Dubai Holding's Real Estate Acquisitions Bolster Its Global Plans

25th March, 2024

Dubai Holding (DH) has absorbed two of the Emirate’s real estate giants, Nakheel and Meydan, as the sovereign investor seeks to advance the Emirate’s goal in becoming a global investor.

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ADIA Leads Excitement Over New Indian Unicorn

22nd March, 2024

In a sign that venture capital is rebounding from a dismal 2023, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) is reportedly in talks to back a late stage funding round by India’s Pocket FM as it seeks to advance its audio streaming service into new markets.

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ADIA and CPP Deepen Real Estate Debt Exposure

21st March, 2024

The hiking of interest rates has impacted on real estate valuations, leading to a shortfall in supply of finance for borrowers with maturing loans. Lenders are looking for more capital to approval debt renewals, creating opportunities for higher margins – and winning the interest of big sovereign investors.

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Big Tickets: Sovereign Investors Cash in with Mega Divestments

20th March, 2024

Sovereign investors are looking to cash in assets, sensing markets are ripe for divestment. Singapore’s Temasek and GIC are the most active sovereign investors in big ticket sales, which are set to net them billions in returns that will be recycled into new strategies.

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Korea's NPS and Saudi Arabia's PIF Look to AI Revolution

19th March, 2024

The height of the pandemic saw sovereign investors plunge capital into e-commerce and logistics real estate, but today the biggest focus of their tech investments is artificial intelligence and machine learning – and this month has seen a surge in activity among state-owned investors.

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Sarawak SWF Set to Secure Oil-Rich Malaysian State's Future

18th March, 2024

The eastern Malaysian state of Sarawak’s sovereign wealth fund has appointed its first CEO as it embarks on its mission to build long-term savings for the resource-rich state.

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CPP Boosts Commitment to Digital Infrastructure with Partners

14th March, 2024

Canada’s biggest public pension fund CPP Investments committed hundreds of millions of US dollars into digital network infrastructure this month as it seeks to gain exposure to the growing demand in connectivity and data-rich content.

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Real Estate Drags OTPP Down For a Second Year

13th March, 2024

Ontario Teachers’ disappointing return of 1.9% in 2023 represents a negative value add of C$15.8 billion, dragged down by poor performance in real estate and infrastructure.

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Abu Dhabi Launches Mega Tech Investor the Size of SoftBank’s Vision Fund

12th March, 2024

The building of national champions with global reach is a major theme of strategic sovereign wealth funds in the Gulf region. Abu Dhabi’s launch of a global tech investment firm on a scale of SoftBank’s first Vision Fund, backed by Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala and native AI firm G42, ramps up the rivalry between the Emirate and initiatives backed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF).

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Khazanah Profits Boosted by Malaysian Airlines Rebound

11th March, 2024

As it approaches its 30th anniversary, Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund, Khazanah, tripled its profit to MYR5.9 billion (US$1.26 billion) in 2023, boosted by dividends from its portfolio companies, with MYR1 billion passed on to the government.

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PIF Uses Aramco Stake as Springboard to US$1trn AUM in 2025

8th March, 2024

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) is marching towards its end-2025 target of US$1 trillion with a further 8% stake in Aramco transferred to its portfolio by the government, in order to fund the Kingdom’s aggressive economic diversification program.

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Abu Dhabi and France SWFs Firm Up African Tech VC Commitments

7th March, 2024

Sub-Saharan Africa is the final frontier for state-owned investors (SOIs), offering potential large rewards – but also significant challenges. For patient investors capable of honing in on good deals, the region offers significant long-term returns that could generate big yields, as well as demonstrating their commitment to sustainable development goals.

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