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
Singapore: Shares of Noble Group surge on rumoured buyout talks   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : Temasek Holdings
- International Business Times - China Minmetals Corp, Brightoil Petroleum (îHoldingsî) and Singapore state investor îTemasekî îHoldingsî could potentially be interested in acquiring Noble,...
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Listen up Flipkart, Snapdeal: Sebi may relax IPO rules for e-tailers to list on bourses   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : Temasek Holdings
- Firstpost - India is seeing a boom in private investments in start-ups and a large number of funds including îTemasekî îHoldingsî, U.S.-based Accel Partners and Japan's SoftBank Corp have invested billions...
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The Kazakh despot who bought Blair for £16million (and Cherie for £320k): How ex-PM sold himself to a 'virtual gangster' linked to torture, money laundering, bribery and murder   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : Libyan Investment Authority
- Daily Mail - On behalf of British companies, he courted the îLibyan Investment Authorityî (LIA) and the National Oil Corporation (NOC). Both the LIA and the NOC were massive and corrupt institutions with fabulous...
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Achieving Egypt's goals   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : Aabar Investments PJSC
- Zawya - Better than expected outcomes at last week's Egypt Economic Development Conference should benefit all Egyptians, writes Sherine Abdel-Razek The large grin on President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi's face, as well as the joyful...
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Investors fret over exit as prices for start-ups soar   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : Temasek Holdings
- Reuters - India's rising number of smartphone users, cheaper internet costs and a vast middle class have turned it into one of the hottest markets for investors such as Singaporean wealth fund îTemasekî...
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Market value of startups may soar 9-fold in 5 yrs   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : Qatar Investment Authority
- Economic Times - Top global investors and sovereign wealth managers such as BlackRock, T Rowe Price, îQatar Investment Authorityî and GIC of Singapore are opening up purse strings, while a bevy of hedge funds â...
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Storebrand ASA : Notice of Annual General Meeting 2015   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : Storebrand
- 4 Traders - 03/19 HAFSLUND ASA: - Tarjei Lie new Senior Vice President for Strategy, HR and ICT 03/19 HAFSLUND ASA: - Tarjei Lie new Senior Vice President for Strategy, HR and ICT 03/12 STOREBRAND ASA: Correction:...
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Norges Bank adds $1 billion in China QFII quota, lifting total to $2.5 billion   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : Hong Kong (China) Monetary Authority -- Investment Portfolio
- Pensions & Investments - Norges Bank is only the second institutional investor to garner that much quota capacity. In September, the îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî became the first to reach US$2.5 billion....
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NZ Super underlines long-term views amid criticism   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : Canadian Pension Plan (SPF)
- asianinvestor.net - The white paper, entitled Long-term Portfolio Guide, is an output from an initiative comprised of investment professionals from the îCanadian Pension Plan Investment Boardî, PGGM, Washington State...
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Noble braced for next critique by mysterious research firm   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : China Investment Corporation
- Financial Times - How Mr Alireza responds to the next report by Iceberg will be watched closely by the industry and Nobleâs shareholders, which include îChina Investment Corporationî, the Chinese sovereign...
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Alibaba's Ant Financial planning Shanghai listing in 2017   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : National Social Security Fund (SPF)
- 中æ¶çµå­æ¥ - Ant Financial, the online financial services affiliate of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, has held its first round of financing to state-fund...
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Kingdom Holding inks MoU with Korean Investment Corporation   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : Korean Investment Corporation (KIC)
- Saudi Gazette - RIYADH â Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), signed an MoU with Hank Ahn, Chairman and CEO of îKorea Investment Corporationî (KIC) on Tuesday (March 3) at KHC...
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Suitors circle Noble after commodity trader's $1.8 billion market plunge   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : Temasek Holdings
- Reuters - Other M&A bankers who have worked with Chinese state-owned companies mentioned China Minmetals Corp, Brightoil Petroleum (îHoldingsî) Ltd and Singapore state investor îTemasekî...
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ICD, KIC to launch investment collaboration platform   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : Korean Investment Corporation (KIC)
- KhaleejTimes - Dubai â In line with its international expansion plans, Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), the principal investment arm of the Government of Dubai, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with...
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Investors fret over exit as prices for India's start-ups soar   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : Temasek Holdings
- The Hindu Business Line - India's rising number of smartphone users, cheaper internet costs and a vast middle class has turned it into one of the hottest markets for investors such as Singaporean wealth fund îTemasekî...
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An answer to Fund-Bank domination   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : China Investment Corporation
- The Hindu Business Line - For instance the person expected to be in charge, Jin Liqun, is the former chair of the board of supervisors of îChina Investment Corporationî, the Chinese sovereign wealth fund with $200...
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Fitch assigns SOCAR's notes final senior unsecured 'BBB-' rating   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ)
- Trend - âSOCAR's ratings are aligned with îAzerbaijanî's (BBB-/Stable), as it represents the state's interests in the strategically important oil and gas industry,â said the message. âSOCAR maintains...
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China grows more popular for foreigners, finds report   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) Investment Company (China)
- Pakistan Defence - Statistics from the îState Administration of Foreign Exchangeî show that more than 612,000 work visits were made to China last year, an increase of 83,000 from 2011. "China has strong momentum to...
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Kingdom Holding signs MoU with Korean sovereign wealth fund   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : Korean Investment Corporation (KIC)
- Zawya - Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), signed an MoU with Hank Ahn, chairman and CEO of îKorea Investment Corporationî (KIC) in Riyadh. This strategic partnership aims at...
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How to invest $300 billion: four top investors tell Smart Investor their secrets   
March 20, 2015 Associated Profiles : Future Fund (Australia)
- Australian Financial Review - "Nobody knows what fair value is with the îAustralianî dollar. There is nothing scientific about it. It has got to come back to instinct," Pearce says. Alliston and Pearce, alongside...
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QIC Announces Senior US and UK Appointments to Its Global Infrastructure Business   
March 19, 2015 Associated Profiles : New Zealand Superannuation Fund
- Yahoo Finance - the inaugural CEO of Australia's Future Fund and the first CEO of the îNew Zealand Superannuation Fundî, was appointed independent chairman of the QIC Global Infrastructure Investment Committee. QIC is...
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ASSYSTEM : ASSYSTEM agrees to acquire nearly two-thirds of the stake held by Fonds Stratégique d'Investissement   
March 19, 2015 Associated Profiles : Fonds Stratégique D’Investissement (Strategic Investment Fund)
- Bloomberg - ASSYSTEM : ASSYSTEM agrees to acquire nearly two-thirds of the stake held by Fonds Stratégique d'Investissement (Paris, 8 April 2013 - 5:45 pm) - Assystem announced today that it has signed an agreement...
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du holds 9th AGM   
March 19, 2015 Associated Profiles : Emirates Investment Authority
- MENAFN - îEmirates Investment Authorityî appointed Mohamed Saif Al Suwaidi, Hana Al Rostamani and Saeed Al Yateem. Mubadala Development Company appointed Waleed Al Muhairi and Masood Mahmood, and Emirates Integrated...
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Cultural barbarism too   
March 19, 2015 Associated Profiles : Future Fund (Australia)
- The Canberra Times - At a time when the mining boom was going gang busters and the federal coffers were awash with surplus cash, Costello set up the îFuture Fundî, îAustraliaî's only sovereign wealth fund,...
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Mainstream Renewable Obtains $74 Million Debt Facility   
March 19, 2015 Associated Profiles : National Pensions Reserve Fund (SPF)
- Bloomberg - The four-year facility was arranged through Cantor Fitzgerald Ireland Ltd. and BlueBay Ireland Corporate Credit, set up by BlueBay Asset Management LLP using investments from the îNational Pensions Reserve...
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Noble Debt Trades Like Junk With Record Maturities During Rout   
March 19, 2015 Associated Profiles : Temasek Holdings
- Bloomberg - îTemasekî îHoldingsî Pte. last year boosted its Olam stake to 80 percent in a takeover offer. âThe market has repriced somewhat as investors realized that Noble is actually more complex,...
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Bright Days Ahead for Sun Hung Kai Properties   
March 19, 2015 Associated Profiles : Hong Kong (China) Monetary Authority -- Investment Portfolio
- Barron's - Hong Kong has been working to put the brakes on its soaring real estate market. Earlier this month, the îHong Kong Monetary Authorityî further tightened the rules for mortgage lending, following earlier...
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Fitch: Basel III Securities and REITs to Broaden Thai Capital Market   
March 19, 2015 Associated Profiles : Government Pension Fund (Thailand)
- Reuters - Fitch expects îThailandî's bond markets to continue to develop with ... Mr. Yingyong Nilasena, CFA, Deputy Secretary General for the îGovernment Pension Fundî, was the guest speaker at Fitch's...
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U.K. agrees to sell its 40% stake in Eurostar   
March 19, 2015 Associated Profiles : Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
- Travel Weekly - A consortium of îCaisse de Depot et Placement du Quebecî (an institutional investor that manages public pension plans in Quebec) and U.K.-based investor Hermes Infrastructure has agreed to acquire the...
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CVC And Singapore Eye £2.5bn Center Parcs Bid   
March 19, 2015 Associated Profiles : Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
- Orange - CVC and GIC are said to be in discussions with the îAbu Dhabi Investment Authorityî, another powerful state fund, about joining their bid. The Singaporean entity is a major investor in CVC's buyout funds as...
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RBL Bank invests Rs50 crore in venture debt fund of Trifecta Capital   
March 19, 2015 Associated Profiles : Temasek Holdings
- Live Mint - was acquired by the Singapore governmentâs investment arm îTemasekî îHoldingsî Pvt. Ltd. Silicon Valley Bank has a loan book of almost $100 million and has lent to around 75 start-ups. >...
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Bahrain's BBK launches $400 mln 5-yr dollar bond   
March 19, 2015 Associated Profiles : Kuwait Investment Authority
- Zawya - Rated BBB by Fitch, BBK is 32.1 percent owned by the Bahraini government, with the îKuwait Investment Authorityî owning an 18.7 percent stake, according to Thomson Reuters data. (Reporting by Archana...
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Goldman parts with consumer/retail IB head   
March 19, 2015 Associated Profiles : Temasek Holdings
- Finance Asia - Goldman Sachs advised Hutchison Whampoa last year on the sale of a 24.9% stake in beauty retailer AS Watson to îTemasekî îHoldingsî. (With additional reporting by Alison Tudor Ackroyd) > 2553
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Renminbi opening unleashes trapped cash as global centres link to China   
March 19, 2015 Associated Profiles : State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) Investment Company (China)
- theasset.com - No wonder, service providers wasted no time to announce that their deal was the 'first' to take advantage of the February 2014 directive by the Shanghai branch of the îState Administration of Foreign...
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Goldman Sachs inks $300m realty JV with Nitesh Estates   
March 19, 2015 Associated Profiles : Qatar Investment Authority
- Economic Times - It joins a growing list of marquee global investors like Blackstone, Brookfield Asset Management, îQatar Investment Authorityî and GIC of Singapore which have been buying into India's over...
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StarAgri to extend post-harvest solutions to more farmers   
March 19, 2015 Associated Profiles : Temasek Holdings
- The Hindu Business Line - To a query on private equity participation, he said âSingapore-based îTemasekî îHoldingsî invested â¹250 cr in StarAgri in 2014. This is being utilised to...
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Qatar delegation in to explore investment opportunities   
March 19, 2015 Associated Profiles : Qatar Investment Authority
- Ghana Web - A delegation from the îQatar Investment Authorityî (QIA) arrived in Accra yesterday to explore investment opportunities in the energy and agriculture sectors. The two-day visit is a follow-up to...
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Life Insurers in India Seek PE Capital after Law Change   
March 19, 2015 Associated Profiles : Temasek Holdings
- FIN Alternatives - It gave no details. Bankers said ICICI Prudential Life, a joint venture between ICICI Bank and Prudential, is also in talks with investors including Singapore's îTemasekî îHoldingsî....
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New CICC chief faces challenges in returning investment bank to glory days   
March 19, 2015 Associated Profiles : Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC)
- South China Morning Post - the îGovernment of Singapore Investment Corporationî and Malaysiaâs Great Eastern Life Assurance. Bi previously held the positions of deputy chief executive, member and acting chairman...
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Aiham Abdullah Al Riyami   
March 19, 2015 Associated Profiles : State General Reserve Fund (Oman)
- Bloomberg - Mr. Aiham Abdullah Al Riyami is a Member of îState General Reserve Fundî. Mr. Al Riyami serves as a Director of îOmanî Brunei Investment Company. To contact îOmanî Brunei Investment...
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du holds its Annual General Meeting for the ninth consecutive year   
March 19, 2015 Associated Profiles : Emirates Investment Authority
- Zawya - îEmirates Investment Authorityî have appointed Khaled Mohammed Balama, Mohamed Saif Al Suwaidi, Hana Al Rostamani and Saeed Al Yateem. Mubadala Development Company appointed Waleed Al Muhairi and Masood...
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Najib, Jho Low sidestepping real questions on 1MDB   
March 19, 2015 Associated Profiles : 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB, formerly known as Terengganu Investment Authority)
- freemalaysiatoday.com - the î1Malaysia Development Berhadî (1MDB) management, and Jho Low and his associates. âThey (emails) clearly demonstrated Jho Lowâs direct and masterful involvement in the entire...
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du holds 9th AGM   
March 19, 2015 Associated Profiles : Emirates Investment Authority
- MENAFN - îEmirates Investment Authorityî appointed Mohamed Saif Al Suwaidi, Hana Al Rostamani and Saeed Al Yateem. Mubadala Development Company appointed Waleed Al Muhairi and Masood Mahmood, and Emirates Integrated...
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Conflicts of interest become an issue as the senate gets political   
March 19, 2015 Associated Profiles : PGGM – Asset Managers for Pension Funds
- DutchNews.nl - De Grave is chairman of the medical specialistsâ organisation and pension giant îPGGMî. De Grave told the Volkskrant he always voted according to the party line. The Volkskrant also points out...
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Eurotunnel records 90 per cent leap in profits just 8 years after going bust as business between Paris and London booms   
March 19, 2015 Associated Profiles : Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
- This is Money - A joint venture between pension group îCaisse de depot et placement du Quebecî (CDPQ) and Hermes Infrastructure bought the stake for £757million. Eurotunnel, which is listed in Paris and...
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Saudi Arabia plans to expand local oil refineries   
March 19, 2015 Associated Profiles : International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC)
- Al Arabiya News - The îInternational Petroleum Investment Companyî, a fund that focuses on energy, is also considering opening a 200,000 barrel-a-day refinery in the emirate of Fujairah. Kuwait is planning the 4...
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Activist Hit With Copyright Complaint Over Post On Malaysian Financier   
March 19, 2015 Associated Profiles : 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB, formerly known as Terengganu Investment Authority)
- BuzzFeed - Brown had included the photos of Low in an article about î1Malaysia Development Berhadî, a controversial development fund whose chairman is Razak and with which Low is associated. Brown had written about...
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Mike Coulson   
March 19, 2015 Associated Profiles : Fund for Arkansas’ Future – United States of America
- Bloomberg - He serves as one of the managing members of the îFund for Arkansas' Futureî, an angel venture capital fund. He served on the Baptist Health Board of Trustees since 1985. He was 2004 Chairman of the Little...
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In belt-tightening, Najib should lead by example   
March 19, 2015 Associated Profiles : 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB, formerly known as Terengganu Investment Authority)
- Malaysiakini - The marginalised face serious challenges to survive financially. We have a ballooning government debt and the yet unresolved î1Malaysia Development Berhadî (1MDB) scandal casting further economic gloom....
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UPDATE 1-Three bidding groups vie for Morgan Stanley gas network-sources   
March 19, 2015 Associated Profiles : PGGM – Asset Managers for Pension Funds
- Reuters - Canada's PSP and European fund manager Arcus have also teamed up to make an offer, while a third group comprises Chinese state fund Gingko Tree and Dutch pension fund îPGGMî, the sources said. Madrilena Red...
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