KIC Sets Up in San Francisco to Bolster its Tech Venture Capital Drive

26th March, 2021

Today’s opening of a San Francisco office by the Korean Investment Corporation (KIC) indicates the US$183 billion sovereign wealth fund is serious about its long-term commitment to US tech startups.

Pandemic Continues to Drive QIA's Investment in Healthcare and Tech Innovation

25th March, 2021

QIA’s purchase of EUR380 million (US$448 million) of new public equity issued by Siemens Healthineers is the latest and largest single private market transaction by the Qatari fund in the healthcare sector,.

Mubadala’s Multi-Billion Vote of Confidence in Post-Brexit Britain

24th March, 2021

Britain’s life sciences and renewables sectors gained the backing of Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala, which is looking to invest up to GBP5 billion in direct investments in private markets through to 2026.

NPS Creates Shockwaves As It Shifts From Domestic Equities to Foreign Alternatives

23rd March, 2021

Controversy surrounds the strategic decision by South Korea’s US$751 the National Pension Service (NPS) to rapidly exiting domestic public equities for foreign investment - and the impact this is having on retail investors.

Female Inclusion Survey: Gender Inequality Persists at the Top of State-Owned Investors

22nd March, 2021

State-Owned Investors have still a long way to go when it comes to diversity and inclusion.

Investors Flock to NSIA-Backed World-Scale Fertilizer Plant

19th March, 2021

Plans for a US$1.4 billion fertilizer plant in Nigeria backed by the country’s sovereign wealth fund have received strong interest from investors, potentially enabling the project to reduce its debt burden.

CalSTRS Forges Ahead with Surge into Real Estate

18th March, 2021

The US’s second largest PPF, the US$287 billion California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), is ramping up its exposure to the US real estate through its model of fostering co-investment platforms.

How Will Mexico Rebuild its Stabilization Fund?

17th March, 2021

Mexico felt the economic blow of draconian containment measures to tame soaring death rates – and a corresponding hit to public finances. Faced with a choice of borrowing, raising taxes or tapping into stabilization funds, Mexico opted for digging into its rainy-day fund.

Canadian Public Pension Funds Drive Domestic Tech VC Investment

16th March, 2021

Canadian public pension funds are helping drive growth in domestic tech venture capital amid signs of a surge in growth capital, with growing expectations that new innovative tech firms with global aspirations will remain in Canada and exit at high valuations.

Fintech Company Stripe Is First Direct Investment Under ISIF's New Leadership

15th March, 2021

Stripe has won a EUR42 million (US$50 million) investment from the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund to help the global payments tech company add over 1,000 jobs in the Irish economy over the next five years.

Renewables Drive Boosted by Italy’s SWF

12th March, 2021

Italian sovereign wealth fund Cassa Depositi e Prestiti Equity (CDP Equity) has forged a deal with Italy-based oil producer Eni to establish 1GW of solar and wind generating capacity.

Indian Renewables Investments Hit by Non-Payment

11th March, 2021

Outstanding payments to solar power generation companies (gencos) by cash-strapped distribution companies (discoms) in India is set to erode the foreign investor confidence in the sector – and will potentially hit the earnings of foreign state-owned investors.

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