19th June, 2023
Since 2020, Global SWF has issued an annual assessment of the efforts of state-owned investors, including sovereign wealth funds and public pension funds, around governance, sustainability, and resilience (GSR).
16th June, 2023
The post-Covid revival in tourism is encouraging a tide of sovereign fund investment in hotel and leisure, with a focus on Europe and a significant shift towards large-scale resorts.
15th June, 2023
Two new funds focusing on co-investments and social impact were launched this month by Spain’s sovereign wealth fund, Compañía Española de Financiación del Desarrollo (COFIDES), as the country’s government follows France and Italy in catalysing private sector capital for strategic economic development.
14th June, 2023
This week the US$68 billion Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) had cause to celebrate as its auditor Ernst & Young approved its financial statements, marking the latest in a string of good news stories for a fund that has fought hard to leave the shadow of the Qaddafi era.
13th June, 2023
Today marks the closing date for applications for the position of CEO of Hong Kong’s new sovereign wealth fund, the Hong Kong Investment Corporation (HKIC), which consolidates various investment vehicles established by the special administration region’s central bank, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA).
12th June, 2023
Abu Dhabi state-owned investors indicated their interest in backing the war-torn Ukrainian economy as representatives of the funds joined a top-level bilateral meeting at the weekend, at which the Ukrainian government announced its intentions to set up a sovereign wealth fund.
9th June, 2023
The latest annual results of Canada’s federal-level public pension funds are now out and depict a significant difference in performance between the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments) and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) – with infrastructure proving crucial to achieving higher yields.
8th June, 2023
A slew of public pension fund giants have swung their weight behind Just Climate’s Climate Assets Fund I (CAF1), which has exceeded its US$1 billion target by 50% and marks the latest of several sovereign-backed billion-plus funds.
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.
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.
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.
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.