4th June, 2021
Russia’s decision to ditch the US$ from the holdings of the National Welfare Fund (NWF) and switch to other currencies reflects geopolitical dynamics as the Putin administration responds to US-led threats of sanctions – but threatens to expose the portfolio to higher levels of risk.
3rd June, 2021
India’s retail and office real estate is increasingly attractive to SOIs, just as interest has cooled in European real estate markets. And the punishing impact of the pandemic on the South Asian giant’s economy has not dented enthusiasm for the potentially strong long-term returns from this fast-growing country.
2nd June, 2021
German insurtech startup WeFox’s US$650 million Series C funding round has won the backing of Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala and Canadian public pension fund OMERS, making it one of the largest Series C venture capital rounds of all time.
1st June, 2021
We had the pleasure of catching up with Mr. Pascal Lagarde, Bpifrance's Executive Director of International, Strategy, Studies & Development.
31st May, 2021
Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC is set to join four other foreign state-owned investors in setting up an office in Sydney, Australia.
28th May, 2021
Korea’s leading state-owned investors, the National Pension Service (NPS) and the Korea Investment Corporation (KIC), have forged their first ever co-investment, piling a total of US$600 milllion into a US$2 billion North America logistics real estate fund managed by GLP Capital Partners.
27th May, 2021
Temasek has followed a clutch of state-owned investors in pouring more funds into private lending operations, seeking opportunities for growth despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
26th May, 2021
Singapore is always on the look out for innovation in agriculture to bolster domestic food security. The island city state’s strategic interest combined with Temasek’s appetite for tech venture capital and the emphasis on global sustainable food production is prompting the state-owned investor to deploy capital into agritech solutions.
25th May, 2021
Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC is buying a 30% stake in Starbucks Korea for KRW800 billion (US$713 million) from Starbucks Corp, reports EconoTimes.
24th May, 2021
Many state-owned investors have quickly adapted to crisis with bumper returns. Canada’s biggest public pension fund CPP Investments has ended its fiscal year with a net return of 20.4%, its highest ever. CPP Investments’ net assets were boosted by C$87.6 billion to C$497.2 billion.
21st May, 2021
An agreement for a US$3.75 billion infrastructure platform marks the first investment vehicle for the Indonesia Investment Authority (INA), backed by Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and APG Financial. The consortium will invest in toll roads with assessments of opportunities over the next six months.
20th May, 2021
Foreign policy concerns are influencing state-owned investors’ approach to investing in Israel, with Arab rapprochement with this advanced economy contrasting with growing European caution about human rights.