ADIA Surges and Focuses on North America and Active Management

27th October, 2022

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) has finally published its 2021 annual report, indicating strong annual returns supported by surging public equities that lifted its 20-year annualized rate from 6.0% to 7.3% - although the world since end-2021 has transformed and the situation is significantly different 10 months on.

Inflation Challenges Australian Funds’ CPI-Linked Returns Targets

26th October, 2022

Australian inflation soared to a 32-year high in Q3 amid rising costs of house building and energy prices, and if sustained it could challenge AustralianSuper’s returns targets.

Renewable Investments Surge Ahead of COP27

25th October, 2022

As the world builds up to the COP27 summit in Egypt next month, Canadian and Arabian Gulf state-owned investors have ramped up their commitments to renewable energy.

TAQA stock rallies, ADQ portfolio reaches US$ 157 billion

24th October, 2022

Since entering Abu Dhabi’s landscape four years ago, ADQ has been subject of many headlines. The Sovereign Investor has been tasked with managing an impressive portfolio of national champions, from energy and transportation, to financial services and healthcare. In March 2021, Global SWF were first to estimate ADQ’s assets under management at US$ 110 billion after a detailed analysis of its major assets.

Hong Kong Claws Back Reputation with Co-Investment Fund

21st October, 2022

The Hong Kong SAR government is seeking to turn its back on a turbulent period with efforts to entice investors, including the establishment of a HK$30 billion (US$3.82 billion) a co-investment fund, under a new Hong Kong Investment Corporation (HKIC).

Canadian Pension Funds Ride the Wave of Life Science Real Estate Investments

20th October, 2022

Norway’s US$1.2 trillion sovereign wealth fund manager Norges Bank (NBIM) and the US$185 billion Canadian Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP) have kicked off their GBP1.5 billion UK life science real estate partnership with an acquisition in the university city of Cambridge.

Russia Re-purposes NWF In Defense of Sanctions-Hit Aeroflot

19th October, 2022

Russia’s fiscal stabilization fund is increasingly being used to support the government’s “war economy” as sanctions bite.

ADQ Adds Etihad to its Growing Aviation Portfolio

18th October, 2022

Abu Dhabi’s infrastructure-oriented sovereign wealth fund ADQ has taken full control of the Etihad Aviation Group (EAG), adding it to an aviation portfolio that also includes Abu Dhabi Airports, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi and ADQ Aviation & Aerospace Services Company.

Lagos Joins a Surge of New Sub-National SWFs

17th October, 2022

Nigeria’s financial heart, Lagos, is launching a sovereign wealth fund of its own – the Lagos State Wealth Fund – representing the latest in a surge new sub-national SWFs, from Brazil to Malaysia.

Mubadala Expands European Telecoms Infra Interests

14th October, 2022

The acquisition of a stake in GlobalConnect Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund Mubadala marks a deepening of its exposure to European telecoms following a US$1 billion investment in CityFibre, Britain's biggest independent provider of full-fibre broadband infrastructure.

CPP Joins Ground-Breaking Kuwaiti-Managed Private Equity Platform

13th October, 2022

Capital Constellation, managed by Kuwait’s Wafra, has won a new partner in Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP), which joins an array of state-owned investors backing the private equity platform.

The Green March of India’s Billionaires: Sovereign Funds Join the Parade

12th October, 2022

With favorable long-term development objectives, ESG opportunities and rapid demographic and consumer change, Indian infrastructure investment has attracted sovereign wealth funds and public pension funds over recent years.

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