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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Ontario Funds Sell Infrastructure Assets in Stormy Waters

5th October, 2023

Infrastructure is usually seen as a safe bet by the patient capital of state-owned investors, and a bolt hole at times of uncertainty and economic volatility.

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India's NIIF Signs Up Japan For US$600mn Fund, Plans to Ramp Up Co-Investments

4th October, 2023

While India’s billionaire business moguls have attracted billions in capital, India’s National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) has proceeded at a slower pace of investment – but the situation looks set to change as the fund develops new partnerships and strategies.

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Governance Fears Erupt Over New Zimbabwean Sovereign Fund

3rd October, 2023

Renamed the Mutapa Investment Fund after the vast kingdom that covered modern Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe’s sovereign wealth fund is expanding rapidly raising concerns that President Emmerson Mnangagwa is building an empire beyond the remit of the constitution.

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Rotation continues at KIA’s Executive Management, SWF industry loses a leading figure

2nd October, 2023

Aliah Al Tameemi, the Head of Alternatives of the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), has been replaced by Salah Al Muraikhi, a Director of the Hedge Funds program. This represents the latest move among the sovereign wealth fund’s executive management, which has seen 70% of its members (including all heads of investment) change in the past 15 months.

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Fund of the Month (Oct'23): Fórum de Fundos Soberanos Brasileiros (FFSB)

1st October, 2023

The most active Latin American country in terms of new SWFs is Brazil, where several cities and states have set up their own savings vehicles, under the umbrella of FFSB. We were delighted to catch up with Dr. Fernanda Feil and Mr. Leandro Ferreira, Co-Directors of the Forum.

Canadian Funds OMERS and BCI Accelerate the Private Credit Bandwagon

29th September, 2023

State-owned investors are betting that tighter bank lending will present new opportunities in private credit, with Canadian funds joining their Middle Eastern and Singaporean peers in backing non-bank lending.

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Singapore's GIC Ignites Interest in Hydrogen as a Clean Energy Solution

27th September, 2023

Singapore’s GIC is pumping more capital into technologies and industries dedicated to the transition to net zero with a further US$115 million investment in Hong Kong-based green hydrogen projects developer InterContinental Energy (ICE) that follows the sovereign fund's involvement in a EUR1.5 billion private placement in H2 Green Steel earlier this month.

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London is the Top Destination for State-Owned Investors

26th September, 2023

Australia’s US$106 billion Aware Super fund has started recruiting for its planned new London office, hot on the heels of Canada’s Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan’s (HOOPP) announcement that it is opening an office in the British capital as part of its plan to diversify its geographical exposure and expand its holdings in alternatives.

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Diplomatic Spat Will Not Weaken Canada's Investment in India

25th September, 2023

While turmoil has engulfed Canadian relations with India over the assassination of Khalistan separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar, Canadian public pension funds (PPFs) are unlikely to pull their investments or press their brakes having invested approximately US$21 billion in Indian private markets over the past decade.

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GIC is Bullish About India, Driving Capital Into Logistics and Healthcare

22nd September, 2023

GIC has made India its prime focus of attention over the past two years and this week has seen the Singaporean sovereign wealth fund continue its thrust into India’s healthcare and real estate markets.

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HOOPP Looks to London in Diversification Push

21st September, 2023

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) is opening a London office as part of its plan to diversify its geographical exposure and expand its holdings in alternatives.

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