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UK's Climate Ambitions Set to Pique SOI Interest in Renewables and Hydrogen Economy

29th April, 2021

The British government’s bid to “build back better” from the economic crisis sparked by the pandemic has prompted it to adopt ambitious targets for carbon reduction that will entice SOIs to participate in an expected surge of renewables projects.

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Saudi Aramco's Planned 1% Stake Sale Could Boost Kingdom's SWF

28th April, 2021

The sale of a 1% stake in Saudi oil giant Aramco could see the Kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund PIF take a slice of the proceeds to fund domestic mega projects.

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State-Owned Investors Face Growing Political Risk in Brazil

27th April, 2021

State-Owned Investors are being challenged over their role in buying up assets sold off by Brazil’s Bolsonaro administration amid mounting social and governance concerns and political polarization.

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Mubadala Plans Investment in Strategic Israeli Gas Field Following Peace Deal

26th April, 2021

The Abraham Accords Peace Agreement, brokered by President Trump in September 2020, is opening new avenues for Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala to invest in Israel.

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Post-Pandemic Consumption Trends Stimulate CPP's Investment in Korean Logistics Property

23rd April, 2021

Asian logistics real estate has piqued the interest of many state-owned investors seeking opportunities for growth in pandemic-boosted e-commerce trends - and CPP Investments is a leader in allocating billions of dollars of capital into warehousing and distribution hubs across the region.

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Earth Day Focus on State-Owned Investors

22nd April, 2021

The White House’s pledge, on Earth Day, to slash carbon emissions by at least 50% is an ambition that will attract a slew of capital from the world’s State-Owned Investors, stimulating global investment in low-carbon energy generation. Global SWF looks at the latest developments in SOI policy and investment.

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NBIM Reaches New Heights, But Faces Diversification Challenges

21st April, 2021

Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) reported a 4.0% quarterly return for its GPFG fund in Q121, a performance that was 24 basis points above its benchmark return. Despite the robust return, NBIM faces the challenge of building the capacity to rebalance a portfolio that is weighted heavily towards equities.

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Temasek Gives Hydrogen Energy a Lift in a Bid for Green Growth

20th April, 2021

Temasek is looking to play a central role in the development of hydrogen as the world’s next big "clean" energy source.

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Mubadala is Set to Accelerate its VC Drive and Sell Down Chunky Legacy Assets

19th April, 2021

Mubadala is set to sell down in “legacy commodity sectors” and deploy capital into disruptive industries in technology and healthcare, group chief executive Khaldoon Al Mubarak said at the weekend.  

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Is Bangladesh’s Infrastructure Fund the Right Answer?

16th April, 2021

Bangladesh is following a growing trend of quasi-SWF infra funds with the launch this week of the Bangladesh Infrastructure Development Fund (BIDF), using a foreign exchange windfall. Yet, the BIDF carries the risk of potentially risky FX reserve depletion and the build-up of a bad loan portfolio that could ultimately undermine its purpose.

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Mubadala Becomes the Latest to Forge an Asian Logistics Real Estate Deal with Logos

14th April, 2021

Mubadala has made its first entry into the Australian logistics real estate market with a joint venture with Logos and KKR.

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IMCO Posts Solid Return Amid Portfolio Overhaul

13th April, 2021

The Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO) achieved a 5.4% net return in 2020, boosted by strong returns in private equity (+34.2%) and global credit (+11.1%) and meeting its return benchmark index. Its AUM grow to C$73.3 billion (US$58.2 billion), from C$70.3 billion.

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