8th June, 2022
Global SWF has taken stock of portfolio losses in local currency terms and finds that the value of state owned investors' AUM has taken a hammering since Russia’s military action in Ukraine with hundreds of billions of US dollars wiped off their portfolios - yet, there is still a chink of light in the gloom.
7th June, 2022
Canada’s CDPQ pension fund has deepened its relationship with Dubai World – a state holding company – by buying up a 22% stake in a range of infrastructure assets in the Emirate.
6th June, 2022
Temasek has launched a S$5 billion ($3.6 billion) investment platform focusing on carbon reduction, working with its Decarbonization Partners initiative with BlackRock, in a major new development of the Singaporean state-owned investor's strategy of backing solutions to climate change.
3rd June, 2022
The Public Investment Corporation (PIC), Africa's biggest pension manager with US$ 157 billion in AuM, has been buried in allegations of corruption since Jacob Zuma’s presidency. When Cyril Ramaphosa took office in 2018, he made his mission to root out such issues, including Zuma, the Guptas, and PIC. Four years later, it does not seem that things have improved much in the country or at the fund manager.
2nd June, 2022
Exactly a year after it first announced it, GIC has closed its first few hires in Australia and has opened an office in Sydney to manage its significant portfolio of assets Down Under. The first team members to be onboarded are a VP from Nuveen, an Associate from Fortius and another one from Credit Suisse. We expect the fund to name a head for the new office soon.
1st June, 2022
On January 31, 2022, the Federal Negarit Gazette of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia announced the establishment of the Ethiopian Investment Holdings (EIH) to serve as the country’s strategic investment arm. The fund will have an authorized capital of ETB 100 bn (US$ 1.9 bn at today’s exchange rate) and be seeded with over 43 public enterprises across different sectors, including Ethiopian Airlines, CBE and Ethio Telecom, as well as significant landholdings. We had the great pleasure of chatting with EIH’s CEO, Mr. Mamo Mihretu, and its Deputy CEO, Ms. Bilen Mammo, about the fund’s establishment and vision of the organization’s future.
31st May, 2022
Israel’s plan to launch a sovereign wealth fund – the Israel Citizens’ Fund (ICF) – is finally going ahead on Wednesday (June 1st) after years of delays and reduced expectations.
30th May, 2022
The Korea Investment Corporation (KIC) posted an annual return of 9.13% for 2021 with assets under management reaching US$205 billion – exceeding the US$200 billion mark in the first time in its 16 year history.
27th May, 2022
The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) is in competition with its Abu Dhabi peers in headline-grabbing multi-billion bilateral memoranda of understanding. Global SWF assesses whether these agreements worth more than the paper they are written on – and if they are simply part of Middle Eastern states’ exertion of soft power.
25th May, 2022
India is set for another injection of sovereign capital in its fast-growing renewable energy sector with new pledges of investment by Canadian, Middle Eastern and Singaporean funds.
24th May, 2022
The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) shrugged off the impact of market volatility to post its ninth successive year of earnings, but has warned 2022 could be the most challenging year yet due to the impact of inflation, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and supply chain bottlenecks on all asset classes.
23rd May, 2022
Saudi Arabia’s US$600 billion Public Investment Fund (PIF) has snapped up a 17% stake in Kingdom Holdings (KHC), a Saudi private investor in industry and real estate majority owned by its billionaire founder Prince Al Waleed bin Talal Al Saud, for US$1.5 billion – suggesting the two entities could align more closely in areas of common interest.