Shift Towards Tech in US Public Equity Portfolios of PIF and Temasek

18th May, 2021

The US public equities strategies of Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) and Singapore's Temasek witnessed some convergence in Q121 with greater exposure to tech-related sectors and away from energy stocks.

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Canadian PPFs Make Exits in Europe After Adding Value

17th May, 2021

OMERS has made its third major exit so far this year with the sale of its stake, alongside Canadian peer AIMCo, in the UK-headquartered Environmental Resources Management, the world’s largest pure-play sustainability consultancy, netting the fund managers a combined profit of nearly US$700 million.

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QIA Seeks Exposure to US Renewables Boom

14th May, 2021

QIA has joined what promises to be a gold rush in US renewables generation, buying a minority stake in US sustainable energy company Avangrid for US$740 million.

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CPP Investments’ Indian Renewables Deal with SoftBank Falls Through

13th May, 2021

Challenges facing India's renewables sector were highlighted this week when differences over valuations and conditions scuppered the sale of part of SoftBank’s stake in an Indian solar power producer to Canada’s biggest public pension fund, CPP Investments.

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Nigeria’s SWF Posts Strong Performance, Looks to VC and Tech for Growth

11th May, 2021

Defying the impact of the pandemic, the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority’s (NSIA) income soared 343% to NGN160 billion in 2020.

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Will ADQ Finance VC Drive Through A Public Offering of Merged Steel Giant?

10th May, 2021

The planned merger of Arkan and Emirates will create the UAE’s biggest steel and buildings material company, majority owned by sovereign wealth fund ADQ’s Senaat. Given CEO Mohamed Hassan Alsuwaidi’s recent signals that ADQ will oversee a surge in capital deployment in a rapid expansion push, the consolidation could be a prelude to Senaat making future public offerings, freeing up liquidity for portfolio diversification.

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PSP Joins the Surge in Investment in UK Logistics Property

7th May, 2021

Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) has entered into a GBP1 billion (US$1.4 billion) joint venture with Bridge Industrial to acquire and develop logistics properties in the UK, following a trend of Canadian public pension funds investing in the sector.

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Hungry for Deals, Mubadala Finds New Dynamism with Record Income

6th May, 2021

Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Investment Co. (MIC) saw its AuM jump 4.7% to US$243 billion in 2020 in an extraordinary year that provided opportunities for deals in sectors that are set to dominate the post-pandemic recovery. The sovereign wealth fund also reported a robust five-year portfolio return of 9.8%, although it did not report an annual return that may have made a less impressive headline.

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CDPQ Backs eStruxture's Digital Economy Infrastructure Development

5th May, 2021

Data centers and cloud computing are the infrastructure of the tech revolution. Like conventional transportation infrastructure, the segment provides long-term income generation, yet exposure to tech ensures long-term growth in scale.

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Temasek's VC Strategy is Striking Earlier and Stronger

4th May, 2021

Temasek’s voracious appetite for venture capital shows no let-up and 2021 looks set to be another record-breaker.

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Hot Topic – High ESG standards yield better financial returns for State-Owned Investors

3rd May, 2021

We hereby present the results of a groundbreaking analysis linking the fund's Governance and Sustainability efforts, and their financial performance over the past six years.

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Fund of the Month (May'21): New Zealand Superannuation Fund (NZSF)

1st May, 2021

We chat with Mr. Stephen Gilmore, Chief Investment Officer at the New Zealand Superannuation Fund.

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