SWF-Edge 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 for subscribers (which are permanently maintained).

Sovereign Wealth Fund News
Deloitte office raided over 1MDB case   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB, formerly known as Terengganu Investment Authority)
Source: New Straits Times on MSN.com - KUALA LUMPUR: Police have raided the office of accounting firm Deloitte Malaysia in relation to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal. A Federal police Commercial Crimes Investigation Department (CCID) team arrived at...
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'Decision not due to lost of confidence'   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Government Pension Fund (Thailand)
Source: New Straits Times on MSN.com - Speaking to the New Straits Times, she said the move was due to the new direction taken by Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG ... South Korea (US$6.3 billion) and Thailand (US$241 million).
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HKMA dismisses fund manager's attack   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Hong Kong (China) Monetary Authority -- Investment Portfolio
Source: The Standard - The Hong Kong Monetary Authority yesterday said that hedge fund manager Kyle Bass's analysis about shorting the Hong Kong dollar "ignored the fact" that the Exchange Fund Ordinance states that the fund may be used to maintain the...
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Botswana to Invest Diamond Wealth More Widely   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Pula Fund
Source: Bloomberg L.P. - Botswana’s central bank has given its sovereign wealth fund a broader mandate to help ensure the southern African nation isn’t denying itself attractive investment returns. The Pula fund, which holds about 70% of...
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Kyle Bass Is Wrong on Hong Kong's Peg, Too   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Hong Kong (China) Monetary Authority -- Investment Portfolio
Source: YAHOO! - The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has spent 80% of its reserves over the past year defending the peg, he said in an investor letter on the city’s “impending crisis.” That prompted a riposte from the de facto...
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HKMA grants four more virtual banking licenses   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Hong Kong (China) Monetary Authority -- Investment Portfolio
Source: EJ Insight - The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) granted banking licenses to four more virtual banks that will only offer services online, bringing the total to eight so far and the number of licensed banks in Hong Kong to 160. The four,...
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Tencent Leads $250 Million Round in Chinese Travel Site Mafengwo   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Temasek Holdings
Source: Bloomberg L.P. - Officially known as Beijing Mafengwo Network Technology Co., the company counts Temasek Holdings Pte as a backer and raised $133 million during its last round of financing in December 2017. The startup plans to use the new funds...
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Saudi Saher planning to offer 30% of its shares to public   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: Zawya - Riyadh — The Public Investment Fund (PIF), Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, is planning an initial public offering of the traffic-monitoring company which operates Saher system, Bloomberg quoted sources as saying...
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Nestle Hits Record High After Planning $10 Billion Private Equity Skin Care Sale   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
Source: The Street on MSN.com - Load Error A unit of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, as well as Switzerland-based EQT Private Equity Partners, will negotiate with Nestle as part of a plan to purchase the Skin Health division for CHF10.2 billion ($10.12...
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Mandai eco-resort to offer guests behind-the-scenes animal experiences   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Temasek Holdings
Source: AsiaOne - The resort will be owned by Mandai Park Holdings, a subsidiary of Temasek Holdings, and run by Banyan Tree. The cost of the project is subject to tender and has yet to be determined, said Mr Barclay. The 24 treehouses will be...
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Samruk-Kazyna increased IFRS net profit 70% in 2018   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : National Fund [of Kazakhstan]
Source: interfax.kz - News and other data on this web site are provided for information purposes only, and are not intended for republication or redistribution. Republication or redistribution of Interfax content, including by framing or similar...
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Science reacts to Coalition victory   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Future Fund (Australia)
Source: Innovation - STA pointed to a desire to establish a Research Translation Fund as an ambitious priority, a fund that would act to complement the Australian Research Council and suggests it would be similar to the existing Medical Research...
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Saudi Arabia to award mega project design contract in Q1   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: Zawya - Saudi Arabia's sovereign fund Public Investment Fund (PIF) is expected to award the design consultancy services contract for its $3 billion Amaala development in Tabouk, Saudi Arabia, by the second quarter of 2019, a source close...
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Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund eyes IPO of traffic monitoring firm   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: Gulf News - It also issues fines. A spokesman for the Public Investment Fund referred questions to Tahakom, which is formally known as Saudi Technology & Security Comprehensive Control Co. A spokesman for ...
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World Economic Forum appoints new member to Board of Trustees   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC)
Source: Webwire.com - In addition to his government responsibilities, he is Deputy Chairman of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC), where he is Chair of its Investment Strategies Committee. On the international stage, Tharman...
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Allocators In Emerging Markets Find Big Outperformance In Small Packages   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation
Source: Ai-cio.com - “The goal for us is to be really excellent LPs and partner with specialist managers who understand what is happening on the ground,” said Stephen Moseley, Head of Alternative Investments at Alaska Permanent Fund...
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Banks line up SFr5bn loans to back Nestle Skin Health buy   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
Source: Reuters - Nestle entered exclusive negotiations with EQT, a unit of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, PSP Investments and other institutional investors, it was announced on Wednesday. Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs are...
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Are lenders losing their appetite for Saudi debt'   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: Al Jazeera English - Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) is attracting only tepid interest in plans for its latest multibillion-dollar debt sale, banking sources told the Reuters news agency. This suggests the kingdom may be losing its appeal...
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Govt has evidence Jho Low kept a lot of the 1MDB money for himself: Malaysian PM Mahathir   
(Wednesday - May 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB, formerly known as Terengganu Investment Authority)
Source: The Straits Times - PUTRAJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Malaysian authorities have evidence that fugitive financier Low Taek Jho kept a lot of the money siphoned off from state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) for...
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Najib set to debate Kit Siang, and 9 other things that happened yesterday   
(Wednesday - May 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC)
Source: Malaysiakini - 4. The government’s challenge against the US$5.78 billion settlement with the International Petroleum Investment Company in a London court has been put on hold, pending arbitration. 5. While Bersih said it has recorded...
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Childersburg exploring turning old police building into first responder workout center   
(Wednesday - May 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : Alabama Trust Fund (United States)
Source: The Anniston Star - “If we find that we can use it for a workout place for first responders, we can address it by using Alabama Trust Fund monies, oil and gas monies from the state.” In other business, the council: Approved a request...
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Inland Real Estate, PGGM JV Buys Phase 2 of Newport Pavilion for $23.6M   
(Wednesday - May 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : PGGM – Asset Managers for Pension Funds
Source: Real Estate - Inland Real Estate Corp. continues to expand in the Cincinnati area. A few months ago, the company and Dutch pension fund advisor PGGM teamed up to purchase Phase I of Newport Pavilion, a grocery-anchored power center in Newport,...
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Saudi Arabia Seeks Private Money to Transform Red Sea Beaches   
(Wednesday - May 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: Bloomberg L.P. - Read more: Saudi Arabia Unveils Plans to Draw Tourists to Red Sea Beaches “The funding is backed by the Public Investment Fund -- they’re funding the equity and we will source senior debt,” John Pagano, chief...
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Yuan Ends Record Losing Streak as Central Bank Seen Stabilizing   
(Wednesday - May 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) Investment Company (China)
Source: Bloomberg L.P. - Earlier this week State Administration of Foreign Exchange head Pan Gongsheng said China has the experience and policy tools to cope with fluctuations in the forex market. A fixing below the 6.9 level once again shows...
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11 Social Security Calculators Worth Your Time   
(Wednesday - May 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : National Social Security Fund (SPF)
Source: Investopedia - Social Security is a government program, so you might use one word to describe it: complicated. In fact, Financial Engines asked 1,000 people who were getting close to retirement how much they knew about the retirement system...
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Saudi Wealth Fund to Plan IPO of Traffic Monitoring Firm   
(Wednesday - May 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: Bloomberg L.P. - A spokesman for the Public Investment Fund referred questions to Tahakom, which is formally known as Saudi Technology & Security Comprehensive Control Co. A spokesman for Tahakom confirmed the company was considering an IPO...
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China's FX regulator combats illegality, uses social credit system as additional penalty   
(Wednesday - May 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) Investment Company (China)
Source: Global Times - A notice posted on Monday on the website of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) disclosed 17 foreign exchange violations. It was the first such notice this year. Six enterprises and six individuals were involved...
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Why Temasek's plan to invest in TPG Growth's healthcare platform fell through   
(Wednesday - May 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : Temasek Holdings
Source: VCCircle - Last year, Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings agreed to invest $50 million in US private equity firm TPG Growth’s...
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Saudi mall operator Arabian Centres falls below IPO price in first trading   
(Wednesday - May 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: Gulf Business - Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), the kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund, has indirectly invested in the $747m initial public offering, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters ...
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Centerline Arranges $186M for Texas Portfolio Acquisition   
(Wednesday - May 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : PGGM – Asset Managers for Pension Funds
Source: Multi-Housing News - We are pleased that this complex transaction came together so well—it was a trophy deal for Centerline.” Behringer Harvard, PGGM enter $300M co-investment agreement Dallas—Behringer Harvard Multifamily REIT I...
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Two former Ostro executives to set up clean energy firm   
(Wednesday - May 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : Temasek Holdings
Source: Mint - Ltd, are in talks with Singapore’s state investment firm Temasek Holdings Pte. and Swedish private-equity firm EQT Partners to raise around $500 million to set up a green energy platform in India. Gupta and Subramanian were...
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Appetite for Saudi Arabia tested by latest jumbo loan   
(Wednesday - May 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: Reuters - DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) has attracted only tepid interest in plans for its latest multibillion-dollar debt sale, banking sources say, suggesting the kingdom is losing its appeal for...
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Working group for EIT report preparation created in Azerbaijan   
(Wednesday - May 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ)
Source: MENAFN - The State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan was established in 1999, and its assets at that time amounted to $271 million. According to the regulations on SOFAZ, its funds can be used for the construction ...
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Car industry urges 'jump-start' for electric vehicle chargers   
(Wednesday - May 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : Future Fund (Australia)
Source: The Sydney Morning Herald - "Just as the Future Fund was established in 2006 to meet the unfunded superannuation liabilities of an ageing population, VACC calls on the next Australian government to establish an Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Future Fund to...
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German businessmen invited to join privatization of Kazakhstani companies   
(Wednesday - May 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : National Wealth Fund
Source: Kazinform - The diplomat added that companies operating in various spheres will be put up for privatization. Besides, this year the Samruk-Kazyna National Wealth Fund is considering the possibility of privatization of such companies as...
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Industry super funds brace for attack from Coalition government   
(Wednesday - May 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : Future Fund (Australia)
Source: The Australian - The issue is how this capital is allocated and the implications are profound for capital raising in Australia. As this plays out punters ... one-third from management and one-third independent. Future Fund chairman Peter Costello...
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Uncertainty for Permanent Fund Corporation as lawmakers could break statutory rules   
(Wednesday - May 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation
Source: KTUU.com - In January of 2018, the board of trustees at the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation made a rare resolution, calling on the Legislature to adopt a rules-based system for how the fund is used. The Legislature responded by passing...
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China talks up the value of yuan as Donald Trump’s trade war hits currency rate   
(Wednesday - May 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) Investment Company (China)
Source: South China Morning Post - Pan Gongsheng, chief of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (Safe), said that the yuan’s value is strongly supported by the country’s economic and financial fundamentals. Pan talked up the at a time when an...
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Ex-Goldman banker extradited to US to face 1MDB charges   
(Tuesday - May 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB, formerly known as Terengganu Investment Authority)
Source: New York Post - Malaysian Roger Ng has been detained in Kuala Lumpur since Nov. 1, after the US Department of Justice (DoJ) announced charges against him for allegedly laundering funds diverted from the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) fund....
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Tony Pua tells Najib to accept reality that FDI booming under Pakatan’s watch   
(Tuesday - May 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : Khazanah Nasional Berhad – Malaysia
Source: YAHOO! - owned by Khazanah Nasional Berhad, to Mitsui & Co Limited. He added that the RM3.7 billion from Austria was from the sale of a 50 per cent stake in Sapura Upstream Sdn Bhd, which is 40 per cent owned by Permodalan Nasional...
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Nearly 1000 new homes for renters to be built opposite Wandsworth Town train station   
(Tuesday - May 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : PGGM – Asset Managers for Pension Funds
Source: Your Local Guardian - The scheme, which was acquired by the Legal & General BTR Fund, PGGM and Legal & General Capital already has full planning permission. That consent includes 35 per cent affordable housing (all of which for rent) and will...
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Putrajaya's bid to challenge Najib-led US$5.78bil settlement with IPIC on hold   
(Tuesday - May 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : Aabar Investments PJSC
Source: Malaysiakini - London court judge Robin Knowles said he was granted a temporary and indefinite stay so as to allow a second round of arbitration brought by IPIC and its subsidiary Aabar Investments PJS against 1MDB, according to a Bloomberg...
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The Logic Behind China’s Foreign Aid Agency   
(Tuesday - May 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) Investment Company (China)
Source: Carnegie Endowment For International Peace - At that point, the Chinese government established an interministry coordination system on foreign aid that involved an array of state organs, including the Ministry of Commerce, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the State...
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About Zimbabwe Mining International Investment Conference 2019   
(Tuesday - May 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : Korean Investment Corporation (KIC)
Source: Miningreview - Korea Investment Corporation, Renaissance Capital, JSE, LCT Resources, Glencore, Mayer Brown, London Stock Exchange, CIC, Vedanta, IDC, The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Reuters, CNBC Africa TV, CGTN TV and many more.
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Malaysia case over 1MDB’s US$5.8 billion IPIC deal put on hold   
(Tuesday - May 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : Aabar Investments PJSC
Source: The Edge on MSN.com - The stay will allow a second round of arbitration, brought by IPIC and its Aabar Investments unit against 1MDB, to go ahead, Knowles said in the judgment. “This is one of the rare and compelling cases where a temporary case...
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Australia’s STEM sector looks to opportunities ahead   
(Tuesday - May 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : Future Fund (Australia)
Source: Armed robbery in Revesby - a fund that would be similar to the successful Medical Research Future Fund. “Australian researchers outperform many of our international colleagues; despite our small population we often rank within the top 10 countries in...
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Australia to get an AI-powered map of drug-resistant germs   
(Tuesday - May 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : Future Fund (Australia)
Source: IT News For Australia Business - The AMR ‘knowledge engine’, supported by the Medical Research Future Fund and 14 research organisations ... research conducted by Djordjevic at the Australian Centre for Genomic Epidemiological Microbiology, also...
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Kuwait Investment Authority denies Pakistan spend   
(Tuesday - May 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : Kuwait Investment Authority
Source: MENAFN - (MENAFN - Arab Times) KUWAIT CITY, May 19: Several media outlets in Kuwait and Pakistan have recently published false press stories claiming that the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) is pursuing ...
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Why Yuan at Seven Would Risk Further Inflaming Trade Dispute   
(Tuesday - May 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) Investment Company (China)
Source: Bloomberg L.P. - The nation has ample policy tools to cope with fluctuations in the currency market, State Administration of Foreign Exchange head Pan Gongsheng said in an interview with Financial News published on the central bank’s...
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This is the biggest Saudi IPO in four years   
(Tuesday - May 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: MarketWatch - Non-Saudi investors accounted for 16.7%. Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund, invested through separate institutional investors so that it would not own a direct stake in Arabian Centres,...
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