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Despite Robust Performance, NPS's Alternatives Targets Won't Be Easy

6th September, 2021

Korea’s National Pension Service is smashing benchmarks with solid returns, but is set to face a challenge in its efforts to hike allocations to alternatives from 10% to 15% by 2025.

KIC Shakes Up Top Management As It Aims At Private Markets

3rd September, 2021

Korea Investment Corporation’s (KIC) new chief executive Seoungho Jin has shaken up his top team as he looks to ramp up investment in private markets by 2027.

Nigeria's NSIA Surges to US$3.5bn, Looks to Infra Partnerships and VC for Growth

2nd September, 2021

The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority reported growth of 250% in just six years to US$3.5 billion in its latest annual report and is set to press further with infrastructure development and investment in innovation under a new board announced by President Muhammadu Buhari this week.

Temasek Becomes Singapore Super-Incubator with a Suite of In-House Startups

1st September, 2021

Temasek is establishing a suite of its own in-house startups that are bolstering Singapore’s tech ecosystem and point to a new strategy that will be keenly studied by other state-owned investors (SOIs).

Fund of the Month (Sept'21): Alaska PFC

1st September, 2021

On August 3, Alaska PFC reported its best annual performance ever, with a 29.7% return, and an all-time peak AuM of US$ 81.1 billion. A month before that, it had unveiled its strategy up to June 2025, when it expects private markets to rise to 40% of its portfolio. We had the immense pleasure of talking with Ms. Angela Rodell, who on October 1 will stand as the world’s only female CEO of a SWF.

Alternatives Boosted in CIC’s Global Investments with Stress on Partnerships and External Management

30th August, 2021

The China Investment Corporation (CIC) has followed the trends of other sovereign wealth funds, reporting double-digit growth for 2020, but underneath the headline figures there are signs of ongoing changes in strategy and organization.

Stocks and Bonds Boost Annual Returns, But Private Markets Drive Long-Term Growth

27th August, 2021

Recent annual returns by state-owned investors have demonstrated that the rally in public equities has boosted portfolios, but long-term returns suggest private markets generate stronger yield.

A Leap Into The Future for Australian SWF

26th August, 2021

Australia’s Future Fund posted its best result in its history for the financial year to end-June with an annual return of 22.2%, up from -0.9% in FY2019/20, which put its total assets under management at A$196.8 billion (US$147.6 billion).

Gulf Funds Drawn Into Soft Power Battle Over Kazakhstan

25th August, 2021

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has indicated it is seeking to pump investment into Central Asia’s biggest economy Kazakhstan just months after Emirati fund Mubadala forged deals in the country’s renewable energy sector. Gulf funds are not simply looking for business ventures that generate yield to fulfil their mandate, but also to support economic diplomacy and "soft power" of their governments.

Saudi Alchemy: From Black Gold to Green Investments

24th August, 2021

Saudi Arabia is determined to leverage its oil wealth to finance its transition to sustainable energy with its Public Investment Fund backing investment in solar energy.

Egypt’s TSFE Catalyzes FDI to Boost Development Goals

23rd August, 2021

The Sovereign Fund of Egypt (TSFE) is seeking to channel capital into a range of economic and social development projects, from education to utilities, through public-private-partnerships (PPPs), emulating state-owned investors established in India (NIIF) and Indonesia (INA).

APG, CalSTRS and ADIA Accelerate the US Renewables Bandwagon

20th August, 2021

The formation of a US clean energy firm Arevon Energy by APG, CalSTRS and ADIA this week comes hot on the heels of US Senate approval of a US$1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill that underscores the Biden administration’s renewable energy agenda.

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