2nd September, 2021
The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority reported growth of 250% in just six years to US$3.5 billion in its latest annual report and is set to press further with infrastructure development and investment in innovation under a new board announced by President Muhammadu Buhari this week.
1st September, 2021
Temasek is establishing a suite of its own in-house startups that are bolstering Singapore’s tech ecosystem and point to a new strategy that will be keenly studied by other state-owned investors (SOIs).
1st September, 2021
On August 3, Alaska PFC reported its best annual performance ever, with a 29.7% return, and an all-time peak AuM of US$ 81.1 billion. A month before that, it had unveiled its strategy up to June 2025, when it expects private markets to rise to 40% of its portfolio. We had the immense pleasure of talking with Ms. Angela Rodell, who on October 1 will stand as the world’s only female CEO of a SWF.
30th August, 2021
The China Investment Corporation (CIC) has followed the trends of other sovereign wealth funds, reporting double-digit growth for 2020, but underneath the headline figures there are signs of ongoing changes in strategy and organization.
27th August, 2021
Recent annual returns by state-owned investors have demonstrated that the rally in public equities has boosted portfolios, but long-term returns suggest private markets generate stronger yield.
26th August, 2021
Australia’s Future Fund posted its best result in its history for the financial year to end-June with an annual return of 22.2%, up from -0.9% in FY2019/20, which put its total assets under management at A$196.8 billion (US$147.6 billion).
25th August, 2021
The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has indicated it is seeking to pump investment into Central Asia’s biggest economy Kazakhstan just months after Emirati fund Mubadala forged deals in the country’s renewable energy sector. Gulf funds are not simply looking for business ventures that generate yield to fulfil their mandate, but also to support economic diplomacy and "soft power" of their governments.
24th August, 2021
Saudi Arabia is determined to leverage its oil wealth to finance its transition to sustainable energy with its Public Investment Fund backing investment in solar energy.
23rd August, 2021
The Sovereign Fund of Egypt (TSFE) is seeking to channel capital into a range of economic and social development projects, from education to utilities, through public-private-partnerships (PPPs), emulating state-owned investors established in India (NIIF) and Indonesia (INA).
20th August, 2021
The formation of a US clean energy firm Arevon Energy by APG, CalSTRS and ADIA this week comes hot on the heels of US Senate approval of a US$1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill that underscores the Biden administration’s renewable energy agenda.
19th August, 2021
The Canadian public pension fund Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) reported a mid-year return of 5.6% for end-June, outperforming its benchmark return of 4.4% due to robust performance in real assets and bringing net assets to C$390 billion (US$304 billion).
18th August, 2021
One of Abu Dhabi's state-owned investors, the US$243 billion Mubadala Investment Company, is working to attract third-party capital from institutional investors as part of its ambitious bid to double its AUM by the end of the decade.