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PIF Strikes Deal for Saudi Tourism and Launches Airline for NEOM

14th September, 2022

Saudi Arabia’s ambition to become a global tourism destination is led by the US$620 billion Public Investment Fund (PIF), which this week announced it would acquire a 30% stake in Almosafer Travel & Tourism Co., a unit of Riyadh-listed Seera Group Holding for SAR1.55 billion (US$412 million).

Canadian Funds Divest US Road Asset as they Tilt Towards Asian and European Infra

14th September, 2022

Canadian public pension funds CPP Investments and Ontario’s OMERS have cashed in their investment in Skyway Concession Company (SCC) at twice the value they invested, supporting the idea that infrastructure is a hedge against volatility in more liquid assets, such as public equities.

NZ Super Hit by Equities Slump, Losing US$3.4bn In H1 With -10.7% Return – But Still Beats Benchmark

12th September, 2022

New Zealand’s sovereign wealth fund, NZ Super, witnessed a -10.7% return in the first half of 2022, according to Global SWF calculations, as the decline in equities wiped NZ$5.6 billion (US$3.4 billion) off its portfolio value.

What does a Lula Victory Mean for Sovereign Investors in Brazil?

9th September, 2022

The front-runner in the Brazilian presidential election Lula da Silva looks set to take aim at the privatization of the country’s refineries, putting him on collision course with Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala.

Egypt’s SWF Prepares IPOs with Arab Gulf Backing

8th September, 2022

A new sub-fund is being established by The Sovereign Fund of Egypt (TSFE) to pool assets for public listing, attracting the interest of Gulf region’s sovereign wealth funds

The Challenges Facing South Korea’s New Pensions Supremo

7th September, 2022

South Korea’s National Pension Service (NPS) has appointed a new chair as the fund faces a set of challenges amid an increasingly difficult economic outlook.

Sovereign Investors Undaunted by Indian Renewables Setback

6th September, 2022

The slump in New York-listed Azure Power’s stock value has cast a pall over strategy of state-owned investors who have sunk million in the Indian renewables sector.

Saudi Arabia's PIF Flies High With New Flag-Carrier

5th September, 2022

The world is set to see a new major flag carrier in the aviation industry, courtesy of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) which is establishing a new airline with a US$30 billion capital injection.

Special Announcement: The SWF Academy

2nd September, 2022

After several months of hard work, we are delighted to announce the launch of the SWF Academy, in partnership with London Business School (LBS). The new Executive Education course will be offered a few times a year at LBS campuses in London and Dubai, providing the future leaders of Sovereign Investors with the right tools to succeed.

Fund of the Month (Sep'22): COFIDES

1st September, 2022

In the past few years, Spain’s COFIDES has become a very active manager of Sovereign capital, financing over 1,000 projects in over 100 countries and establishing partnerships with GCC funds including OIA, QIA and Mubadala. We had the great pleasure of talking with its Director-General, Rodrigo Madrazo, about the fund’s current activities and future strategy.

Temasek Leads Investment in the Future of Food

31st August, 2022

Climate change and population growth, along with the conflict in Europe’s breadbasket Ukraine and soaring energy prices, are creating the ideal storm in which famines become more likely.

European Infra Push: Emirati Funds Target Greece, Canadians Aim at Germany

30th August, 2022

Emirati and Canadian funds are following a similar pattern in Europe, pledging big capital injections in infrastructure following top-level bilateral diplomacy.

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