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
Najib and family at Bank Negara to inspect items seized by MACC   
February 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB, formerly known as Terengganu Investment Authority)
Source: The Star - The trio arrived at around 9.15am to inspect items, which were kept in a vault at the central bank, that were allegedly linked to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) funds. Najib arrived in his black Proton Perdana and was seen...
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Saudi Aramco to win unconditional EU clearance for $69B Sabic deal   
February 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: Khaleej Times - World No. 1 oil producer Saudi Aramco is set to gain unconditional EU antitrust approval for its ... Aramco announced the deal to acquire the controlling stake from sovereign investor Public Investment Fund (PIF) in March last...
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Najib, Rosmah and daughter leave Bank Negara after inspecting seized items   
February 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB, formerly known as Terengganu Investment Authority)
Source: The Star - It was reported on Feb 17 that the High Court allowed an application by the prosecution in a forfeiture suit against Najib and his family for an extension of time to allow the defendants to examine items allegedly linked to the...
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Axiata Seeks Partnership For Digital Banking License   
February 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Khazanah Nasional Berhad – Malaysia
Source: pymnts.com - Bloomberg recently reported that Axiata’s top shareholder, Khazanah Nasional Berhad, was in talks with Telenor just months after the carriers decided not to complete a merger of Asia operations. Robi, a separate part of...
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TAL Education Group ADR   
February 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : New Zealand Superannuation Fund
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 economy set to grow this year, driven by non-oil sector - central bank   
February 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: YAHOO! - Saudi Arabia's economy is expected to grow this year, supported by the non-oil sector, despite a challenging global economic backdrop, the Saudi central bank governor said on Saturday as the kingdom hosts the G20 meeting.
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Gulf’s First Female Finance Minister Appointed   
February 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Kuwait Investment Authority
Source: Global Finance - As finance minister, she heads the world’s fifth-largest sovereign wealth fund, the Kuwait Investment Authority, with assets topping $592 billion. It would be a leap, however, to claim that Al-Aqeel’s appointment...
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Seeking All Sustainable-Insurtechs To Help To Take Action   
February 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Storebrand
Source: Forbes - In 2015 the Swedish Occupational Pension Provider SPP concluded that as the Nordic Insurance market is on the way to be disrupted, the outcome of analysis has been clear. SPP needed to implement a new core platform,
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Ho Ching: Why Singapore is better prepared than South Korea against Covid-19   
February 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Temasek Holdings
Source: MSN - Singapore — The country’s Infectious Disease Act has been vital to its preparedness for pandemics, in contrast to South Korea, which has no “relevant laws to compel testing and quarantine”, according to...
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Saudi Aramco to win unconditional EU clearance for $69bln SABIC deal - sources   
February 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: Zawya - BRUSSELS - World No. 1 oil producer Saudi Aramco is set to gain unconditional EU antitrust approval for its ... Aramco announced the deal to acquire the controlling stake from sovereign investor Public Investment Fund (PIF) in...
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California Pension Fund Does Not Deny CIO’s Involvement in China’s ‘Thousand Talents Program’   
February 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) Investment Company (China)
Source: National Review - The CEO of CalPERS said Representative Jim Banks had made ‘baseless accusations’ but did not deny that Yu Ben Meng was recruited to a Chinese program.
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Saudi GDP growth projected to see an uptick this year, backed by non-oil sector - central bank   
February 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: Zawya - Even as the oil-based economy suffers, economists have said Saudi investments in non-oil infrastructure projects led by the Public Investment Fund will continue to support economic activity this year. Saudi non-oil economic...
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Sowell Financial Services LLC Acquires 208 Shares of Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ:ADP)   
February 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : PGGM – Asset Managers for Pension Funds
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - PGGM Investments acquired a new stake in Automatic Data Processing in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $49,308,000. State Street Corp boosted its position in Automatic Data Processing by 1.0% in the fourth quarter....
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Breaking Down Volkswagen's First US 'Clean Diesel' Trial   
February 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB, formerly known as Terengganu Investment Authority)
Source: Law360 - Aside from the automakers' case. Nelles is also representing Goldman Sachs in a proposed class action over the 1Malaysia Development Berhad fraud scandal. The opt-out drivers are represented by Fred D. Heather and Richard W....
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Saudi GDP growth set to see uptick this year: SAMA   
February 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: ???????.?? - Even as the oil-based economy suffers, economists have said Saudi investments in non-oil infrastructure projects led by the Public Investment Fund will continue to support economic activity this year. Saudi non-oil economic...
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New maternity benefits plan for women working in Bahrain's private sector   
February 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Mumtalakat Holding Company
Source: Zawya - Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company, the country’s sovereignty fund, said this would constitute as favouritism towards Bahrainis who would receive an advantage in treatment over their expat colleagues. The National Oil and...
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Should the law protect fools' Libya to sue Goldman Sachs for $1 billion claiming employees' naivety   
February 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Libyan Investment Authority
Source: Al Bawaba News - The Libyan Investment Authority, which was set up in 2006 to handle the country’s oil revenues, accuses the investment bank of gaining the “trust and confidence” of its inexperienced ...
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RDIF, Mubadala announce successful exit from investments tackling digital inequality across Russia   
February 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : National Wealth Fund
Source: Khaleej Times - funds, attracted from foreign investors and the National Wealth Fund to finance the project, made it possible to accelerate the process of connecting small towns to the Internet."
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Depleting ECA signals revenue pressure, says LCCI, institute   
February 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Excess Crude Account (Nigeria)
Source: MSN - The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Institute of Finance and Control of Nigeria have said the depletion of the country’s Excess Crude Account signaled pressure on government revenues.The Federal Government...
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Gulf International Bank   
February 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Emirates Investment Authority
Source: Gulf Business - Oman’s finance ministry and the Emirates Investment Authority hold smaller stakes. The bank has two main subsidiaries, Gulf International Bank (UK) Limited and Riyadh-based GIB Capital.
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Pension Protection Fund tenders for managed services contract   
February 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Pension Protection Fund - United Kingdom
Source: Computing - If you already have an account please use the link below to sign in. If you have any problems with your access or would like to request an individual access account please contact our customer ...
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PPF picks framework agreement firms   
February 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Pension Protection Fund - United Kingdom
Source: IPE - The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has today announced the appointment of nine specialist firms to a new framework agreement, which will provide administration, actuarial, support and consultancy services to its board. The...
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Alstom and Bombardier have 'strong case' for rail deal -Canadian pension fund CEO   
February 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Source: Nasdaq - Alstom SA has a "strong case" to acquire Bombardier Inc's rail business for up to 6.2 billion euros, without making too many important concessions, the chief executive of Canadian pension fund Caisse de dépôt et...
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Wife of Malaysian ex-PM Najib's 10-day trial marked by screaming matches and crying supporters   
February 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB, formerly known as Terengganu Investment Authority)
Source: MSN - Rosmah Mansor, the self-styled former ‘First Lady of Malaysia’, married to disgraced former PM Najib Razak, faces 20 charges including money laundering Her trial has also featured claims of emergency medical...
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China's FX market data to be delayed due to virus - FX regulator   
February 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) Investment Company (China)
Source: Leader-Post - The State Administration of Foreign Exchange said in an online statement that the release of data on trade in the currency market and commercial banks’ foreign exchange sales for January would be postponed to March 6 due to...
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CDPQ posts a 10.4% annualized return in 2019 and 8.1% over five years   
February 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Source: Business Insider - CDPQ's portfolio produced $106 billion over five years and depositors' net assets reached $340 billion MONTRÉAL, Feb. 20, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) today released...
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Former NMP goes against Ho Ching’s advice that even alcohol can be used to sanitise against COVID-19   
February 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Temasek Holdings
Source: MSN - SINGAPORE — In a Facebook post on February 16, former NMP Shiao-yin Kuik shared advice to citizens regarding proper sanitation and protection amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. The material she shared debunked the use of vodka...
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Why celebs are boycotting these Brunei-owned hotels   
February 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Brunei Investment Agency
Source: MSN - It's a small country, but the Brunei Investment Agency owns property around the world, like the Dorchester Collection of hotels. Now celebrities like George Clooney are calling for a boycott of ...
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Canadian pension fund Caisse posts 10.4% return in 2019   
February 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Source: Nasdaq - Canada's second-biggest pension fund Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) on Thursday reported average weighted returns of 10.4% in 2019, as strength in its equities portfolio offset underperformance...
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Funds pouring in for clean water supply   
February 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : State General Reserve Fund (Oman)
Source: Vietnamnet - Vietnam-Oman Investment (VOI), a joint venture between the State Capital Investment Corporation and the State General Reserve Fund of Oman, invested $19 million in building the Hau River Water Plant. Manila Water Asia Pacific ...
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Caisse de Depot’s 10% Return Sends Assets to $257 Billion   
February 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Source: YAHOO! - Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec returned 10.4% last year as stocks and fixed income shielded Canada’s second-largest pension fund manager from a poor performance in real estate.Net investment income for 2019 amounted...
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Caisse de Depot misses benchmark with 4.2% return in 2019   
February 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Source: Pensions&Investments - Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec, Montreal, returned a net 4.2% on its investments in 2019 and reported net assets of C$340.1 billion ($255.6 billion) in a news release Thursday. The return was 1.6 percentage points below...
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Former NMP goes against Ho Ching’s advise that even alcohol can be used to sanitise against COVID-19   
February 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Temasek Holdings
Source: WHAT HAS - "If it seems like you cannot get your hands on a professionally-made sanitiser, you are better off just putting hand soap in your little bottles and use that to keep washing your hands," writes Ms Shiao-yin Photos: Former NMP...
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Rallies across NZ condemn Israeli attacks on Gaza   
February 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : New Zealand Superannuation Fund
Source: TVNZ 1 - Yesterday, six pro-Palestinian protesters entered the New Zealand Superannuation Fund building in Auckland where they chained themselves to an office. They called for the company to pull out their ...
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Caisse de Depot posts 10.4% return for 2019   
February 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Source: Pensions&Investments - Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec, Montreal, returned a net 10.4% on its investments in 2019 and reported net assets of C$340.1 billion ($255.6 billion) in a news release Thursday. The return was 1.6 percentage points below...
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MACC audio recordings: Police to record statements from Najib, Rosmah on Friday (Feb 21)   
February 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB, formerly known as Terengganu Investment Authority)
Source: The Star - It also released recordings of several other phone conversations in connection with investigations into the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and SRC International Sdn Bhd scandals. Besides Najib, the conversations allegedly...
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Ping An Reports Steady YoY Growth of 18.1% in Operating Profit Attributable to Shareholders of the Parent Company in 2019   
February 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Hong Kong (China) Monetary Authority -- Investment Portfolio
Source: PR Newswire - Company of China, Ltd. (hereafter "Ping An", the "Company" or the "Group", HKEX: 02318; SSE: 601318) announced
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Caisse de Depot to Sell One-Third Of Malls Amid E-Commerce Hit   
February 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Source: Bloomberg - Canada’s second-biggest pension manager is preparing to sell a third of the shopping centers it owns in its home market as e-commerce finally starts to bite the country’s brick-and-mortar retailers. Caisse de Depot et...
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George Clooney calls for boycott of hotels over anti-gay law   
February 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Brunei Investment Agency
Source: Fox News - Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah rules the oil-rich monarchy with full executive authority, and the hotels are owned by the Brunei Investment Agency. An email seeking comment was sent to the agency Friday.
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Blackstone Cements £450M+ Profit At Chiswick Park   
February 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : China Investment Corporation
Source: Bisnow - It spent £70M developing a sixth building on the site in 2012 before selling the scheme to the China Investment Corporation for £780M in 2014. The development site for building seven was not ...
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Pension Protection Fund announces nine partner firms for new framework agreement   
February 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Pension Protection Fund - United Kingdom
Source: Professional Pensions - If you already have an account please use the link below to sign in. If you have any problems with your access or would like to request an individual access account please contact our customer service team.
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New Caisse CEO says Alstom making rare commitments in Bombardier takeover offer   
February 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Source: MSN - MONTREAL — It is rare for a company make commitments as specific as those written in "black on white" by Alstom as part of its offer for Bombardier Transportation, the new president and chief executive officer of the Caisse...
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Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency talks success of Azerbaijan’s economic policy   
February 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ)
Source: Trend News Agency - The results of the Azerbaijani government’s support in the financial sector, diversification of agricultural development, tourism development, establishment of foreign trade relations, investment of low-risk areas by...
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Entrepreneur of the Week: Helen Chen, CEO and co-founder of Nomad   
February 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : China Investment Corporation
Source: Arabian Business - Enter Nomad. Led by Goldman Sachs, China Investment Corporation and Blackstone veteran Helen Chen, the Dubai-based start-up aims to use technology to improve the entire buying, selling or renting experience from start to finish....
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Battle deepens to become Korea's leading investment bank   
February 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Korean Investment Corporation (KIC)
Source: koreatimes.co.kr - It seems that heated competition among Korea's major financial groups, including Hana, Shinhan, KB and NongHyup, will be fiercer this year, as they all plan to strengthen their investment banking units to seek new growth momentum...
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Ho Ching says ‘counterproductive’ for Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi to call for Asean to lift travel bans   
February 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Temasek Holdings
Source: Mothership.sg - CEO of Temasek Holdings Ho Ching has remarked on Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s call for Asean member countries to lift their travel restrictions on China. Referring to Wang as a “young ...
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FAAC allocation January 2020: FG, states, LGs share N647.35 billion   
February 20, 2020 Associated Profiles : Excess Crude Account (Nigeria)
Source: FINANCIAL WATCH NIGERIA - The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the N647.35 billion shared is 9.63 per cent lower ... The permanent secretary said as at Feb. 19, the balance in the Excess Crude Account (ECA) was $71.81 million. Isa-Dutse said:...
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Malaysia 1MDB fugitive spotted in virus-hit Wuhan   
February 20, 2020 Associated Profiles : 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB, formerly known as Terengganu Investment Authority)
Source: The Jakarta Post - Low Taek Jho -- commonly known as Jho Low -- is accused of playing a major role in plundering billions of dollars from sovereign wealth fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad. Looted money was used to buy everything from a super-yacht...
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FG, States, LGAs share N647.353bn in January   
February 20, 2020 Associated Profiles : Excess Crude Account (Nigeria)
Source: The Sun - Nigeria’s Federal, State and Local Government shared ... It was announced that as of February 19, 2020, the balance in the Excess Crude Account (ECA) was $ 71.814 million. The gross statutory revenue for the month of...
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Excess crude account balance drops by $253m in one month   
February 20, 2020 Associated Profiles : Excess Crude Account (Nigeria)
Source: TheCable - The excess crude account was created by former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2004 for saving ... A report released by the International Monetary Fund in April 2019 had ranked Nigeria the second-worst in the world in the use of ...
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