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.

Mumtalakat Set to Double Contributions to Bahrain Budget

2nd March, 2021

In common with other oil-producing Gulf states, Bahrain is facing a financial crunch with a forecast deficit of BHD1.2 billion (US$3.2 billion) this year, following a 5.4% slump in GDP last year.

Fund of the Month (Mar'21): FAP

1st March, 2021

During the second half of 2020, FAP suffered the first two withdrawals in its short history, for US$ 105 million, i.e., an 8% of its AuM, to help support Panama’s recovery. At the same time, the fund managed to record its second highest return, to start investing in private capital, and to become a signatory member of the UN’s PRI. We had the pleasure to catch up with Mr. Abdiel Santiago, its CEO & CIO, who has led FAP for the past 7 years and is highly respected in the international investor community.

Mubadala's Clean Energy Unit Seeks to Power Up Renewables in Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan

27th February, 2021

Mubadala’s green investment arm, Masdar, is pushing into frontier markets in the Commonwealth of Independent States to establish clean energy production.

What would you do with 1.3 trillion dollars?

26th February, 2021

NBIM released its 2020 annual reports today, attracting a lot of attention from the citizenry and commentators from around the world.

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