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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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