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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

The Challenges Facing South Korea’s New Pensions Supremo

7th September, 2022

South Korea’s National Pension Service (NPS) has appointed a new chair as the fund faces a set of challenges amid an increasingly difficult economic outlook.

Sovereign Investors Undaunted by Indian Renewables Setback

6th September, 2022

The slump in New York-listed Azure Power’s stock value has cast a pall over strategy of state-owned investors who have sunk million in the Indian renewables sector.

Saudi Arabia's PIF Flies High With New Flag-Carrier

5th September, 2022

The world is set to see a new major flag carrier in the aviation industry, courtesy of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) which is establishing a new airline with a US$30 billion capital injection.

Special Announcement: The SWF Academy

2nd September, 2022

After several months of hard work, we are delighted to announce the launch of the SWF Academy, in partnership with London Business School (LBS). The new Executive Education course will be offered a few times a year at LBS campuses in London and Dubai, providing the future leaders of Sovereign Investors with the right tools to succeed.

Fund of the Month (Sep'22): COFIDES

1st September, 2022

In the past few years, Spain’s COFIDES has become a very active manager of Sovereign capital, financing over 1,000 projects in over 100 countries and establishing partnerships with GCC funds including OIA, QIA and Mubadala. We had the great pleasure of talking with its Director-General, Rodrigo Madrazo, about the fund’s current activities and future strategy.

Temasek Leads Investment in the Future of Food

31st August, 2022

Climate change and population growth, along with the conflict in Europe’s breadbasket Ukraine and soaring energy prices, are creating the ideal storm in which famines become more likely.

European Infra Push: Emirati Funds Target Greece, Canadians Aim at Germany

30th August, 2022

Emirati and Canadian funds are following a similar pattern in Europe, pledging big capital injections in infrastructure following top-level bilateral diplomacy.

NPS loses US$ 57 billion in the first half of 2022, alternatives reach 15.3%

29th August, 2022

One of the world’s largest pension schemes, South Korea’s National Pension Service (NPS), released on Monday its latest results and the numbers are worrisome. In the first half of 2022, the investment manager had an investment return of -8.0%, translating into a loss of US$ 57 billion for South Korean pensioners.

Liquid Assets Dragged AP funds in H1, But Do Alternatives Deliver Long-Term Yield?

26th August, 2022

The H1 performance of Sweden’s public pension funds, overseen by AP-Fondon, appeared to confirm what institutional investors have always thought - private markets are a good hedge against public market volatility - but Global SWF research finds that the truth is far more complex.

Will Saudi's Sovereign Wealth Fund Take Control of Healthcare?

25th August, 2022

Saudi Arabia’s creation of a new Health Holding Company (HHC) raises the prospect that its sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund (PIF), will follow Abu Dhabi’s ADQ in taking control of local health services both as a strategic concern and as a commercial enterprise.

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