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Could Private Equity Deal by Mubadala and Bpifrance be a Sign of Things to Come for Africa?

1st July, 2021

Sub-Saharan Africa is the final frontier for state-owned investors (SOIs), offering potential large rewards – but also significant challenges. For patient investors capable of honing in on good deals, the region offers significant long-term returns that could generate big yields.

Fund of the Month (Jul'21) and GSR Scoreboard Leader: Future Fund

1st July, 2021

For second year in a row, the Future Fund is the only State-Owned Investor to achieve a perfect score (25 of 25 elements) in our GSR Scoreboard. The Australian investor has performed well in both rising and falling markets for the past 15 years, while pursuing excellence in transparency, responsible investing, and resilience.

Temasek Leads Singapore’s Bid for Tech Hub Status

29th June, 2021

The island nation’s state-owned investor Temasek is ensuring it remains ahead of the pack in the tech revolution by pouring venture capital into promising domestic start-ups. The island nation’s state-owned investor Temasek is ensuring it remains ahead of the pack in the tech revolution by pouring venture capital into promising domestic start-ups.

CPP and AIMCo Back North America 5G Drive with US$2 Billion Investment

28th June, 2021

Two Canadian public pension funds, CPP Investments and AIMCo, have committed nearly US$2 billion of capital to an Australia-based wireless and broadcast networks provider, BAI Communications, which they have co-owned since 2009.

ABP's Failure to Switch from Fossil Fuels to Green Investments has Hit Returns - Global SWF Research

25th June, 2021

Dutch fund manager APG, which oversees the US$606 billion ABP civil service pension fund, has paid a heavy opportunity cost by maintaining exposures to fossil fuels instead diverting capital into green energy, according to research by Global SWF commissioned by Dutch environmental campaign group Fossielvrij.

Investment in Healthcare by State Investors Goes Through the Roof

24th June, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has prompted a massive shift in capital towards healthcare, with this week seeing Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC invest US$180 million in the healthcare business of Malaysia’s Sunway.

Pandemic Boosted SWF Domestic Investment

23rd June, 2021

Sovereign wealth funds ramped up investment in their local economies in response to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Global SWF research has found.

Details of Saudi Arabia's Plans for US$250 billion Social Welfare Giant

22nd June, 2021

Saudi Arabia has made a giant leap in the restructuring of its social insurance and pension system with the announced merger of the General Organization of Social Insurance (GOSI) and the Public Pension Agency (PPA) to form a US$250 billion fund.

Are State-Owned Investors Shifting Priorities in Real Estate?

21st June, 2021

The pandemic appeared to pour cold water on the premium office and residential market as far as state-owned investors were concerned - but the situation could be shifting.

PSP Reports Strong Returns as it Evolves its Strategy

17th June, 2021

Canada’s PSP Investments has reported its best performance in a decade with a 18.4% net return for FY2021, ending March 31. Not content in resting on its laurels, the fund is driving forward the evolution of its top-down total portfolio strategy and the development of data analytics to further improve decision-making.

"UK Offers Big Untapped VC Potential for SWFs" - Global SWF CEO Tells UK Parliament

16th June, 2021

State-owned investors overhauled their approach to investment in the UK due to Brexit and the impact of Covid-19, Global SWF CEO Diego López told the UK’s House of Commons Select Committee on International Trade today.

Korean Pension Giant Backs Domestic Ride-Hailing Leader

15th June, 2021

Ride hailing apps have generated huge interest among state-owned investors looking for market disruption and the next competitor to Uber. South Korean public pension fund giant the National Pension Service (NPS) has backed domestic ride-hailing firm Kakao Mobility with a US$100 million investment.

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