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
CDPQ, Piramal form USD 300 mn platform for private credit financing in India   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Source: YAHOO! - New Delhi, Feb 6 (PTI) Global institutional investor Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Piramal Asset Management Pvt Ltd on Thursday announced a platform of USD 300 million (over Rs 2,135 crore)...
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Emirates Telecommunications Group Company PJSC (Etisalat), UAE - Stock Price, Company Details, News and Contacts - ZAWYA Markets, MENA Edition   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : Emirates Investment Authority
Source: Zawya - Access the most comprehensive database of companies and officers in the Middle East and North Africa, covering all major sectors and industries, from Refinitiv. Screen, analyze and compare projects in the Middle East and North...
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Singapore-based Cube Highways in fray for NHAI fourth TOT bundle   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
Source: The Financial Express - Backed by I Squared Capital, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Cube highways was also the highest bidder for the second bundle, but the NHAI had abandoned the plan as the bid price was lower....
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ICD buys stake in Kerzner's Atlantis   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : Istithmar World - Dubai
Source: SBS - Goldman Sachs and Colony Capital also have holdings in the company. Another state-owned Dubai firm, Istithmar World, bought out Kerzner's stake in the Atlantis Palm in Dubai in 2012. Kerzner still ...
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Mumtalakat-Prodrive JV to build rally cars   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : Mumtalakat Holding Company
Source: Trade Arabia - Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (Mumtalakat), the sovereign wealth fund of Bahrain, today announced the establishment of a new joint venture with Prodrive, the British motorsport and engineering group. The new company,...
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The Moral Hazard of Dealing With China   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : China Investment Corporation
Source: MSN - In 2007, a year before his private-equity firm, Blackstone, opened an office in Beijing, Schwarzman’s firm announced that China Investment Corporation, China’s state-investment vehicle ...
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Abu Dhabi’s Falcon Bank Eyes More Buys After Clariden Deal   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : Invest AD
Source: Gulf Business - Falcon Private Bank, the Abu Dhabi-owned entity which bought the London unit of Clariden Leu, is eyeing more acquisitions in the boutique wealth management sector as the industry consolidates to ...
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Abu Dhabi's Mubadala, IPIC merger formalized to create investment powerhouse   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC)
Source: Al Bawaba News - comprising both the International Petroleum Investment Company (Ipic) and Mubadala Development Company and their respective assets. This law issued yesterday formalises the June 29 announcement ...
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Pintec extends support to SMEs located in areas affected by Coronavirus   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) Investment Company (China)
Source: moneycontrol.com - On February 1, the People's Bank of China, the Ministry of Finance, the Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission, the Securities Regulatory Commission, and State Administration of Foreign Exchange jointly announced a statement...
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Catherine A. Allen   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : New Mexico State Investment Council - Permanent Trust Funds (United States)
Source: Employee Benefit News - Catherine is active politically in the national and local spheres, including serving on President Barack Obama's New Mexico Finance Committee and The New Mexico State Investment Council.In 2007 Catherine was honored by US Banker...
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Renewable energy firm shareholder sues to block acquisition by Canada pension fund   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : Canadian Pension Plan (SPF)
Source: Jurist - In November Pattern Energy announced that it would be selling the company to the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) at a price of $26.75 per share. The acquisition is expected to close in the first half of 2020,...
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PGGM grows ILS portfolio 16% to ~$6.5bn in 2019, adds new reinsurance partners   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : PGGM – Asset Managers for Pension Funds
Source: Artemis - PGGM, the Dutch pension fund investment manager and the largest single source of assets in the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market, has grown the size of its ILS portfolio by roughly 16% in 2019, to reach around US $6.5...
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ADIA, other sovereign wealth funds get tax boost for infrastructure bets   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation
Source: VCCircle - GIC makes both direct investments and acts as a limited partner to alternative investment funds. Kuwait Investment Authority and Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, the oil wealth fund of the US state of Alaska, are among the...
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Last €5bn raided to create jobs   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : National Pensions Reserve Fund (SPF)
Source: The Times - The government is to use the last €5 billion in available cash from the National Pensions Reserve Fund (NPRF) to bankroll its employment stimulus plan, aimed at creating at least 80,000 jobs.
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Top Glove’s subsidiary proposes RM3b sukuk issuance   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : Istithmar World - Dubai
Source: The Sun - The perpetual sukuk programme, under the syariah principle of wakalah bi-al istithmar, is guaranteed by Top Glove via a subordinated guarantee. The programme provides TGE with the flexibility to ...
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Makino Holdings offloads Westlife shares worth over Rs 199 crore   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : Kuwait Investment Authority
Source: YAHOO! - This took the total deal value to Rs 199.04 crore. Through separate transactions, Kuwait Investment Authority Fund and Sundaram Mutual Fund bought a total of 22,63,900 shares for a total amount of over Rs 96.2 crore, the bulk...
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Directors’ Deals: Pearson sale as Libya row grows   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : Libyan Investment Authority
Source: The Times - Pearson said in June that the Libyan Investment Authority had acquired 24,431,000 shares in the group. Chief executive Dame Marjorie Scardino said she was “uncomfortable” about 3% of the ...
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State of the Union fact check   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB, formerly known as Terengganu Investment Authority)
Source: Politico - “The Fed faulted Vella for not ensuring that the bank’s internal committees were fully aware that the deal with the 1Malaysia Development Berhad fund involved Low Taek Jho, the alleged mastermind, ‘which...
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The Silent Nation of Brunei   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : Brunei Investment Agency
Source: Medium - The Brunei Investment Agency-an arm of the government-owns nine of the worlds most exclusive hotels, including some in London and Paris. With such a huge sum of wealth and control of large oil ...
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Abdulhamid Mohammed Saeed   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : Emirates Investment Authority
Source: Arabian Business - Saeed is also managing director of Al Reem Investments and a board member of sovereign wealth fund Mubadala, the Abu Dhabi Finance Group and Emirates Investment Authority.
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Cash-rich Chinese to pump billions into economy   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : China Investment Corporation
Source: Independent.ie - The fund, known as China Investment Corporation (CIC), is looking at investing massive sums in companies and assets, sparking hopes of a real revival and more jobs. Financial analysts immediately ...
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CDPQ and Piramal announce $300 million platform for private credit financing   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Source: Business Line - Global institutional investor Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Piramal Asset Management Private Ltd on Thursday announced a $ 300 million platform to target private credit financing opportunities in...
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Mumtalakat partners with British motorsport group, Prodrive   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : Mumtalakat Holding Company
Source: bna.bh - Manama, Feb. 5 (BNA): Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (Mumtalakat), the sovereign wealth fund of Bahrain, announced the establishment of a new joint venture with Prodrive, the British motorsport and engineering group. The new...
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Libya fund: 5 EU countries think Gaddafi account interest not frozen   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : Libyan Investment Authority
Source: POLITICO - But the Libyan Investment Authority's announcement is the first time an official state body has said that countries other than Belgium may also have wrongly implemented the U.N.’s 2011 sanctions regime against Libya, and...
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Oil’s Plunge To Siphon Gulf Petrodollars From Global Markets   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : State General Reserve Fund (Oman)
Source: Gulf Business - The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Qatar Investment Authority and Oman’s State General Reserve Fund all declined ... entail – something anathema to Gulf business culture.
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CDPQ, Piramal form $300 million platform for private credit financing in India   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Source: The Financial Express - The platform will offer private credit solutions to companies across various industries in India, including manufacturing, consumer, industrial, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, logistics, among others, it added. Global institutional...
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Australia's Future Fund CEO David Neal leaving to head IFM Investors   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : Future Fund (Australia)
Source: Asia Asset Management - Australia’s Future Fund Management Agency Chief Executive Officer David Neal is leaving at the end of the month to head Melbourne-based asset manager IFM Investors. The government agency is responsible for the operational...
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capital dynamics   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP
Source: PV Tech - Asset management firm Capital Dynamics, which has just acquired ... Netherlands-based pension fund Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP has agreed to invest over US$384 million in three PV projects in ...
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Illiquid gold: Why Future Fund looks beyond our shrinking sharemarket   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : Future Fund (Australia)
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - And the Australian market may have shrunk for the first time last year ... business investment in the developed world have made public-to-private debt-funded acquisitions and buybacks attractive. As the Future Fund and larger...
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Nicolas Martell   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation
Source: Willamette University - Most recently, he spent time working at the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, a sovereign wealth fund. Currently, he is the business and articles editor for the Willamette Journal of International Law and Dispute Resolution and...
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WHNT News 19   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : Alabama Trust Fund (United States)
Source: WHNT - The lockdown was lifted before […] Here are the results for the special constitutional amendment held on Tuesday, September 18 concerning the Alabama Trust Fund. Click here to see the latest ...
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M&A deals flag after huge 2015 but don't write 2016 off yet   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : China Investment Corporation
Source: The Australian Financial Review - Last year, for example, China Investment Corporation bought Investa Property Group's portfolio of nine office towers for $2.45 billion, in the biggest direct real estate transaction in Australia's ...
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N.M. building a biotech bonanza   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : New Mexico State Investment Council - Permanent Trust Funds (United States)
Source: Albuquerque Journal - which manages the New Mexico State Investment Council’s $110 million Co-Investment Fund for equity commitments to startup companies. “Institutional and individual investors are really starting ...
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Jim Prentice, the politician who wasn’t there for politics   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund
Source: Macleans.ca - the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund: raise various taxes for all and trim back some services for all, tackling Alberta’s twin problems with revenues and expenses. It was a bold dose of tough ...
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Chinese yuan holds steady amid epidemic   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) Investment Company (China)
Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer - BEIJING — The yuan continued to hold ground and did not retreat far from the psychological threshold of 7 per US dollar during the three trading days after the extended Lunar New Year holiday ...
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Heung Sik Choo   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : Korean Investment Corporation (KIC)
Source: World Bank - Prior to joining IMD, Mr. Choo was Chief Investment Officer & Executive Vice President at the Korea Investment Corporation (KIC). Under his leadership, KIC strengthened its investment capacity and efficiency by combining a...
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Prodrive partners with Bahrain for Dakar attempt   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : Mumtalakat Holding Company
Source: Autocar on MSN.com - British motorsport engineering firm Prodrive has partnered with the Kingdom of Bahrain to develop a car to compete in the 2021 Dakar Rally. The newly-formed company, Prodrive International, will design and build the...
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Reports: BTS label Big Hit Entertainment preps IPO   
February 06, 2020 Associated Profiles : Korean Investment Corporation (KIC)
Source: UPI.com - SEOUL, Feb. 3 (UPI) --Big Hit Entertainment, which manages K-pop megastar boy band BTS, plans to go public this year, a move that would make it the most valuable entertainment company in South Korea, according to reports. Big Hit...
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Intu sells stake in Bromley shopping centre   
February 05, 2020 Associated Profiles : Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation
Source: Drapers - Drapers explores the rise of the role of the chief growth officer and asks whether retailers should be bolstering their boards with this appointment. Entries are now open for the Drapers Digital Awards, part of the Digital...
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Australia's GPT in H1 loss but 'pressure easing'   
February 05, 2020 Associated Profiles : Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC)
Source: Reuters - Its two biggest shareholders are GIC Real Estate, part of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, and Stockland Group (SGP.AX), which owns about 13 percent. (Reporting by Eriko Amaha ...
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David Kumbroch   
February 05, 2020 Associated Profiles : Alabama Trust Fund (United States)
Source: WHNT - He said, “One is Amendment Two, and it is the desire of the legislature to go borrow $50 million-plus from the Alabama Trust Fund and to then use that money to refurbish and enhance the ...
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World Bank arm, Singapore GIC eye infrastructure fund   
February 05, 2020 Associated Profiles : Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC)
Source: Reuters - SINGAPORE, Feb 8 (Reuters) - The World Bank’s investment arm, International Finance Corporation, and sovereign wealth fund, the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation , are exploring the ...
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Brookfield Asset Management Inc. Cl A   
February 05, 2020 Associated Profiles : Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP
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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Governor Bentley Signs the People’s Trust Act   
February 05, 2020 Associated Profiles : Alabama Trust Fund (United States)
Source: WTVY - MONTGOMERY – Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday signed the People’s Trust Act, a bill that requires the full repayment of money transferred from the Alabama Trust Fund to the state’s ...
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Prodrive and Mumtalakat join forces for Dakar 2021 bid   
February 05, 2020 Associated Profiles : Mumtalakat Holding Company
Source: thecheckeredflag.co.uk - Prodrive has established a new company Prodrive International as they go into partnership with the Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company to introduce a brand new team and car for the Dakar 2021 season. Prodrive has had a successful...
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Crown Prince of Bahrain to lead Davos delegation   
February 05, 2020 Associated Profiles : Mumtalakat Holding Company
Source: Al Bawaba News - Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company, will offer his thoughts on how businesses can finance capital investments in an era of global deleveraging. Shaikh Mohammed said: “We are here to address some ...
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Morrison & Co raises initial €220m for new European renewables platform   
February 05, 2020 Associated Profiles : New Zealand Superannuation Fund
Source: IPE - The manager said its New Zealand-based infrastructure investment firm Infratil owns a 40% stake in newly the Galileo Green Energy (GGE) platform with co-investors the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation, the New Zealand...
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Conflict entrepreneurs a threat to Nigeria’s counter-terrorism efforts   
February 05, 2020 Associated Profiles : Excess Crude Account (Nigeria)
Source: Daily Maverick - And in 2018 there were investigations into US$1 billion that went missing after being appropriated to the Nigerian Army for arms procurement from the Excess Crude Account. These activities undermine effective security force...
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Airports of Thailand PCL   
February 05, 2020 Associated Profiles : Government Pension Fund (Thailand)
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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ISS: Has counter-terrorism become a profitable business in Nigeria'   
February 05, 2020 Associated Profiles : Excess Crude Account (Nigeria)
Source: Defence Web - And in 2018 there were investigations into US$1 billion that went missing after being appropriated to the Nigerian Army for arms procurement from the Excess Crude Account. Conflict entrepreneurs in the security sector also...
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