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.

State-Owned Investors PIF, Mubadala and Temasek Tap Debt Markets

10th March, 2021

PIF, Temasek and Mubadala have tapped debt markets to drive their varied growth strategies, whether boosting domestic home ownership or enabling private equity investment. The deals comes amid a slew of bonds by issuers tapping global debt markets at cheap rates as investors utilize high global liquidity in the high for higher-yielding assets.

Erdogan shakes TWF's top, once again

9th March, 2021

Zafer Sönmez, the CEO of the Turkey Wealth Fund, was abruptly replaced today, 3.5 years after he took office.

CDPQ Plunges into Indonesian Ports Infra Via DP World Tie-Up

8th March, 2021

Canadian public pension fund Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) has partnered with Dubai’s DP World to back a container port and logistics park in East Java.

CIC Roars Ahead, Exploiting Opportunities in Crisis to Post Strong Returns

5th March, 2021

The China Investment Corporation could soon overtake GPFG as the world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund after a roaring performance in international and domestic returns that beat the gloom of the pandemic. Global SWF estimates AUM is now over US$1.2 trillion, putting it neck and neck with Norway’s US$1.3 trillion fund.

Khazanah Hit by Pandemic Effects on Malaysia’s Economy

4th March, 2021

Malaysian sovereign wealth fund Khazanah suffered a financial blow from the pandemic in 2020, according to its latest financial report, but ongoing restructuring has ensured it remains profitable and debt is being steadily cut even as dividends to the government grow.

CDPQ Snaps Up Brazilian Telecoms Opportunity

3rd March, 2021

Canadian public pension fund Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec (CDPQ) has forged a 50:50 joint venture with Telefonica to forge a new Brazilian fribre option company.

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