Jury is Still Out on UK Future Fund Success, While a British SWF Remains Elusive

18th May, 2023

Britain’s “Future Fund”, overseen by the state-owned British Business Bank (BBB), is completing its third year of operations this week having delivered GBP1.14 billion of investment in startups during the pandemic – yet performance is mixed, criticism is fierce, and the possibility of a fully-fledged UK sovereign wealth fund remains dim.

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Saudi Arabia's Public Pension Fund GOSI Breaks Into Global Top 10

17th May, 2023

Hassana, the manager of Saudi Arabia’s General Organization of Social Insurance (GOSI), has revealed that its total portfolio is worth an incredible US$320 billion, following a two-year process of absorbing Raidah which managed the Public Pension Agency (PPA).

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PIF Reverses Public Equity Losses in Q1, But Lucid Remains a Drag

16th May, 2023

Saudi Arabia’s US$730 billion sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund (PIF), threw its weight behind green energy, gaming and the internet in the first quarter, while slashing exposure to payments processor Visa and Chinese e-commerce company Pinduoduo.

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Nigeria’s New SWF Leadership Targets Green Energy and Healthcare

15th May, 2023

Nigeria’s sovereign fund is set to fuel the country’s infrastructure growth with up to US$1 billion in a three-year program of investment in solar energy and healthcare.

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Taiwan’s Central Bank Resists Forex-Funded SWF

12th May, 2023

Governments favor sovereign wealth funds as vehicles that can put cash to good use, whether for fiscal stabilization, inter-generational savings and strategic economic development – but Taiwan’s central bank has lodged its objection to Taipei’s plans for a fund that could utilize foreign exchange reserves.

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Son’s Sun Sets on Tech Vision for PIF and Mubadala

11th May, 2023

Sovereign wealth funds of Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi - the Public Investment Fund (PIF) and Mubadala – continue to be major losers of Masayoshi Son’s Vision Fund gambles on tech venture capital.

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Mubadala Set to Become a World-Leader in Private Credit Investment

10th May, 2023

Mubadala is furthering its ambition to become a major player in global credit markets with the expected purchase of asset manager Fortress Investment Group from SoftBank Group for US$3 billion, according to the FT.

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India’s NIIF Seeks Fresh Capital and UAE Backing

9th May, 2023

India’s state-owned strategic fund the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) is planning to launch a second fund of funds this year to inject US$1 billion in liquidity into funds operated by local asset managers, according to The Mint – the fund has made no official announcement.

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Global SWF participates in the launch of Kosovo SWF

8th May, 2023

Last Sunday, May 7, the Republic of Kosovo officially established its very own Sovereign Wealth Fund. The launch ceremony took place in Pristina with Prime Minister Albin Kurti acting as keynote speaker, and Germany’s independent foundation Friedrich Ebert Stifung (FES) acting as co-host of the event.

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CDPQ receives the “Fund of the Year” award from Global SWF

5th May, 2023

On April 20, Charles Emond, President and Chief Executive Officer of CDPQ, received from Diego Lopez, Founder and Managing Director of Global SWF, the physical award “Fund of the Year” at the headquarters of the Canadian pension manager in Montréal.

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Electrification of European Rail Boosted by Sovereign Funds

4th May, 2023

Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC has joined Canadian, Dutch and Abu Dhabi peers in Europe’s expansion of electric railways, a growth area that is backed by a modal shift to rail as a key enabler of the decarbonisation of supply chains.

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NZ Super best performing Sovereign Investor, CEO to leave by year-end

3rd May, 2023

As in 2021 and 2022, we have studied the performance of all major Sovereign Investors. By May, most organizations had already released results, although eight of the 50 funds featured below were yet to report them and we estimated their FY22 yield based on benchmarks. Whenever possible, returns are expressed in net, nominal terms.

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