30th March, 2021
After his first year at the helm, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan CEO Jo Taylor must be heaving a sigh of relief. Rising above the impact of the pandemic, the C$221.2 billion (US$173 billion) public pension fund posted an 8.6% annual return in 2020 with the performance of its equity investments more than offsetting disappointing results in real estate.
29th March, 2021
The attack on Palma in northern Mozambique last week killed dozens and delivered a blow to the country’s plans to develop its gas reserves, which are central to the government’s plans for a sovereign wealth fund.
26th March, 2021
Today’s opening of a San Francisco office by the Korean Investment Corporation (KIC) indicates the US$183 billion sovereign wealth fund is serious about its long-term commitment to US tech startups.
25th March, 2021
QIA’s purchase of EUR380 million (US$448 million) of new public equity issued by Siemens Healthineers is the latest and largest single private market transaction by the Qatari fund in the healthcare sector,.
24th March, 2021
Britain’s life sciences and renewables sectors gained the backing of Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala, which is looking to invest up to GBP5 billion in direct investments in private markets through to 2026.
23rd March, 2021
Controversy surrounds the strategic decision by South Korea’s US$751 the National Pension Service (NPS) to rapidly exiting domestic public equities for foreign investment - and the impact this is having on retail investors.
22nd March, 2021
State-Owned Investors have still a long way to go when it comes to diversity and inclusion.
19th March, 2021
Plans for a US$1.4 billion fertilizer plant in Nigeria backed by the country’s sovereign wealth fund have received strong interest from investors, potentially enabling the project to reduce its debt burden.
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.
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.
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.
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.