Indonesia: The Venture Capital Frontier for Singapore’s Sovereign Investors

23rd September, 2022

Over the past four years, sovereign investors have stumped up nearly US$2 billion in Indonesian startups, the majority funded by Singapore’s GIC and Temasek.

Washington Weighs in With US$500mn Check For Asian Real Estate

22nd September, 2022

The US$192 billion Washington State Investment Board (WSIB) has pledged another US$500 million into Hong Kong-based Asian real estate investor Crane Capital, bringing its total backing to US$1.5 billion – representing an example of how state-owned investors seek to build partnerships in real estate.

Transition Over Exclusion: Greening Portfolios

21st September, 2022

Exclusion of carbon-intensive assets is the easiest way of achieving a greener portfolio, but Canadian state-owned investor Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) believes pension funds can do one better than simply divesting from fossil fuels to address climate change.

The Big Apple is Blossoming as PIF Begins Hiring for its New NYC Office

20th September, 2022

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) is expanding its international footprint with its New York City office ramping up personnel to originate new deals that support its rapid growth.

SWFs Are Key Backers of Porsche’s Mega-IPO – And Have Their Eyes on the Future of Motoring

19th September, 2022

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), Norway’s Norges Bank, and Abu Dhabi’s ADQ are joining with institutional investor T. Rowe Price as key cornerstone investors in the EUR9.4 billion IPO of Porsche AG, together committing up to EUR3.7 billion - signalling that SWFs' interest in the automotive industry continues to grow.

Arab Gulf Funds Venture into the Central Asian Frontier

16th September, 2022

Collectively known as the “stans”, the former Soviet republics of Central Asia are mineral wealthy, but often overlooked beyond their energy sectors – but sovereign wealth funds from the Arabian Gulf region are seeking to change this.

GIC Finds Sanctuary from Global Crises in Blockbuster US Real Estate Deal

15th September, 2022

A blockbuster deal backed by GIC to take real estate investment trust Store Capital Corporation private is proof that Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund is continuing its swing towards US real estate – as a bolt hole from economic uncertainty.

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

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