Are Arab SWFs Returning to London’s Prime Retail Real Estate Market?

28th July, 2021

The auctioning of London-based luxury store chain Selfridges appears to be re-engaging Arab SWFs with the British capital’s premium real estate market.

State Investors Back US$7bn Brookfield Global Transition Fund

27th July, 2021

Four leading state-owned investors have thrown their weight behind the Brookfield Global Transition Fund to invest in clean energy and bolster the Paris climate commitment of net zero by 2050.

Sovereign Funds report record performances, AuM nears $30tn

27th July, 2021

Last Friday, GIC reported its best results in a long time, with rolling returns improving significantly and implying an annual yield for FY21 of 37.5%. Yesterday it was BCI who reported a 16.5% (FY ending on March 31) and CalSTRS who announced a record of 27.2% (FY ending on June 30).

GIC breaks all records in its 40th birthday

25th July, 2021

The Singaporean Sovereign Wealth Fund just released its latest results coinciding with the 40th anniversary since its establishment in May 1981 and has reasons to be very proud.

Intel Deal Could Give Mubadala Massive Boost for VC Drive

21st July, 2021

Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala could earn up to US$30 billion from selling its semiconductor business GlobalFoundries to Intel - US$10 billion more than the enterprise value estimated earlier this year when it mooted an IPO.

Rwanda Set to Take the Agaciro fund to the next level

20th July, 2021

The Rwandan government has appointed seven new board members from the global asset management industry to the Agaciro Development Fund as it seeks to take the sovereign wealth fund to the next level.

PIF Takes Bets on the Future of Motoring

19th July, 2021

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) is ramping up its investments in the car industry with a focus on the luxury and electric vehicles markets.

CalPERS Return Narrowly Misses Benchmark, Fails to Fill CIO and Faces LT Funding Concerns

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.

QIA Joins the Singapore Rush

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.

GIC-CPP Office Platform Signals Revival of Interest in US Real Estate

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..

Temasek Shrugs Off Risks and Delivers Strong Return

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.

State-Owned Investors Boost Indian E-commerce Leader Flipkart in Multi-Billion Funding Round

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.

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