2023 GSR scoring finalized, report to be issued June 30

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).

Tide Turns In Favor of Hospitality: State Investors Rush to the Resorts

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.

Spain's Sovereign Fund Looks to Foreign Support for Co-Investment and Social Impact

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.

Libya's Sovereign Fund Eases Back Into Life as Legal Challenges Are Defeated

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.

Hong Kong Prepares to Appoint CEO of Its New SWF

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).

War-Torn Ukraine Gains Interest from UAE’s Sovereign Wealth Funds

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.

Canadian Comparisons: Infrastructure Pivot Gives PSP the Edge Over CPP

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.

Multi-Billion Dollar Climate Funds Pick Up the Pace Thanks to Sovereign Capital

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.

For CDPQ, Home is Where Its Heart Is

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.

Sovereign Funds Safe from English Water Renationalization, Despite Public Anger

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.

PIF Snaps up Four Saudi Football Clubs, Ahead of Potential 2030 World Cup Bid

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.

Governments Set to Chart Choppy Economic Waters with New SWFs

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.

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