Ethiopia’s EIH onboards 27 assets; Gabon’s FGIS signs up for NZAOA

27th June, 2022

The past few days have been quite eventful for African SWFs. Last week, nine of the most active strategic funds of the continent signed an MoU in Rabat to create the African Sovereign Investment Forum (ASIF).

Student Accommodation: A Hedge Against Risk

23rd June, 2022

Sovereign investors have devoted around US$11 billion to student accommodation from 2015, nearly half of which has come from Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC.

Qatar Aims to Recycle LNG Wealth Into Alternative Energy

22nd June, 2022

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) is set to gain a massive capital injection from soaring energy prices and output growth and it is setting out its plans for investment in blockchain, small modular reactors and a significant minority stake in Turkey’s Eurasia Tunnel.

Sovereign Investors Pour Billions Into Red Sea Ports and Logistics

21st June, 2022

The Red Sea is one of the world’s most strategically important trade routes and sovereign investors are bolstering infrastructure to capitalize on opportunities provided by the constant stream of cargo flowing between continents.

A new SWF Forum is born – will this make any change?

20th June, 2022

Today, nine SWFs from Africa came together in Rabat, Morocco, to sign a new partnership agreement, creating the “African Sovereign Investors Forum (ASIF)”. All of them except for Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund (GIIF) were already members of IFSWF, and four of them are also part of One Planet SWF Group.

Omani Fund Plans Big IPOs to Redeploy Capital

17th June, 2022

Oman’s sovereign wealth fund the Oman Investment Authority (OIA) is examining divesting from six state-owned assets as it seeks to both support the nation's finances and offer strategic investment.

2022 GSR report to be released in two weeks

17th June, 2022

In exactly two weeks, on July 1, Global SWF will release the third edition of its GSR Scoreboard, which studies the progress done by State-Owned Investors around Governance, Sustainability and Resilience.

IMCO Boosts Public Debt Allocation by US$1bn as Markets Roil

16th June, 2022

The US$57 billion Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO) is ramping up its allocation to actively managed public credit markets with a US$1 billion allocation to two global credit managers, it announced today – a move that Global SWF expects to see across the state-owned investor universe.

Canadian Pension Funds Accelerate Indian Roads Drive with US$816mn Investment

15th June, 2022

Two of Canada’s biggest public pension funds have ramped up their investments in the Indian road network, contributing a total of US$816 million to a US$1.2 billion deal to acquire assets from Brookfield.

Sovereign Investors Make a Tactical Movement on Chinese Stocks

15th June, 2022

Latest data gathered by Global SWF shows that most state-owned investors (SOIs) pivoted away from China in their public equity strategies.

Iran’s SWF is at US$ 139 billion and is ready to shine

13th June, 2022

Last Saturday, the National Development Fund of Iran (NDFI) unveiled a secret the international press had long wondered about: the current state of its balance sheet. And to the surprise of many, the number was US$ 139 billion, including US$ 110 billion in loans and US$ 29 billion in cash. According to Global SWF ranking, that makes it the world’s 17th largest SWF.

China’s external assets near US$ 10 trillion

10th June, 2022

Last week, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange, widely known as SAFE, released the latest data on China’s international investment position. SAFE functions as a bureau with vice-ministerial rank under the Central Bank, the People's Bank of China (PBOC), and manages the country’s foreign reserves among other external assets.

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