SustainabilityHQ SWF News and Information Dashboard

Listed below are the 50 most recent news articles about SWFs, continuously gathered from around the globe by the Institute.  The flow of news involved SWFs in general as well as the activities of specific SWFs and their investments. Archives are available in this content silo (which are permanently maintained).

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Joint statement on the multiple Central Bank Digital Currency (m-CBDC) Bridge project   
February 25, 2021
Source: Zawya - This joint effort is strongly supported by the Bank for International Settlements Innovation Hub Centre in Hong Kong and the project has been renamed as "m-CBDC Bridge"
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H&M’s ‘Blowout’ ESG Bond Debut Lures $4.6 Billion Orders   
February 25, 2021
Source: BloombergQuint - Hennes & Mauritz AB has slashed the yield offered on its debut bond by half after investor demand for the Swedish retailer’s sustainable debt proved so strong. “This blowout deal truly opens the door for issuers...
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Great Lakes Advisors LLC Invests $3.22 Million in Flowserve Co. (NYSE:FLS)   
February 25, 2021
Source: modernreaders.com - Great Lakes Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Flowserve Co. (NYSE:FLS) in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund bought 87,
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Khashoggi assassins used private jet from firm that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince had seized   
February 25, 2021
Source: Daily Mail - Top secret documents have revealed that the assassins who killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi (left) used two private jets from a firm that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince (right) had seized.
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The one place to live   
February 25, 2021
Source: The Straits Times - Given future developments in the area, Marina One Residences offers luxury, location and latent price enhancements  . Read more at straitstimes.com.
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US authors make Brazen move with prodco   
February 25, 2021
Source: C21Media - Bestselling authors and Pulitzer Prize finalists Tom Wright and Bradley Hope have launched a US-based multiplatform prodco to tell true stories via documentaries, TV series, films, podcasts and books.
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SG Americas Securities LLC Sells 1,614 Shares of Steel Dynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ:STLD)   
February 25, 2021
Source: modernreaders.com - SG Americas Securities LLC lessened its stake in shares of Steel Dynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ:STLD) by 5.4% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 28,177 shares of the basic materials...
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New Mexico allocates $105 million to 3 alts funds   
February 25, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - Santa Fe, committed up to $105 million to three alternative investment funds, spokesman Charles Wollmann said in an email. On Tuesday, the council committed up to $60 million to Berkshire Multifamily Debt Fund III and $40 million...
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China green bonds gain favour amid climate efforts   
February 25, 2021
Source: The Asset - Green bonds are emerging as a major theme in China’s bond market as the country accelerates efforts to reach peak emission levels before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060.
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'Top Secret' Saudi documents show Khashoggi assassins used company seized by Saudi crown prince   
February 25, 2021
Source: CNN on MSN.com - The two private jets used by a Saudi Arabian assassination squad that killed and allegedly dismembered journalist Jamal Khashoggi were owned by a company that less than a year prior had been seized by the Kingdom's powerful crown...
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Lennar Co. (NYSE:LEN) Shares Sold by FIL Ltd   
February 25, 2021
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - FIL Ltd reduced its stake in Lennar Co. (NYSE:LEN) by 89.7% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 29,238 shares of the construction company’s stock after...
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MBS: Saudi sovereign fund doubling assets in five years to $1.07T   
February 25, 2021
Source: Al Jazeera English on MSN.com - The five-year plan would see the fund creating 1.8 million direct and indirect jobs, said Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
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AEW raises €475m in the first closing of its new Ullis fund   
February 25, 2021
Source: Business Immo - AEW has announced the launch of "Ullis", a new platform dedicated to logistics and business parks in urban areas. With a €475m initial capital, (...)
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Bank of China Ltd   
February 25, 2021
Source: Reuters - China National Social Security Fund's Long Position In Bank Of China Reduced To 6.94% - HKEx Filing Feb 5 (Reuters) - Hong Kong stock exchange filing shows: :CHINA NATIONAL SOCIAL SECURITY FUND'S ...
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Russia’s Answer To The U.S. Shale Threat Is Finally Here   
February 25, 2021
Source: Crude Oil Prices - The delayed fourth train of gas giant Novatek’s Yamal LNG project is finally starting up, as Russia’s arctic powerplay is gaining momentum
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Temasek Makes Rare Seed Investment in Plant-Based Chicken Maker   
February 25, 2021
Source: Bloomberg - Plant-based chicken maker Next Gen Foods has closed a $10 million seed round co-led by Temasek International, a rare early-stage bet by Singapore’s state-owned investor.
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Saudi Crown Prince launches PIF-owned Soudah Development Company   
February 25, 2021
Source: Construction Week Online - SDC will inject $3bn (SAR11.3bn) into infrastructure and tourism projects in Soudah and parts of Rijal Alma'a Governorate in Asir
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Further QDII quota easing unlikely to entice China insurers   
February 25, 2021
Source: asianinvestor.net - The easing measures could favor equities in Hong Kong and the US while insurers still see hurdles in offshore exposure.
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UAE Central Bank, Hong Kong Monetary Authority enter fintech agreement   
February 25, 2021
Source: Zawya - The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (CBUAE) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority jointly announce today the exchange of a Memorandum of Understand
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Saudi Wealth Fund’s Lucid Windfall Will Make Up for Tesla Exit   
February 25, 2021
Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com - The second time proved the charm for Saudi Arabia’s foray into electric vehicles. The kingdom’s main sovereign wealth fund is sitting on paper gains of over 30-fold from its investment in Lucid Motors Inc.
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Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. Buys 19,600 Shares of The Toronto-Dominion Bank (NYSE:TD)   
February 25, 2021
Source: modernreaders.com - Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. boosted its holdings in The Toronto-Dominion Bank (NYSE:TD) (TSE:TD) by 1.2% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor...
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Australia sovereign wealth fund chief warns of stock market ‘clean-out’   
February 25, 2021
Source: The Financial Times - The world’s big central banks are inflating a bubble in technology stocks that will lead to a “clean-out” on global equity markets, the chairman of Australia’s $135bn sovereign wealth fund has warned.
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Saudi wealth fund commits $3bn to build mega mountain resort project, Soudah   
February 25, 2021
Source: Gulfbusiness.com on MSN.com - Soudah Development will build 2,700 hotel rooms and 1,300 homes in an area that includes Al-Soudah, the tallest peak in Saudi Arabia
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Fintech co-operation between the Central Bank of the UAE and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority   
February 25, 2021
Source: Zawya - The MoU was signed by H.E. Abdulhamid M. Saeed Alahmadi, Governor of the CBUAE and Mr Eddie Yue, Chief Executive of the HKMA
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Delta Investment Management LLC Sells 2,597 Shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)   
February 25, 2021
Source: modernreaders.com - Delta Investment Management LLC decreased its position in shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) by 3.8% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The firm owned 66,347 shares of the iPhone maker’s stock after...
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Saudi Wealth Fund Commits $3 Billion for Mountain Resort   
February 25, 2021
Source: YAHOO!News - Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund will invest almost $3 billion on a tourism project in a mountainous region near the kingdom’s border with Yemen.The Public Investment Fund will provide 11 billion riyals to Soudah...
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Khashoggi's Killers Used Company Seized By Saudi Crown Prince, Reveal Court Documents   
February 25, 2021
Source: RepublicWorld - The sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia termed the Public Investment Fund is reportedly controlled by the Saudi crown and chaired by the crown prince who is known as MBS. The filing that established a more definite link between...
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Oil subsidy, minimum wage in focus as governors meet   
February 25, 2021
Source: The Guardian Nigeria - As the 36 governors meet today to decide on whether or not to increase the pump price of petrol, energy experts, civil society organisations and marketers have expressed concerns over attempts to reverse the deregulation of the...
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UPDATE 1-Saudi Arabia's PIF launches $3 bln tourism, infrastructure venture - SPA   
February 25, 2021
Source: Reuters - Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) launched a new venture that will invest $3 billion in developing tourism and infrastructure in the southwestern Asir region, the state news agency SPA reported on Wednesday.
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Saudi Arabia says crown prince had 'successful' surgery   
February 25, 2021
Source: YAHOO!News - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman underwent a “successful surgery” to remove his appendix Wednesday, the royal court said, and he left the hospital soon after the operation. The 35-year-old prince had surgery for...
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RMB included in Russia's national wealth fund   
February 25, 2021
Source: China Internet Information Center - The Chinese yuan and the Japanese yen have been included in the regulatory currency structure of Russia's National Wealth Fund (NWF), the country's Finance Ministry announced Wednesday. The yuan accounts for 15 percent and the...
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China's Clover raises $230 mln, plans vaccines for COVID-19 variants   
February 25, 2021
Source: Nasdaq - China's Clover Biopharmaceuticals, a developer of coronavirus vaccines, has raised $230 million from investors, including Singapore's state investment firm Temasek Holdings [TEM.UL], it said on Tuesday,
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PPI Board Elects Angela Rodell as Chair and Mark Delaney as Vice Chair   
February 25, 2021
Source: Business Insider - At the Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Pacific Pension & Investment Institute (PPI), Angela Rodell was elected to serve as its next chair and Mark Delaney as vice chair. Rodell succeeds Jeb Burns,
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ReNew Power partners RMG for Nasdaq listing   
February 25, 2021
Source: The Financial Express - The existing shareholders of ReNew, including Goldman Sachs, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments), Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, and JERA, will be issued shares of the SPAC at $10 per scrip.
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My Datukship has nothing to do with 1MDB case - Witness   
February 24, 2021
Source: The Sun - A witness in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) audit tampering trial involving Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today denied that she
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China joins Thailand, UAE in digital currency research project   
February 24, 2021
Source: Big News Network.com - Central banks of China Thailand and the United Arab Emirates as well as Hong Kong Monetary Authority have launched the Multiple Ce
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Bank ABC Islamic Announces 2020 Year-End Net Profit To $28.6 Million   
February 24, 2021
Source: Al Bawaba News - Bank ABC Islamic has announced its financial results for the year ending 31 December 2020. 2020 was a year like no other. Bank ABC Islamic started the year with an optimistic outlook following its exceptional performance in 2019,
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VerSe Innovation raises another $100 million from QIA, Glade Brook Capital Partners   
February 24, 2021
Source: Businessworld - in a series H funding round led by global investors Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) and Glade Brook Capital Partners. Canaan Valley Capital and existing investor Sofina Group also participated in ...
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Abu Dhabi Investment Office Accelerates Private Sector Investment and Innovation Collaboration With Two Israeli Government Entities   
February 24, 2021
Source: Al Bawaba News - The Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) has established formal ties with another two key Israeli government entities to accelerate private sector collabo
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State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System Has $22.47 Million Stake in Sun Communities, Inc. (NYSE:SUI)   
February 24, 2021
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System raised its stake in shares of Sun Communities, Inc. (NYSE:SUI) by 3.8% in the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The firm owned 147,
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Consultation announced on changes to the Electronic Communications Code   
February 24, 2021
Source: The Lawyer - The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has published its determination for the levy year 2021 to 2022, following its autumn consultation.
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Australian Dollar Faces Struggle to Keep GBP/AUD Down as GBP's Star Shines   
February 24, 2021
Source: Pound Sterling LIVE - The Pound-to-Australian Dollar rate rose on Tuesday, helping preserve what remains a year-to-date gain for a British currency that is increasingly a market favourite for 2021, although nascent price action may be only just the...
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Saudi Arabia Increases Its Bet On Electric Car Maker Lucid   
February 24, 2021
Source: Forbes - Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s biggest oil exporters, is increasing its bet on electric vehicles with its sovereign wealth fund pouring more money into U.S.-based Lucid Motors. The Public Investment Fund (PIF) – a...
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Symptom that led to 22-year-old being diagnosed with ovarian cancer   
February 24, 2021
Source: News.com.au - Stomach pain is an easy symptom to dismiss, especially among young people, and it was not something Chloe Spitalnic was worried about when she first experienced it one morning last year.
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China's PBOC joins cross-border digital currency project with other central banks   
February 24, 2021
Source: CNBC on MSN.com - One analyst said the People's Bank of China's involvement in the project hints at its long-term intentions to internationalize the yuan.
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Asia Market: A job well done by Fed Chair Powell   
February 24, 2021
Source: FXStreet - US stocks charging back from overnight lows and a welcome reprieve on bond sell-off suggests a job well done at the Fed WTI dropped towards the $61 level after API stockpiles jumped USD is posting modest gains this morning after...
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Academy calls for manufacturing boost for vaccines   
February 24, 2021
Source: Innovation - Without the ability to produce vaccines onshore, Australia and the region remain vulnerable to supply shocks and ‘vaccine nationalism’, the Academy of Science says in a pre-budget submission to government that calls...
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Digital health checks vital to travel recovery, Heathrow says   
February 24, 2021
Source: Reuters - Digital health checks will be vital to a recovery in foreign travel from the COVID-19 pandemic, Britain's Heathrow airport said on Wednesday, after a collapse in passenger numbers saw it plunge to a 2 billion pound ($2.
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Khazanah to Inject Capital into Malaysia Airlines Parent After UK Court Approves Restructuring Plan   
February 24, 2021
Source: Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute - Malaysia Aviation Group is owned entirely by Khazanah Nasional Berhad. Malaysia Aviation Group is the parent company of Malaysia Airlines Berhad. Malaysia Aviation Group plans to move forward in wide-ranging restructuring by the...
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China forex regulator calls for greater oversight of overseas entities, but avoid ‘US-style financial hegemony’   
February 24, 2021
Source: South China Morning Post - The State Administration of Foreign Exchange says legislation ‘must avoid US-style financial unilateralism’, embrace multilateral cooperation and focus on Chinese firms overseas.
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