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
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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Federation Account: FG, states, LGs share N647.35bn for January   
February 20, 2020 Associated Profiles : Excess Crude Account (Nigeria)
Source: Premium Times - Nigeria’s federal, states and local governments on Wednesday shared a total ... The permanent secretary said as at February 19, the balance in the Excess Crude Account (ECA) was $71.81 million. Mr Isa-Dutse said: “The...
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Excess Crude Account Revenue Drops By $253.15m In February   
February 20, 2020 Associated Profiles : Excess Crude Account (Nigeria)
Source: LEADERSHIP Newspaper - the balance in the Excess Crude Account (ECA) was $324.968 million. The latest withdrawal brings the balance in the special account to $71.814 million within a month period. The federal government did not give reason(s) for the...
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Understanding The Financial Intensity Of Industry-Specific Material ESG Issues   
February 20, 2020 Associated Profiles : PGGM – Asset Managers for Pension Funds
Source: Forbes - PGGM, Temasek, and others. SASB has developed its Sustainable Industry Classification System (SICS) which is comprised of 11 sectors which subdivide into 77 industries. For each industry ...
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Jho Low should come back to Malaysia if he has the coronavirus, police chief says   
February 20, 2020 Associated Profiles : 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB, formerly known as Terengganu Investment Authority)
Source: MSN - The fugitive financier was previously hiding in the virus-stricken Chinese city of Wuhan, according to Malaysia’s inspector-general of police However, there is no new information on whether Low has left the city following...
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GPF mulls offshore pension partnerships in alts push   
February 20, 2020 Associated Profiles : Government Pension Fund (Thailand)
Source: asianinvestor.net - Thailand’s Government Pension fund is contemplating teaming up with pension funds from other countries as it continues to ramp up its exposure to alternatives investments. Five years ago, Thailand’ Government Pension ...
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Reacting to the Coronavirus: How to Update Your 2020 Plan   
February 20, 2020 Associated Profiles : State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) Investment Company (China)
Source: Women's Wear Daily - According to the State Administration of Foreign Exchange, Chinese nationals spent more than $127.5 billion on outbound travel in 2019 — more than any other country in the world. Now, with mainland China hit by the novel...
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Azerbaijan's State Oil Fund opens tender on printing services   
February 20, 2020 Associated Profiles : State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ)
Source: Trend News Agency - Baker Hughes expects slower rate in rig count growth Oil&Gas 19 February 19:50 Baker Hughes sees increase in revenues Oil&Gas 19 February 19:44
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Malaysia 1MDB fugitive Jho Low spotted in Wuhan: Police   
February 20, 2020 Associated Profiles : 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB, formerly known as Terengganu Investment Authority)
Source: Channel NewsAsia Singapore - 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 (1MDB). Looted money was used to buy everything from a...
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Coronavirus LIVE updates: 6 Chinese screened in Shimla, IAF evacuation flight delayed   
February 20, 2020 Associated Profiles : 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB, formerly known as Terengganu Investment Authority)
Source: Mint - 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. Indian Air Force's largest plane C-17 Globemaster's...
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Cornell Capital-backed Knowlton Development agrees to buy Zobele Group   
February 20, 2020 Associated Profiles : Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Source: PE Hub - Financing for the transaction will include significant equity reinvestment from Cornell Capital and CDPQ, as well as from the other existing investors. Knowlton Development Corporation (“KDC/ONE” or the...
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Mazad, Edamah in strategic partnership   
February 20, 2020 Associated Profiles : Mumtalakat Holding Company
Source: bna.bh - Manama, Feb. 19 (BNA): In a signing ceremony today at the offices of Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (Mumtalakat), the sovereign wealth fund of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Mazad and Bahrain Real Estate Investment (Edamah)...
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PPF selects nine specialist service providers   
February 20, 2020 Associated Profiles : Pension Protection Fund - United Kingdom
Source: PensionsAge - The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has announced the procurement of nine specialist firms to a new framework agreement that will provide services to its board. The selection follows a three-month procurement period, during which...
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NZ Super Fund Generates 21.13% Return for CY 2019   
February 20, 2020 Associated Profiles : New Zealand Superannuation Fund
Source: Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute - The New Zealand Superannuation Fund (NZ Super Fund) generated a 21.13% return for the 2019 calendar year (unaudited, before NZ tax, after costs). The fund grew to NZ$ 47 billion in assets. “We are really pleased with the...
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Nigerian govt, states, LGs share N647.35bn for January   
February 20, 2020 Associated Profiles : Excess Crude Account (Nigeria)
Source: All protocol(s) observed - He said the reduction in the allocation was due to what was provided by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC ... The permanent secretary said as at February 19, the balance in the Excess Crude Account (ECA) was...
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Alstom to acquire Bombardier Transportation   
February 20, 2020 Associated Profiles : Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Source: Mass Transit - Alstom is set to acquire Bombardier Transportation after signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Bombardier Inc., and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ). Bombardier announced its decision to...
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Profiting from Harvard Square   
February 20, 2020 Associated Profiles : New Mexico State Investment Council - Permanent Trust Funds (United States)
Source: The Harvard Crimson - It turns out that Asana’s major investors include a litany of pension funds: the Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System, the Los Angeles Fire & Police Pension System, the New Mexico State Investment...
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