16th July, 2021
The US$473 billion pension fund CalPERS earned a net return of 21.3% in the latest fiscal year ending June 30, narrowly missing its benchmark return by 40 basis points.
15th July, 2021
The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has become the eighth state-owned investor to set up an office in Singapore in a bid to gain exposure to Asian markets.
14th July, 2021
The US office real estate market has received a US$1 billion boost, supported by Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC and Canada’s biggest public pension fund CPP Investments, alongside property developer Boston Properties. GIC has allocated US$500 million to the program, while CPP and Boston Properties have each allocated US$250 million..
13th July, 2021
Temasek’s eyewatering 24.5% one-year return in FY2020/21 came on the back of record investment of S$49 billion (up 50%) with divestment pushing S$39 billion. Global SWF takes a deep dive into its strategy and performance and scrutinizes its transaction activity over recent years.
12th July, 2021
One of India’s leading e-commerce companies Flipkart has raised US$3.6 billion in a funding round that has attracted the support of an array of state-owned investors, demonstrating the enduring attraction of the country’s digital economy despite a sluggish recovery in household consumption.
9th July, 2021
Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala has resorted to debt and equity markets to generate cash for new acquisitions as it surges ahead with an investment drive at breakneck speed.
8th July, 2021
Southeast Asia’s digital infrastructure development has received backing from Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund ADIA with a US$500 million investment in EdgePoint Infrastructure.
7th July, 2021
The pandemic has not deterred Canada’s CPP Investments from joining the multi-billion pound bidding war for British supermarket chain Morrisons, as retail revives and investors look to growth in both real estate values and online grocery sales.
6th July, 2021
Israel’s plan to launch a sovereign wealth fund – the Israel Citizens’ Fund – this year has been scuppered due to lower-than-expected revenue from tax on excess profits on gas and other natural resources. The Middle Eastern state’s experience underscores the challenges faced by governments seeking to leverage excesses of commodity revenues or foreign exchange reserves to establish an SWF.
5th July, 2021
Australian real estate is proving to be a big draw for state-owned investors with the latest transaction involving an Australian-Canadian partnership buying up Moorebank Logistics Park (MLP) in southwest Sydney for A$1.67 billion.
3rd July, 2021
The world’s oldest sovereign wealth fund Kuwait Investment Authority’s total assets have ballooned to US$670 billion marking a gain of 33%, according to Bloomberg’s sources.
2nd July, 2021
We are pleased to present the results of the 2021 edition of our GSR Scoreboard, which has become a critical tool of analysis of Sovereign Investors’ Governance, Sustainability and Resilience efforts.