London-based Kuwait Investment Office concludes search for CEO

17th August, 2023

On Wednesday, the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) appointed Abdulmohsin Al Mukhaizeem as permanent President and Chief Executive Officer for its London branch, the Kuwait Investment Office (KIO).

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NBIM Surge Supported by Tech Stocks, But Long-Term Risks Remain

16th August, 2023

The Norwegian sovereign wealth goliath Norges Bank (NBIM) has excelled in its performance over the first half of the year, with a 9.8% return helping to turn around a dismal performance in 2022 when it reported a 14.1% loss, equivalent to US$164 billion.

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Lucid Clouds PIF's Robust US Equities Performance

15th August, 2023

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) reported 9.6% growth in its US equity holdings to US$38.9 billion in Q2, with electric vehicle manufacturer Lucid contributing just 16% of the increase despite representing 24% of the portfolio.

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Neymar's Signing to PIF-Backed Club Illustrates Saudi Bid to Become Global Soccer Leader

14th August, 2023

Deep Saudi pockets have enabled the Kingdom’s Pro League side Al-Hilal to snap up Brazilian international Neymar for a cool US$110 million fee, plus a two-year deal that will net him an estimated US$175 million.

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Movers & Shakers, Summer Edition

11th August, 2023

August is normally a prolific month for appointments and new hires, especially among those funds in the Northern Hemisphere and for those executives with families that need to relocate and find new schools. Here’s an update of what is happening around the human capital of Sovereign Investors:

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OMERS Ventures walks out of London, too

9th August, 2023

OMERS Ventures, the Venture Capital arm of the Ontario public pension fund, announced on Wednesday that it is closing its London program. Of the team members based in the City, managing partners Jambu Palaniappan, Harry Briggs and an associate are reportedly leaving the firm, while managing partner Henry Gladwyn and another associate will relocate to New York to kick off the new team there.

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PIF takes a hit in 2022, pivots towards Saudi holdings

7th August, 2023

The Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, known as PIF, finally released its 2022 annual report on Sunday, and there is plenty of information to digest in the 140-page document.

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ADQ and IHC: The Blurred Boundaries of Abu Dhabi State Capitalism

3rd August, 2023

Abu Dhabi sovereign fund ADQ and IHC Capital, which is linked to the ruling family, are planning to consolidate property and events assets into Q Holding to create a regional leader in the real estate and hospitality sector.

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Oman's SWF OIA Impresses with Strong Return and Portfolio Growth

2nd August, 2023

The Oman Investment Authority (OIA) has released one of the most comprehensive disclosures of any Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund, reporting an 8.8% annual return and total AUM of OMR17.9 billion (US$46.6 billion) in 2022, an increase of approximately 11%.

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Fund of the Month (Aug'23): Fonds Souverain de Djibouti (FSD)

1st August, 2023

Among the newest sovereign wealth funds in Africa, the Fonds Souverain de Djibouti (FSD) can be considered a hidden gem. The fund was established in 2020 to help improve governance and catalyze investments in strategic sectors to build long-term wealth for future generations. We had the great pleasure of speaking with its CEO, Mr. Slim Feriani, about the fund’s history, current status and developments, and future plans.

Mozambique Seeks to Relaunch Plan for Multi-Billion Gas-Backed Sovereign Fund

31st July, 2023

Mozambique is set to relaunch its plans for a sovereign wealth fund funded by LNG exports, which stalled in recent years amid instability in the country’s gas-rich north.

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Saudi's PIF Cements Relations with Oman's Sovereign Fund for Long-Term Co-operation

28th July, 2023

Oman and Saudi Arabia have strengthened their bonds with the signing of a memorandum of understanding between their sovereign wealth funds, the Oman Investment Authority (OIA) and the Public Investment Fund (PIF).

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