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ADQ Follows an Emirati Tradition and Snaps Up Major Stake in PE Firm

16th November, 2022

In its first investment in the US, Abu Dhabi’s ADQ has taken a major stake in private equity firm Vistria Capital, following a growing trend among sovereign wealth funds buying equity in General Partnerships.

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BlackRock and Saudi Arabia Draw Closer in Infra Partnership

15th November, 2022

BlackRock continues to forge relationships with the sovereign investor universe with this week witnessing an agreement with Saudi Arabia’s US$620 billion Public Investment Fund (PIF) to pursue joint investment opportunities in the Kingdom’s infrastructure sector.

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Indonesia’s SWF Teams Up With Chinese Investors to Push EV Development

14th November, 2022

The Indonesia Investment Authority (INA) has teamed up with Chinese investors to boost the country’s EV value chain as Southeast Asia’s most populous country presses ahead with a green automotive revolution.

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CIC Reaches New Heights and Pivots to Alternatives and the USA

11th November, 2022

The China Investment Corporation's (CIC) annual report released today showed the fund had notched up a record AUM of US$1.35 trillion at end-2021 with its foreign portfolio reporting a return of 14.3% - and signs are that this year it has surpassed Norway’s NBIM to become the world’s biggest ever sovereign wealth fund.

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CDPQ Prepares for Asia Real Estate Push

10th November, 2022

One of Canada’s biggest public pension funds, Québec’s CDPQ, is set to see an increase in its Asia property exposure as its real estate arm Ivanhoé Cambridge looks to expand its investments in the region’s logistics, residential, life science and mixed use sectors.

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Arab Funds Seek to Score Goals Ahead of Qatar 2022

9th November, 2022

The FIFA World Cup is putting Qatar on the map, but other Gulf states are looking to ramp up investments in football in the bid to capitalize on growth in the sport.

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PIF Builds Its Own Electric Car

8th November, 2022

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund (PIF), is emerging as a leading financier of electric vehicles with the launch of its own indigenous brand, Ceer, in a joint venture with and Taiwan-based Hon Hai Precision Industry Company (Foxconn).

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The Battle of Goliaths: Why GPIF is Outperforming NBIM in 2022

7th November, 2022

Japan’s goliath US$1.34 trillion pension fund, the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), has racked up an impressive performance in the face of major challenges, with a return for Q1-Q3 of the current calendar year of -3.8% - thanks to yen depreciation, a high allocation to fixed income and the Tosho’s relatively benign performance.

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QIA Considers Throwing a Lifeline to Troubled Credit Suisse

4th November, 2022

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) is undeterred by the plummeting value of its stockholding in Credit Suisse Group and is preparing to invest in a share sale alongside the Saudi National Bank, according to the Financial Times.

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GIC Strengthens Alliance with ESR in Asian Real Estate

3rd November, 2022

GIC has stumped up US$480 million in capital for yet another joint investment platform in real estate with ESR, cementing the ties between the Singaporean sovereign wealth fund and the Hong Kong-listed Asian real estate manager.

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Ethiopia, Abu Dhabi and Qatar Back Red Sea Infrastructure Boom

2nd November, 2022

The Red Sea continues to draw billions of dollars of investment from sovereign wealth funds, which are keen to capitalize on the resources and strategic position it occupies in global trade.

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Fund of the Month (Nov'22): Greece's GrowthFund (fka HCAP)

1st November, 2022

The past couple of years have been quite eventful for Greece’s SWF, as it rebranded from HCAP to Growthfund, appointed a new CEO and joined the international scene, including membership of the One Planet SWF network and the EMENA SWF foundation. We had the pleasure of speaking with its CEO, Gregory D. Dimitriadis, about the fund’s momentum and future plans.

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