20th October, 2023

Abu Dhabi’s infra-heavy sovereign wealth fund ADQ continues to pursue a policy of consolidation of portfolio companies into large conglomerates ahead of listing, with pharmaceuticals next in line for the rapid restructuring process – following the same path as PureHealth which in August grouped together the emirate’s heathcare interests.

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India's Bargain Roads Sell-Off Will Draw SWFs

19th October, 2023

India’s quasi-sovereign wealth fund, the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), is planning to offload a road portfolio worth around INR100 billion (US$1.2 billion), representing a huge chunk of its Master Fund.

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UNCTAD releases Sustainability Integration Framework among SWFs in Abu Dhabi

18th October, 2023

On Wednesday, the Geneva-based United Nations Conference on Trade And Development (UNCTAD) presented a report titled “A Sustainability Integration Framework for Institutional Investors”, which it drafted with the assistance of Global SWF during 2022 and 2023.

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Political Disputes and Criminal Allegations Surround KIA's London Office

17th October, 2023

Kuwait’s recently appointed Minister of Finance Fahd al-Jarallah has referred alleged legal violations by the London office – the Kuwait Investment Office (KIO) – of the country’s sovereign wealth fund to the public prosecutor.

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Malaysia’s Khazanah Consolidates Government's VC Push

16th October, 2023

Malaysia’s 2024 Budget has handed to Khazanah the government’s venture capital agencies Penjana Kapital and Malaysia Venture Capital Management (MAVCAP) in a bid to nurture the country’s startup ecosystem, in a further evolution of the sovereign wealth fund’s mandate.

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Chinese State Investors Prop Up Chinese Equities

13th October, 2023

China’s state-owned investors are throwing their massive weight behind troubled domestic stocks in a sign that Beijing is using government wealth to stabilize markets.

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Sovereign Wealth Universe Expands, Ireland and Portugal Add to Rising Number of Funds

12th October, 2023

The sovereign wealth universe continues its steady expansion with Ireland and Portugal launching new funds this week, funded with budget surpluses – a rarity in Europe and unthinkable in the aftermath of the 2008 crisis when the two countries were plunged into financial distress.

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Call for Action: After 15 years, it is time to reformulate the Santiago Principles

11th October, 2023

On October 11, 2008, the International Monetary Fund (IMF)-convened International Working Group of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IWG-SWF) formally launched the Generally Accepted Principles and Practices (GAPPs), also known as the Santiago Principles. Fifteen years later, the 24 guidelines are in dire need of a comprehensive reformulation.

ADIA recovers from a bad 2022, spins off RE & Infra and remains bullish on PE/PC and China

10th October, 2023

On Tuesday, ADIA finally released its 2022 Annual Report, shedding some light on its latest developments:

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Abu Dhabi Plans Boost to India’s Emerging Alibaba

6th October, 2023

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) is reportedly considering stumping up US$600 million more capital for Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd (RRVL), an arm of Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s massive Reliance conglomerate which is positioning itself as the vanguard of retail growth in the Indian economy.

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