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Ethiopia’s SWF Approaches First Anniversary With Solar Deal and New Stock Exchange Plan

18th January, 2023

Ethiopia Investment Holding (EIH) has been in existence for less than a year, but is already taking great strides in co-investments to develop the domestic economy.

Spanish Solar and Wind Investment Marks Another Small Step for NBIM's Renewables Strategy

17th January, 2023

NBIM’s acquisition of a 49% interest in a 1.3GW portfolio of solar plants and onshore wind farms located in Spain marks the first investment in unlisted renewables in nearly two years, but the Norwegian SWF is a long way short of its initial target of 2% AUM in the sector.

From Microfinance to Port Infrastructure, Egypt’s SWF is Channelling FDI

16th January, 2023

Egypt has accelerated inward investment into its economy through the deployment of its young and growing sovereign wealth fund as a go-to partner for foreign investors seeking to penetrate North Africa’s biggest economy.

Abu Dhabi Builds Integrated Healthcare and Pharma Sector Through its SWFs

13th January, 2023

Mubadala took another step in the development of its life science cluster with a new joint venture with National Resilience, which will operate a new biopharma manufacturing plant built by the sovereign fund.

It’s Time for Kazakhstan to Shine

12th January, 2023

Kazakhstan has always been home of significant Sovereign Wealth, due to vast gas reserves and annual revenues. The country’s most known and largest SWF is Samruk-Kazyna, which was modeled after Temasek and was born out of the merger of two holding companies, Samruk and Kazyna in 2008.

PIF: Saudi Arabia’s Banyan Tree

12th January, 2023

The Public Investment Fund (PIF) is growing more and more like a banyan tree: developing accessory trunks that allow it to spread outwards indefinitely. The Saudi SWF has a central strategy, which is “driving the growth of new sectors, companies and jobs, as a catalyst of Vision 2030” but is writing history as it goes.

Canadian Funds’ War for Talent

11th January, 2023

On Monday, the Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo), the province’s US$ 129 billion manager of pension and sovereign capital, announced the appointment of David Scudellari as Senior Executive Managing Director, and Head of International Investments. David served for seven years at the US$ 185 billion Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) where he opened the New York office; built a US$ 22 billion global credit business, and acted as interim CFO and Head of Credit and Private Equity. The poaching seemed amicable, and shortly after the announcement, AIMCo and PSP announced a new agreement that will allow AIMCo leverage PSP’s private credit origination capabilities, which David built.

China's Lockdown Easing Set to Revive SWF Activity - and Potential New Overseas Offices

9th January, 2023

China’s removal of quarantine requirements for inbound travelers has signalled that borders are reopened after three years of strict pandemic-related travel restrictions.

Mubadala Leads Another Weighty Move By Abu Dhabi Into Global Private Credit Markets

6th January, 2023

Mubadala has pledged US$2 billion to a new US$2.5 billion joint venture with Alpha Dhabi to co-invest in credit opportunities over the next five years, in a strategic partnership with Apollo.

NIIF-Brokered Partnership Gives a Boost to India’s Data Center Industry

5th January, 2023

India’s National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) has teamed up with Digital Edge and AGP to create an India portfolio of hyperscale data centers – starting with a US$2 billion investment in one of the country’s biggest facilities, a greenfield 300MW hyperscale facility in Navi Mumbai.

Abu Dhabi SWFs Will Feature Prominently in Emirate’s “Sustainability Week” Ahead of COP28

4th January, 2023

Abu Dhabi will be showcasing its green credentials at the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) with its sovereign wealth funds positioned at the forefront of the energy transition.

GIC’s P3 European Logistics Platform Set to Reach US$9bn

3rd January, 2023

The completion of a tender award for the first logistics area at the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport City to P3 Group will help raise the value of GIC’s European logistics real estate platform to around US$9 billion in 2023, securing its place as one of Europe’s biggest logistics investors.

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