SWF Highlights

China's foreign trade drops 9.6% in Jan, Feb   
March 09, 2020 Associated Profiles : State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) Investment Company (China)
Source: Webindia 123 - Meanwhile the State Administration of Foreign Exchange reported on Saturday that China's foreign currency reserves dropped to $3.1067 trillion in February, down from $3.115 trillion the month before. This marks a decline of $1.2...
Libyan foreign ministry welcomes UN refusal to freeze assets of Libyan Investment Authority   
March 09, 2020 Associated Profiles : Libyan Investment Authority
Source: PanaPress - Tripoli, Libya The Libyan ministry of foreign affairs of the Government of National Accord (GNA) has welcomed the decision by the UN sanction committee, rejecting a recommendation of an expert group to freeze the assets of the...
Russia can weather oil prices of $25-30 for 6-10 years - ministry   
March 09, 2020 Associated Profiles : National Wealth Fund
Source: Reuters - The ministry said it could tap into the country’s National Wealth Fund to ensure macroeconomic stability if low oil prices linger. As of March 1, the fund held more than $150 billion or 9.2% of Russia’s growth...
Norway wealth fund could blacklist four major climate culprits   
March 02, 2020
Source: Reuters - OSLO - Norway's $1 trillion wealth fund will exclude four companies for their vast emissions of greenhouse gases, or at least put them on probation to force them to change, the chairman of its ethics watchdog told Reuters.
Netherlands: Still searching for yields   
March 02, 2020 Associated Profiles : PGGM – Asset Managers for Pension Funds
Source: IPE - ESG has become a mainstream feature of many Dutch pension fund portfolios. “This was, is and will stay, a hot topic,” says Harrie Dielen, manager, investment strategy at PGGM. “More and more pension funds...
World’s Biggest Wealth Fund Draws No Women in Search for New CEO   
March 02, 2020
Source: MSN - In one of the world’s most gender-equal societies, a $1.1 trillion sovereign wealth fund failed to attract a single woman to apply for its top job.
Temasek to Freeze Pay, Cut Bonuses for a Year, Amid Virus    
February 25, 2020
Source: Bloomberg - emasek Holdings Pte, Singapore’s state-owned investment firm, is implementing a company-wide wage freeze for an as yet undetermined period and asking senior management to take voluntary pay reductions for up to a year amid...
Coronavirus epidemic impact will be temporary, limited: China's forex regulator   
February 24, 2020 Associated Profiles : State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) Investment Company (China)
Source: ECNS - Citing China's strong economic resilience and ample room for policy maneuver, Wang Chunying, a spokesperson of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange, said the country's economic fundamentals for long-term sound growth and...
New PDP Challenges FG To Explain Missing $5bn From Excess Crude Account   
February 19, 2020 Associated Profiles : Excess Crude Account (Nigeria)
Source: INFORMATION NIGERIA - “The Excess Crude Account in January was N9billion ... the unmistakable evidence is that Nigeria is broke as the Federal Government now finds it difficult to meet its obligations to states ...
CDPQ increases stake in Cirque du Soleil   
February 19, 2020 Associated Profiles : Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Source: PE Hub - Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is increasing its stake in Cirque du Soleil, a Montreal-based live entertainment company. As part of this transaction, CDPQ is acquiring the holdings of the...
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