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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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Prologis, Inc. (NYSE:PLD) Shares Purchased by IFM Investors Pty Ltd   
January 15, 2021
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - IFM Investors Pty Ltd raised its stake in Prologis, Inc. (NYSE:PLD) by 17.1% in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 71,530 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an...
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Hong Kong’s Tracker Fund to resume investing in companies sanctioned by US following U-turn by manager State Street Global   
January 15, 2021
Source: South China Morning Post on MSN.com - The manager of Tracker Fund, Hong Kong's largest exchange-traded fund (ETF), will resume investing in Chinese companies listed in the city that have been sanctioned by the Trump administration. Buckling under pressure from...
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Global investors in limbo after Ant IPO torpedoed by Beijing   
January 15, 2021
Source: The Financial Times - Investors including BlackRock, GIC and Silver Lake have been left holding illiquid stakes in Ant Group after pouring billions of dollars into the Chinese payments company before its $37bn initial public offering was scuttled.
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Dr M: I don’t care about my legacy, people will still criticise me when I’m gone   
January 15, 2021
Source: Malay Mail on MSN.com - In a surprising response on live radio this morning, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, a man who was twice appointed Malaysia’s prime minister and credited by many for
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AMP Capital and PSP Investments to exit Alpha Trains   
January 15, 2021
Source: PE Hub - Australia's AMP Capital and Canada's PSP Investments have agreed to sell their stakes in Alpha Trains, a European rolling stock leasing company.
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Spanish Supreme Court orders dividend tax refund to Canadian pension fund   
January 15, 2021
Source: IPE - The Spanish Supreme Court has ruled that Spanish dividend withholding tax levied from Canada’s Teachers’ Pension Plan (TPP) violates the free movement of capital as laid down in the EU Treaty, and must be refunded.
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China’s Megvii kick-starts IPO on Shanghai’s Star Market after Trump added facial recognition giant to entity list   
January 15, 2021
Source: South China Morning Post - Facial-recognition developer Megvii abandoned its original Hong Kong IPO plan after the Trump administration placed it on a trade blacklist; it is now looking to list on Shanghai’s Star Market.
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Central banks hasten push into new asset classes   
January 15, 2021
Source: asianinvestor.net - Reserve managers in Asia and elsewhere aim to relax their investment guidelines amid the pandemic fallout, with an eye on assets such as EM stocks and private equity, say experts.
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Saudi-Qatari reconciliation could be a boon to Indonesia's SWF   
January 15, 2021
Source: The Jakarta Post - Qatar diplomatic conflict could prove beneficial to its newly established sovereign wealth fund (SWF), but only if it recruits professional and proven fund managers.
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Bahrain MPs back change to job switch law for expats   
January 15, 2021
Source: Zawya - You can change your cookie settings through your browser. Expats could be forced to wait for three years instead of one before switching jobs. MPs yesterday approved proposed amendments to the 2006 Labour Market Regulatory...
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Qatar Investment Authority nets $892mn gain from Tiffany & Co sale   
January 15, 2021
Source: Business Recorder - The French luxury goods group concluded its acquisition of the retailer last week in which QIA had been a longstanding investor having initially acquired a 5.2% stake in late 2011. * The $1.55 billion sale by QIA amounted to a...
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Iron Horse Wealth Management LLC Takes $77,000 Position in Healthpeak Properties, Inc. (NYSE:PEAK)   
January 15, 2021
Source: modernreaders.com - Iron Horse Wealth Management LLC bought a new position in Healthpeak Properties, Inc. (NYSE:PEAK) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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2020's Top 10 Deals And The Firms That Led Them   
January 15, 2021
Source: Law360 - Megadeals started strong in 2020 and surged again by the end of the year, after a midyear slowdown during the onset of the pandemic. The wave of behemoth year-end deals completed around the world set the stage for a promising...
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Hong Kong’s Tracker Fund backtracks on US blacklisted Chinese stocks   
January 15, 2021
Source: Asia Asset Management - Hong Kong’s Tracker Fund, one of the largest exchange-traded funds in the city, dropped its prohibition on investing in Chinese stocks blacklisted by the US government in a sudden U-turn three days after imposing the ban.
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Qatar Investment Authority nets $892 million gain from Tiffany & Co. sale   
January 15, 2021
Source: Reuters - Qatar Investment Authority made a gain of around $892 million when it sold shares in Tiffany & Co as part of LVMH's $15.8 billion acquisition of the U.S. jeweller, according to analyst estimates and filing data.
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Saudi wealth fund to inject large portion of $6 trillion investment into economy   
January 15, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund is set to finance a large chunk of a $6 trillion economic program for the kingdom over the next decade. Public Investment Fund, Riyadh, and the Saudi private sector will provide 85% of the...
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The volume of the Russian National Wealth Fund tops $183.93bn as gold overtakes dollar asset for first time   
January 15, 2021
Source: Business New Europe - The volume of the Russian National Wealth Fund in December 2020 increased by RUB89bn ($1.21bn) to reach RUB13.546 trillion ($183.93bn) as of January
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State of Alaska Department of Revenue Raises Holdings in CubeSmart (NYSE:CUBE)   
January 15, 2021
Source: modernreaders.com - State of Alaska Department of Revenue boosted its stake in shares of CubeSmart (NYSE:CUBE) by 7.4% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
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Strategic Dialogue: India & Oman to pursue slew of pacts for future-oriented partnership   
January 15, 2021
Source: India Times - This was the first high-level official visit from Oman to India since the onset of Covid-19. Both sides expressed satisfaction that despite the Covid-19 pandemic both sides have kept in close touch and sustained momentum in...
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Muscat Securities Market Moves Under the Umbrella of the Oman Investment Authority   
January 15, 2021
Source: Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute - The Muscat Securities Market is Oman’s stock market. The stock market owner converted into a closed joint stock company and moved under the ownership of the state-owned Oman Investment Authority (OIA).
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Liniya Prava Advises SKCN Finance on RUB 2.5 Billion Bond Issue   
January 15, 2021
Source: ceelegalmatters.com - Liniya Prava has advised SKCN Finance on a RUB 2.5 billion debut bond issue. The ultimate borrower was Samruk-Kazyna Construction, a Kazakh operator of state programs in residential and commercial real estate that is wholly-owned...
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Petco is once again a publicly traded company   
January 15, 2021
Source: San Diego Union-Tribune - The pet supplier, now listed on the NASDAQ under the symbol "WOOF," sold 48 million shares and is expected to pocket around $816.5 million from the initial public offering
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PSP selling stake in European rail lessor, investing in health-care technology company   
January 15, 2021
Source: Benefits Canada - The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is selling its stake in Alpha Trains, a Europe-based lessor of locomotives and passenger trains. The PSP, which has invested in Alpha Trains since 2008, will sell its interest to the...
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Poshmark Stock Soars 142% in Market Debut. Petco Took Off Too.   
January 15, 2021
Source: Barron's - Poshmark and Petco, the latest participants in the IPO boom, entered the public equity markets on Thursday. Shares of Poshmark soared nearly 142%, while Petco gained roughly 83%. Poshmark’s (ticker: POSH) stock opened at...
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Saudi Sovereign Wealth Fund Faces Oil Reality, Maintains Inward Plan   
January 15, 2021
Source: Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute - Public Investment Fund (PIF) – broke headlines on its series of overseas investments which included investing in the SoftBank Vision Fund. Times have changed and the price of oil is still low for the Saudis and their Gulf...
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Sputnik V vaccine account on Twitter blocked for unknown reasons: Direct Investment Fund   
January 15, 2021
Source: TASS - The account owners asked all their followers to contact Twitter and ask the company to restore access to the account
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Future Fund director puts WA property on the market   
January 15, 2021
Source: Financial Standard - John Poynton has listed for sale his family's 15-bedroom property in Western Australia, with the price expected to be in the $7.5 million range.
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VTB Bank   
January 14, 2021
Source: Barron's - Stocks: Real-time U.S. stock quotes reflect trades reported through Nasdaq only; comprehensive quotes and volume reflect trading in all markets and are delayed at least 15 minutes. International ...
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Saudi crown prince says kingdom offers $6 trln investment opportunities over next decade -state news agency   
January 14, 2021
Source: Reuters - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the kingdom offers investment opportunities worth $6 trillion over the next decade, with new projects representing half of this value, the state news agency reported,
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McLaren handed £185m investment by MSP Sports Capital   
January 14, 2021
Source: Sports Mole - McLaren have been handed a major financial boost following the announcement of a £185million investment deal. MSP Sports Capital, the US-based sports group, will take an initial
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Megvii tries again for major biometrics IPO on Shanghai’s Star exchange   
January 14, 2021
Source: Biometric Companies - Megvii has filed paperwork for an initial public offering on the Shanghai Star Market in what could be the biggest biometrics IPO of the past several years.
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Lokman Adam loses appeal to set aside leave by AG to commence committal proceedings against him   
January 14, 2021
Source: bernama.com - Former Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam lost his final appeal to set aside the leave obtained by the Attorney General (AG) to commence committal proceedings against him for allegedly intimidating a witness in...
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Malaysians are aghast at Muhyiddin's craven 'not a coup' moment   
January 14, 2021
Source: NIKKEI - While not a U.S. President Trump-style putsch, Malaysia's political establishment is aghast at its cravenness. That says a lot for a nation still reeking of the stench of Najib Razak's nine-year reign and multibillion-dollar...
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Saudi PIF owns 67% in Lucid, the fund has long-term investment outlook: Al-Rumayyan   
January 14, 2021
Source: ????? 24 - Rumayyan, PIF governor Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) owns 67% stake in Lucid Motors with an investment worth $1.3 billion, Yasi
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CHURCHILL MANAGEMENT Corp Has $8.63 Million Holdings in Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (NYSE:FIS) - Modern Readers   
January 14, 2021
Source: modernreaders.com - CHURCHILL MANAGEMENT Corp grew its stake in Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (NYSE:FIS) by 2.8% during the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 60,973 shares of the information technology services...
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Brokerages Set Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) Target Price at $90.47   
January 14, 2021
Source: modernreaders.com - Shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the nineteen research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports.
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Australia's escalating regulatory risks   
January 14, 2021
Source: The Australian Financial Review - It is possible there will be a repeat of the Probuild and Worley situations with FIRB approval for the QCLNG Common Facilities deal being followed by a private conversation that sees the deal withdrawn.
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Abu Dhabi Investment Office opens eight global offices to attract investors   
January 14, 2021
Source: Nasdaq - The Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) has set up eight new offices in Tel Aviv, New York, San Francisco, Frankfurt, London, Paris, Beijing and Seoul, in an effort to attract investors, the state news agency WAM reported.
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It’s Past Time for a U.S. Federal Sovereign Wealth Fund   
January 14, 2021
Source: The National Interest - Given the U.S. penchant for deficit spending, it is necessary to find other sources of revenue for the government of the United States.
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Volume of Russia’s Wealth Fund up $1.21 bln December, says Finance Ministry   
January 14, 2021
Source: TASS - As of January 1, 2021, the volume of the National Wealth Fund liquid part amounted to 7.5% of GDP, or 8.659 trillion rubles ($117.195 bln)
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After a Powerhouse 2020, Tmall Global Ramps Up for an Even Stronger 2021   
January 14, 2021
Source: How Alipay Works - Tmall Global is hosting a virtual summit worldwide to unveil its 2021 strategies for incubating international brands in the new, Covid-inducted normal.
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Dutch managers APG, PGGM invest in Europe’s largest train lessor   
January 14, 2021
Source: IPE - Dutch asset managers APG and PGGM are investing undisclosed sums to buy stakes in Europe’s largest independent train leasing company from exiting shareholders AMP Capital and Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP...
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Singapore Airlines lands US dollar debut successfully   
January 14, 2021
Source: Nasdaq - Singapore Airlines made a successful debut in the US dollar bond market, achieving tight pricing even though it is operating at a fraction of its pre-pandemic capacity. SINGAPORE, January 14 (IFR) - Singapore Airlines made a...
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Saudi Arabia offers $6 trillion investment opportunities in 10 years: Crown Prince   
January 14, 2021
Source: Ajel News on MSN.com - Saudi Arabia offers investment opportunities worth $6 trillion over the next decade, including $3 trillion in investment; in new projects as part of the Vision 2030, Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman said on Wednesday.
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‘Quiet diplomacy’ key to improving China relationship: Trevor Rowe   
January 14, 2021
Source: The Australian - The business community is frustrated and concerned about Australias deteriorating relationship with China, Rothschild Australia senior adviser Trevor Rowe has warned.
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13 LGPS funds seek shared actuarial, admin and governance provider; Maps looks for independent evaluator   
January 14, 2021
Source: Professional Pensions - Norfolk County Council has issued a tender notice for a multi-provide framework agreement for the provision of actuarial services, governance, and administration support and consultancy services.
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State of Alaska Department of Revenue Cuts Stock Holdings in Kilroy Realty Co. (NYSE:KRC)   
January 14, 2021
Source: modernreaders.com - State of Alaska Department of Revenue lowered its stake in shares of Kilroy Realty Co. (NYSE:KRC) by 1.7% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange...
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Blacklisting of China deals grows   
January 14, 2021
Source: The Australian Financial Review - The federal government secretly rejected a Chinese power giant's proposed involvement in building a new $300 million gas power plant in New South Wales.
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Petco IPO’s Exceeds Expectations, Raising $864 Million. The Stock Is Set to Trade Tomorrow.   
January 14, 2021
Source: Barron's - Petco, the provider of pet health and wellness, sold 48 million shares at $18 each, above its $14 to $17 price range.
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Brookfield sees private property future   
January 14, 2021
Source: The Times - It bought Songbird Estates, the owner of Canary Wharf, for £2.6 billion with the Qatar Investment Authority in 2015. It also has developed buildings including 100 Bishopsgate, a 37-storey tower ...
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