ADQ Boosts Crisis-Ridden Egyptian Economy

27th February, 2024

The UAE is set to funnel US$35 billion into the Egyptian economy with infrastructure-oriented sovereign fund ADQ set to lead the capital injection by a consortium of investors, which could move the North African country from life support to economic resurrection.

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Poor Real Estate Returns Drag Down Returns of Canada's CDPQ and OMERS

26th February, 2024

The real estate slump dragged down the investment returns for two of Canada’s biggest public pension funds, CDPQ and OMERS, which reported their annual results in recent days - results that confirmed Global SWF's finding of a negative correlation between one-year returns and allocation to alternatives in 2023.

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Truist Deal Bolsters Mubadala's Push Into Financial Services

23rd February, 2024

Abu Dhabi sovereign investor Mubadala continues to aggressively push its investment in the financial services sector, taking a leading role in the acquisition of a chunky equity stake in the US’s fifth largest insurance broker, Truist Insurance Holdings (TIH), alongside co-investors Stone Point Capital and CD&R.

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Temasek-BlackRock Partnership Targets Battery Tech

22nd February, 2024

Decarbonization Partners – the partnership formed by BlackRock and Singaporean state investor Temasek – has struck its seventh deal, leading a US$150 million funding round for thermal battery maker Antora Energy.

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CPP and APG Strengthen South Korea Partnerships

21st February, 2024

South Korea is increasingly seen as an alternative Developed Asian market among state-owned investors, with Canadian pension giant CPP and its Dutch peer APG among the leaders – and this week demonstrated that Asian industrial real estate giant ESR remains their favored partner.

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CDPQ and SWF-Backed Cube Highways Drive Towards US$1.2bn Indian Highways Bid

20th February, 2024

Indian highways could receive another capital boost from Canada, despite the geopolitical ructions between Delhi and Ottawa, with CDPQ among those expressing interest in acquiring a roads portfolio from India’s quasi-sovereign wealth fund, the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF).

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PIF's US Equity Holdings: Lucid Down, Activision Out

19th February, 2024

PIF’s US public equities portfolio fell 3.4% q-o-q to US$35.2 billion in Q4 2023, dragged down by the value of its holding in EV maker Lucid Motors but also including the divestment of a chunky gaming stock, according to its latest 13F filing.

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Liquidity is Key to 2023 Results, But CPP Shows Alts Unlock Long-Term Returns

16th February, 2024

The latest quarterly results by CPP Investments are helping to tell a story about the performance of the whole sovereign investor industry in 2023, with the relative illiquidity of its portfolio preventing it from taking advantage of the higher returns reported by more liquid funds like NBIM – but Global SWF research suggests that CPP’s strategy still provides superior long-term yield, which is vital for funds with long-term horizons.

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Mubadala Set to Sell Brazilian Refinery and Eyes Biofuels Venture

15th February, 2024

Mubadala is set to sell its refinery in Mataripe, which represents 10% of Brazil’s total oil refining capacity, back to Petrobras by mid-year as part of a broader initiative that will see the Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund partner the national oil company on biofuel projects.

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AIMCo Continues Global Push with NYC Office

14th February, 2024

The Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) has made another step in expanding its global operations with the opening of an office in New York.

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Libya’s Sovereign Fund Flexes Its Muscles, Plans Hotel Chain Takeover

13th February, 2024

The Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) is flexing its financial muscles as it edged out of a UN sanctions regime with news that it is preparing a hostile takeover of South Africa’s Legacy Hotels via its Libyan African Investment Company (LAICO) subsidiary’s Ensemble Hotel brand.

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Abu Dhabi Gets Serious About CFIUS Risks

12th February, 2024

The decision by Mubadala-backed AI investor G42 to pull out from China reveals a growing wariness about upsetting US regulators, following  Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States’ (CFIUS) decision last year to put the Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund’s takeover of US asset manager Fortress Investment Group under the spotlight.

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