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
China Needs Money - Evidence in Desperate FDI Actions, Not Words   
(Thursday - September 12, 2019) Associated Profiles : State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) Investment Company (China)
Source: FXStreet - Be Wary. China’s latest welcome to foreigners smells of desperation. Global funds no longer need quotas to buy Chinese stocks and bonds, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange said in a statement Tuesday. That removes...
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Private market investors have to work harder: Norris   
(Thursday - September 12, 2019) Associated Profiles : Future Fund (Australia)
Source: The Australian Financial Review - Future Fund deputy chief investment officer of private markets, Wendy Norris, says there's more competition for VC and PE deals. Supplied. Ms Norris, who addressed the Australian Investment Conference on Wednesday, said investors...
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Future Fund pursues growth in private equity   
(Thursday - September 12, 2019) Associated Profiles : Future Fund (Australia)
Source: The Australian - The $160bn Future Fund says private equity managers should not take a surplus ... the $60bn endowment with which the fund was set up in 2006. But Ms Norris told the Australian Investment Council Conference in Melbourne that the...
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Saudi's SALIC appoints new chief executive -statement   
(Thursday - September 12, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: Reuters - Saudi Arabia’s Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Co (SALIC) appointed Sulaiman Al Rumaih as its new chief executive, it said in a statement on Wednesday. SALIC is owned by the kingdom’s sovereign investor...
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Daily Briefing: Temasek advances in bid for Philippine hospital group; Blue Planet buys Indian waste processing company   
(Thursday - September 12, 2019) Associated Profiles : Temasek Holdings
Source: Singapore Business Review - Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings and buyout firm KKR are amongst the suitors who have advanced to the second round of an auction to buy into the hospital unit of Metro Pacific Investments, sources told Reuters. The unit,...
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What Future Fund looks for in managers   
(Thursday - September 12, 2019) Associated Profiles : Future Fund (Australia)
Source: Financial Standard - Speaking to the Australian Investment Council Conference in Melbourne yesterday, Future Fund deputy chief investment officer for private markets Wendy Norris said the sovereign wealth fund knows capital is abundant at the moment,...
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A year after a dam was removed, this river near Anchorage is still waiting for water   
(Thursday - September 12, 2019) Associated Profiles : Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation
Source: KTOO - The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation's board of trustees said during a meeting that the fund stood at $66.3 billion, up from $64.9 billion on the same date in 2018. As of Aug. 31, Arctic sea ice coverage dropped to the...
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Venture Capital & Private Equity H1 2019 Québec Market Overview   
(Thursday - September 12, 2019) Associated Profiles : Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Source: ???? - Half a billion dollars invested in venture capital and one-quarter of Canada's private equity transactions in Quebec in the first half of 2019 MONTRÉAL--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Réseau Capital and the Canadian Venture...
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Alba certified to ISO 27001:2013 Information Security Management System Standard   
(Thursday - September 12, 2019) Associated Profiles : Mumtalakat Holding Company
Source: Zawya - Alba is listed on both the Bahrain Bourse and London Stock Exchange, and the Company’s shareholders are Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (69.38%), SABIC Industrial Investment Company (20.62%) and the General Public (10%)....
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Australia’s superannuation heavyweights are outgrowing their international rivals   
(Thursday - September 12, 2019) Associated Profiles : Future Fund (Australia)
Source: The New Daily - Australia’s superannuation heavyweights ... they make it into the top 300. But the fact the Future Fund ($147.7 billion) and AustralianSuper ($142.2 billion) come in at 29 and 33 show that ...
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Shafee chides witness for deleting emails, not raising Jho Low’s ‘peculiar’ behaviour   
(Wednesday - September 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB, formerly known as Terengganu Investment Authority)
Source: Malay Mail on MSN.com - KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10 ? The defence for Datuk Seri Najib Razak in the latter’s 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) corruption trial has rapped a witness for deleting his emails and not raising concerns over the...
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Hearing of Najib's 1MDB case postponed to Tuesday   
(Wednesday - September 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB, formerly known as Terengganu Investment Authority)
Source: bernama.com - KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 11 -- Today’s hearing of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s case on charges related to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) has been postponed to Tuesday after he called in with an...
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China removes restrictions on Qualified Foreign Investors   
(Wednesday - September 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) Investment Company (China)
Source: New Kerala - The State Administration of Foreign Exchange said the abolition of the investment quota restriction is a major reform that will deepen the financial market. Addressing a press conference, Wang Chunying, spokeswoman and Chief...
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NanoXplore announces change in its shareholder structure and welcomes new shareholders   
(Wednesday - September 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Source: Nasdaq - MONTREAL, Sept. 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NanoXplore Inc. ("NanoXplore" or the "Corporation") (TSX-V: GRA and OTCQX:NNXPF) is pleased to announce that on September 9 th 2019, Mason Graphite Inc. ("Mason Graphite") (TSXV: LLG...
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PPF 7800 index records big deficit jump in August   
(Wednesday - September 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : Pension Protection Fund - United Kingdom
Source: Pensions&Investments - The total deficit of U.K. defined benefit funds covered by the Pension Protection Fund's 7800 index rose to £162.9 billion ($200.7 billion) at the end of August, from a deficit of £90.7 billion at the end of July, an...
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More than 2,000 Fort Wainwright soldiers to deploy to Iraq   
(Wednesday - September 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation
Source: KTOO - The Stryker Brigade’s deployment to Iraq is in support of the Pentagon’s Operation Inherent Resolve. The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation's board of trustees said during a meeting that the fund stood at $66.3...
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Saudi Banker’s Rise to Top Aramco Job Tracks Prince’s Ascent   
(Wednesday - September 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: YAHOO! - Their tandem ascent tells the tale of Saudi ambitions as it seeks to ... Al-Rumayyan became MBS’s man at the Public Investment Fund, or PIF, the state investment vehicle, charged with recasting ...
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Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec recruitment event   
(Wednesday - September 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Source: Concordia University - Did you know that more than 10 per cent of employees in the Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec (CDPQ) are interns' We are a world-class investor looking for undegraduate- or graduate-level students for our...
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China scraps purchasing cap for approved foreign investors   
(Wednesday - September 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) Investment Company (China)
Source: The Australian Financial Review - The State Administration of Foreign Exchange said on Tuesday evening that it had decided to scrap the overall ceiling of $US300 billion ($437 billion) on total asset purchases under its qualified foreign institutional investor,...
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Najib’s eye infection takes down another corruption trial hearing   
(Wednesday - September 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB, formerly known as Terengganu Investment Authority)
Source: YAHOO! - KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 11 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak called in with an eye infection at his main 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) corruption trial today, forcing a second such adjournment involving the former prime...
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China just made it easier than ever for foreigners to invest — and it's the latest sign the nation is trying to open up its financial system   
(Wednesday - September 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) Investment Company (China)
Source: Business Insider - The State Administration of Foreign Exchange said global funds will no longer require quotas to invest in Chinese equities and bonds. The regulator also removed a $300 billion cap on foreign ...
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China to scrap quotas that cap foreign financial investments   
(Wednesday - September 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) Investment Company (China)
Source: NIKKEI - China's State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) would remove quotas on the dollar-dominated qualified foreign institutional investor (QFII) scheme and its yuan-denominated sibling ...
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China’s forex regulator abandons quota limits   
(Wednesday - September 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) Investment Company (China)
Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer - The State Administration of Foreign Exchange announced the removal of the ceiling, or the maximum investment amount, for foreign institutions investing in the onshore markets under two major ...
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Temasek, KKR competing to buy stake in Philippine hospitals group - sources   
(Wednesday - September 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : Temasek Holdings
Source: Reuters - SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings and buyout firm KKR (KKR.N) are among the suitors who have advanced to the second round of an auction to buy into the hospital unit ...
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What Saudi Arabia's Energy Shake-Up Says About Its Oil Plans   
(Wednesday - September 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: Houston Public Media - Rumayyan is a close ally of the crown prince who for three years has run the country's Public Investment Fund, a sovereign wealth fund with $320 billion worth of assets. Ellen Wald, the author of Saudi Inc., a history of the...
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'Strong demand' for convertible bonds, despite lack of issuance   
(Wednesday - September 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : Aabar Investments PJSC
Source: Zawya - The last company to sell convertible bonds in the region was Abu Dhabi's state-backed investment fund Aabar Investments, which raised €2 billion ($2.35 billion) through two exchangeable bond issues (underpinned by shares in...
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China to scrap foreign investment quotas in bid to attract more money into its stock, bond markets   
(Wednesday - September 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) Investment Company (China)
Source: CNBC - China's State Administration of Foreign Exchange would remove quotas on the dollar-dominated qualified foreign institutional investor scheme and its yuan-denominated sibling, RQFII, it said in a statement. It said the move would...
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Inside the drama gripping Saudi Arabia's energy sector as it pushes to take Saudi Aramco public   
(Wednesday - September 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: CNBC - Saudi Arabia's new energy minister is expected to be fully ... Al-Rumayyan is head of the Public Investment Fund, the country's primary sovereign-wealth fund, which will invest the proceeds of the Aramco offering. Last month, the...
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Why Brookfield Asset Management Is My Largest Stock Position (Part 2)   
(Wednesday - September 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC)
Source: Seeking Alpha - Subsequent to quarter-end, Brookfield Infrastructure announced that it is partnering with GIC Private Limited -- formerly known as Government of Singapore Investment Corporation -- as well as ...
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Meet writers and instructors of writing program inside Juneau prison   
(Wednesday - September 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation
Source: KTOO - The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation's board of trustees said during a meeting that the fund stood at $66.3 billion, up from $64.9 billion on the same date in 2018. As of Aug. 31, Arctic sea ice coverage dropped to the...
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China lifts investment quota limit for QFII, RQFII amid financial opening-up   
(Wednesday - September 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) Investment Company (China)
Source: ECNS - The two programs have been important in the opening-up of China's financial market, according to the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE). Since the implementation of QFII system in 2002 and RQFII system in 2011, more...
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China Is Throwing Open Its Market Door. Be Wary   
(Wednesday - September 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) Investment Company (China)
Source: Washington Post - China’s latest welcome to foreigners smells of desperation. Global funds no longer need quotas to buy Chinese stocks and bonds, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange said in a statement Tuesday. That removes a hurdle...
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KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Tricon American Homes 2019-SFR1   
(Wednesday - September 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC)
Source: YAHOO! - Unlike prior Tricon American Homes (TAH) securitizations, the sponsor in this transaction is SFR-JV1, a joint venture between Tricon Capital, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC ...
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Private market investors have to work harder: Wendy Norris   
(Wednesday - September 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : Future Fund (Australia)
Source: The Australian Financial Review - Future Fund deputy chief investment officer of private markets, Wendy Norris, says there's more competition for VC and PE deals. Supplied. Ms Norris, who addressed the Australian Investment Conference on Wednesday, said investors...
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Malaysia's 1MDB trial reveals Jho Low's alleged role as mastermind   
(Wednesday - September 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : National Wealth Fund
Source: NIKKEI - KUALA LUMPUR -- Disgraced former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is not the sole big name to watch in his ongoing graft cases over billions of dollars allegedly siphoned from defunct national ...
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Future Fund on the hunt for private equity growth   
(Wednesday - September 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : Future Fund (Australia)
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - The Future Fund's deputy chief investment officer Wendy Norris told the Australian Investment Conference on Wednesday that private equity investments were an increasingly important part of portfolio construction in an age of...
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Khanazah in link-up talks with Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala   
(Tuesday - September 10, 2019) Associated Profiles : International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC)
Source: Free Malaysia Today on MSN.com - Mubadala owns International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) which was involved in a 2017 deal involving a US$5.78 billion settlement of a bond dispute with Malaysia’s scandal-hit 1Malaysia Development Bhd, the...
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ECRL a done deal, Malaysia’s focus now on maximising benefit, says transport minister   
(Tuesday - September 10, 2019) Associated Profiles : 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB, formerly known as Terengganu Investment Authority)
Source: Malay Mail on MSN.com - KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10 — Negotiations concerning the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) are over, Anthony Loke said today amid calls for a review after the ambitious project was described as a bailout for the debt-riddled 1Malaysia...
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Istana Negara questioned Jho Low's role in 1MDB predecessor TIA, court told at Najib’s trial   
(Tuesday - September 10, 2019) Associated Profiles : 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB, formerly known as Terengganu Investment Authority)
Source: YAHOO! - KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10 ? The palace had expressed concerns over the roleplayed by businessman Low Taek Jho in the Terengganu Invesment Authority (TIA) which later became 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the High Court heard...
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1MDB trial: Najib briefed in FAQ prepped by Jho Low to deny Low's role in 1MDB   
(Tuesday - September 10, 2019) Associated Profiles : 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB, formerly known as Terengganu Investment Authority)
Source: The Straits Times - KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak was briefed to deny Low Taek Jho's role in 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), in a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) prepared by the fugitive financier himself,...
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RAM-rated Edra solar ASEAN sustainability SRI sukuk   
(Tuesday - September 10, 2019) Associated Profiles : Khazanah Nasional Berhad – Malaysia
Source: Zawya - In 2015, RAM Ratings rated the world’s first SRI sukuk – Sukuk Ihsan – pioneered by Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the Malaysian government’s strategic investment fund. Disclaimer: The contents of this press...
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Najib knew Jho Low long before I did, says accused's ex-aide   
(Tuesday - September 10, 2019) Associated Profiles : International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC)
Source: bernama.com - Amhari Efendi: Yes. On another issue, the eighth prosecution witness told the court that he did not have full knowledge of 1MDB's debt dispute with International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) when he was sent to Abu Dhabi...
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Is Saudi Oil Policy Changing Before Our Eyes'   
(Tuesday - September 10, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: Forbes - Al-Falih was also stripped of his chairman position at the state oil giant Aramco, replaced by the head of the kingdom's Public Investment Fund, Yassir al-Rumayyan. The moves come as Saudi Arabia accelerates, once again, plans...
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Video: Qiddiya, Saudi Arabia's epic entertainment city explained   
(Tuesday - September 10, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: Arabian Business - Backed by Saudi Arabia's HRH Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman-led Public Investment Fund (PIF), Qiddiya is one of the gigaprojects that was unveiled in 2018 as part of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030, an initiative to reduce the ...
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Saudi Arabia's ACWA Power to focus more on renewable energy projects: CEO   
(Tuesday - September 10, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: Reuters - “We are responding to demand, seeking growth and seeking a balance,” Padmanthan said. Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund (PIF), which already holds a 25% stake in Acwa, plans to...
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Pension Protection Fund issue August 2019 PPF7800 Index   
(Tuesday - September 10, 2019) Associated Profiles : Pension Protection Fund - United Kingdom
Source: Actuarial Post - PPF 7800 Index for August 2019. This update provides the latest estimated funding position, on a section 179 (s179)basis, for the defined benefit pension schemes potentially eligible for entry to the Pension Protection Fund...
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Russia-China Investment Fund to become Rusagro’s partner on Chinese project   
(Tuesday - September 10, 2019) Associated Profiles : China Investment Corporation
Source: TASS - TASS/. Rusagro does not rule out that the Russia-China Investment Fund (or RCIF, set up by Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and China Investment Corporation) will become its partner on a ...
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Arabtec Surges Amid Talks to Combine With Abu Dhabi’s Trojan   
(Tuesday - September 10, 2019) Associated Profiles : Aabar Investments PJSC
Source: YAHOO! - Arabtec’s first-half profit plunged 49% as contracts dried up. The company, controlled by Abu Dhabi’s Aabar Investments PJS, said last year it’s working with Moelis & Co. on restructuring debt.
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China's SAFE says it's loosening foreign investment rules   
(Tuesday - September 10, 2019) Associated Profiles : State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) Investment Company (China)
Source: MarketWatch - China's State Administration of Foreign Exchange said it's decided to cancel the investment quota limitations of qualified foreign institutional investors and RMB qualified foreign institutional investors. Foreign institutional...
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Alaska Permanent Fund grows despite state spending of billions on services and dividend   
(Tuesday - September 10, 2019) Associated Profiles : Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation
Source: Alaska Dispatch News - Despite a $2.7 billion transfer to the state treasury, the Alaska Permanent Fund earned enough from its investments to grow by $1.4 billion, or 2%, during the just-ended state fiscal year. As of June 30, the fund stood at $66.3...
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