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.

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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.

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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.

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Fund of the Month (Sep'22): Compañía Española de Financiación del Desarrollo (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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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QIA Pledges Multi-Billion Investments in Egypt and Pakistan

24th August, 2022

Qatar is a master of punching above its weight in geopolitical and economic terms, using its natural resource wealth to advantage its influence and connections throughout the world.

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African SWFs: The Art of Patience

23rd August, 2022

The development of African sovereign wealth funds is a slow process and missed targets are the norm, but a combination of the continent’s natural wealth, human resources and political will are facilitating progress.

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IPO of Kazakhstan’s Oil Company Will Fund Samruk-Kazyna’s Economic Diversification Push

22nd August, 2022

Kazakhstan’s sovereign wealth fund, Samruk-Kazyna, is preparing to float a stake in oil company KazMunayGas (KMG) to raise “hundreds of million of dollars”, which will help fund a pipeline of projects including the development of renewable energy.

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