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QIA Joins the Singapore Rush

15th July, 2021

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has become the eighth state-owned investor to set up an office in Singapore in a bid to gain exposure to Asian markets.

GIC-CPP Office Platform Signals Revival of Interest in US Real Estate

14th July, 2021

The US office real estate market has received a US$1 billion boost, supported by Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC and Canada’s biggest public pension fund CPP Investments, alongside property developer Boston Properties. GIC has allocated US$500 million to the program, while CPP and Boston Properties have each allocated US$250 million..

Temasek Shrugs Off Risks and Delivers Strong Return

13th July, 2021

Temasek’s eyewatering 24.5% one-year return in FY2020/21 came on the back of record investment of S$49 billion (up 50%) with divestment pushing S$39 billion. Global SWF takes a deep dive into its strategy and performance and scrutinizes its transaction activity over recent years.

State-Owned Investors Boost Indian E-commerce Leader Flipkart in Multi-Billion Funding Round

12th July, 2021

One of India’s leading e-commerce companies Flipkart has raised US$3.6 billion in a funding round that has attracted the support of an array of state-owned investors, demonstrating the enduring attraction of the country’s digital economy despite a sluggish recovery in household consumption.

Mubadala Issues New Debt and Stages IPO of Legacy Asset Amid Investment Drive

9th July, 2021

Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala has resorted to debt and equity markets to generate cash for new acquisitions as it surges ahead with an investment drive at breakneck speed.

ADIA Backs Southeast Asian Digital Revolution with $500mn Towers Investment

8th July, 2021

Southeast Asia’s digital infrastructure development has received backing from Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund ADIA with a US$500 million investment in EdgePoint Infrastructure.

Morrisons Bid Indicates CPP's Commitment to UK Retail

7th July, 2021

The pandemic has not deterred Canada’s CPP Investments from joining the multi-billion pound bidding war for British supermarket chain Morrisons, as retail revives and investors look to growth in both real estate values and online grocery sales.

Israel’s SWF: Not Quite There Yet

6th July, 2021

Israel’s plan to launch a sovereign wealth fund – the Israel Citizens’ Fund – this year has been scuppered due to lower-than-expected revenue from tax on excess profits on gas and other natural resources. The Middle Eastern state’s experience underscores the challenges faced by governments seeking to leverage excesses of commodity revenues or foreign exchange reserves to establish an SWF.

Logistics Drives State-Owned Investor Hunger for Australian Real Estate

5th July, 2021

Australian real estate is proving to be a big draw for state-owned investors with the latest transaction involving an Australian-Canadian partnership buying up Moorebank Logistics Park (MLP) in southwest Sydney for A$1.67 billion.

KIA: Growing Despite Politics

3rd July, 2021

The world’s oldest sovereign wealth fund Kuwait Investment Authority’s total assets have ballooned to US$670 billion marking a gain of 33%, according to Bloomberg’s sources.

2021 GSR Scoreboard

2nd July, 2021

We are pleased to present the results of the 2021 edition of our GSR Scoreboard, which has become a critical tool of analysis of Sovereign Investors’ Governance, Sustainability and Resilience efforts.

Could Private Equity Deal by Mubadala and Bpifrance be a Sign of Things to Come for Africa?

1st July, 2021

Sub-Saharan Africa is the final frontier for state-owned investors (SOIs), offering potential large rewards – but also significant challenges. For patient investors capable of honing in on good deals, the region offers significant long-term returns that could generate big yields.

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