SustainabilityHQ SWF 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 (which are permanently maintained).

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Sovereign Wealth Fund News
Striking a balance at the PPF   
June 04, 2020
Source: The Actuary - The PPF is a UK statutory organisation that protects people with an eligible defined benefit (DB) pension if their sponsoring employer becomes insolvent, providing compensation for their lost pensions.
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Hong Kong Confident Peg Will Survive U.S.-China Tensions   
June 04, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - Hong Kong wants to send a clear message to its residents and the world: its currency peg isn’t in doubt, despite the city being increasingly caught up in tensions between Beijing and Washington.Focus
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HKMA unveils pay subsidy plan for Class of 2020 to encourage banking sector hiring amid economic slump   
June 04, 2020
Source: South China Morning Post - HKMA unveils a US$1.4 million wage subsidy programme to spur hiring in financial sector for Class of 2020 graduates amid a bleak job market outlook.
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Malaysia's ex-PM Mahathir gears up for one last fight   
June 04, 2020
Source: NIKKEI - These were clear snubs for Mahathir, who sought revenge by highlighting accusations that Najib had siphoned billions of dollars from a sovereign wealth fund, 1Malaysia Development Berhad, or 1MDB. The scandal came to light in...
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SRC trial: Najib’s lawyer says defence effort hampered by complexities caused by circumstances, personalities involved   
June 04, 2020
Source: Malay Mail on MSN.com - At the end of submissions for Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s corruption trial involving RM42 million in alleged SRC International Sdn Bhd funds, his lead defence counsel
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Bell Partners closes on nearly $1 billion for latest multifamily fund   
June 04, 2020
Source: Pensions&Investments - Bell Partners has closed its most recent multifamily real estate fund, Bell Apartment Fund VII, at its $950 million hard cap, exceeding its $800 million target, CEO Jon D. Bell said. Bell's latest value-add fund is also 58.
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Blair William & Co. IL Has $325,000 Stock Holdings in Store Capital Corp (NYSE:STOR)   
June 04, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Blair William & Co. IL grew its holdings in Store Capital Corp (NYSE:STOR) by 25.9% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 17,932 shares of the real estate investment trust’s...
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CARMEL RICKARD: Libya’s state of flux   
June 04, 2020
Source: businesslive.co.za - Uncertainty over which body should be recognised as the government of Libya has seen rival claims for control of the country’s sovereign wealth fund
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Najib's 1MDB trial vacated today, to resume on June 29   
June 04, 2020
Source: Astro Awani - Najib Razaks 1MDB trial that was scheduled to resume today at the High Cour has been vacated to make way for the ongoing SRC International Sdn Bhd hearing.
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China: End of the Belt and Road'   
June 04, 2020
Source: Euromoney - Mainland Chinese firms invested $72.2 billion in Africa between 2014 and 2018, much of it through the Belt and Road Initiative. Now that Covid-19 has struck, there is a growing sense of unease in Beijing over calls to write off...
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Alberta public sector pension plan fund falls $3.4B in quarter, pointing to AIMCo losses   
June 04, 2020
Source: CBC.ca - But t (LAPP), which has 275,000 members, is also pointing to losses at the Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo), its mandatory investment manager under provincial legislation. LAPP says total asset losses sustained...
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Genetic screening study begins national roll-out   
June 04, 2020
Source: Armed robbery in Revesby - The Mackenzie's Mission study has commenced recruitment of thousands of couples to determine their likelihood of having a child with a severe
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State Oil Fund announces revenues from ACG, Shah Deniz fields   
June 04, 2020
Source: Azer News - Azerbaijan's State Oil Fund has announced its revenues from sales of oil and gas from Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli and Shah Deniz fields, the Fund's Public Relations Department said on June 3.
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Caisse, CPPIB building on investment in engineering firm   
June 04, 2020
Source: Benefits Canada - The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board are investing in WSP Global Inc., an engineering and design services firm, through a private placement of common shares.
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BHP Group PLC ADR   
June 04, 2020
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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Reliance Jio Might Get Rs. 7, 536 Crore Investment Soon: Report   
June 04, 2020
Source: GIZBOT - Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and Saudi Arabias The Public Investment Fund might invest in Indias largest telecom operator.
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Big development at CII! New office bearers elected; Uday Kotak, TV Narendran and Sanjiv Bajaj - Profile details   
June 04, 2020
Source: Zee Business on MSN.com - In a major development, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has announced its new office-bearers for the year 2020-21.
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Swiss National Bank Increases Position in Caretrust REIT Inc (NASDAQ:CTRE)   
June 04, 2020
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Swiss National Bank lifted its stake in Caretrust REIT Inc (NASDAQ:CTRE) by 1.3% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned...
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IFM Investors is ready to invest billions of dollars into ‘great projects’   
June 04, 2020
Source: The New Daily - IFM Investors is itching to invest billions of dollars into "great projects". But governments must get them off the ground before it can.
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Pakistan receives jolt: Qatar refuses to invest in three major airports   
June 04, 2020
Source: India Blooms - Pakistan seems to have received another jolt at a time when it is trying to set its economic wheel rolling amid COVID-19 outbreak as Qatar Investment Authority refused to invest in a key infra project in the country.
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China’s $941 Billion Fund Loses Third Executive Since April   
June 04, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - A senior executive has left China’s $941 billion sovereign wealth fund, adding to a string of recent departures among its investment professionals, according to people familiar with the matter.Meng Chen,
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Saudi targets construction sector in new $9.6bln stimulus   
June 04, 2020
Source: Zawya - Saudi Arabia has unveiled a new stimulus plan worth 36 billion Saudi riyals ($ ... boosting public investment in the companies through the government's Public Investment Fund, and partial refund of fees paid by those firms to the...
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China’s $941 Billion Fund Loses Third Executive in Three Months   
June 04, 2020
Source: Bloomberg - A senior executive has left China’s $941 billion sovereign wealth fund, adding to a string of recent departures among its investment professionals, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Saudi construction waste recycling plant nearing completion   
June 03, 2020
Source: Trade Arabia - Saudi Investment Recycling Company (SIRC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Public Investment Fund (PIF), is marking a major construction milestone at its first Construction & Demolition Waste (CDW) recycling plant in Saudi...
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Ex NAB-owned BNZ Private Bank operatives in new shop   
June 03, 2020
Source: The Australian Financial Review - And as Australia's private wealth sector goes through a once in a generation shake-up following a damning Royal Commission, there's also change afoot in New Zealand. Donna Nicolof (centre) and the P?ua Wealth Management team.
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BREAKING: Reps approves new MTEF, orders abolition of excess crude account   
June 03, 2020
Source: Daily Post Nigeria - The House of Representatives has approved the review of the parameters for the 2020/2022 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper. The
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Cybersecurity: Four ways you can keep the hackers away   
June 03, 2020
Source: ZDNet - From senior buy-in to layered security and onto cross-business education, here's how CIOs can create an information security strategy that helps to keep hackers out and data safe.
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Emirates Post resumes postal services to Pakistan   
June 03, 2020
Source: Zawya - Emirates Post Group Company is a Public Joint Stock Company under Emirates Investment Authority (EIA) operating as a commercial entity across the emirates. It manages the planning of its postal operational division and...
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CDPQ publishes its 2019 Annual Report   
June 03, 2020
Source: Business Insider - CNW Telbec/ - Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) today released its Annual Report for the year ended December
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Samruk-Kazyna set to sell 4.55% stake in Kazatomprom   
June 03, 2020
Source: interfax.kz - Kazyna National Welfare Fund revealed its decision to sell 4.55% of its stake in Kazatomprom nuclear company, Samruk-Kazyna said. To read the full news articles, Subscribe. 08:04AM Expanded govt meeting chaired by Tokayev will...
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Saudi wealth fund suspends plans to change $10 billion loan terms - sources   
June 03, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) has suspended plans to change some of the terms of a $10 billion loan it raised last year after some banks voiced reservations, sources said. Over the last two years,
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Qatar refuses to invest in Pakistan's three major airports   
June 03, 2020
Source: The News International on MSN.com - The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has excused from investing in Pakistan airports mainly because of deviation from model of 2017 by authorities concerned in Pakistan under which they don't want to hand over airport operations...
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Reversal of fortunes in Libya   
June 03, 2020
Source: Hebdo Ahram - While Haftar is on the defensive near Tripoli, heralding a possible shift in ultimate outcomes, fractious relations seem to characterise all political forces in Libya, writes Kamel Abdallah
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Japanese Corporate Governance is Still Running Late at Kyushu Railway Company   
June 03, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - Kyushu Railway Company Faces Second Proxy Fight with Fir Tree Partners ISS, Glass Lewis Backed Fir Tree Last Year But Activist Lost by Narrow Margin Kyushu Railway Company Appears Slow to Embrace Modern Corporate Governance Fir...
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Reps approves new MTEF, orders abolition of excess crude account   
June 03, 2020
Source: Within Nigeria - The House of Representatives has approved the review of the parameters for the 2020/2022 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper. The House differed with the recommendation of the executive on the oil...
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The BITTER battle for Liverpool: Ten years ago, hated owners George Gillett and Tom Hicks were driving a mighty club into mediocrity and debt... they were forced out, but not ...   
June 03, 2020
Source: Daily Mail - Liverpool's Premier League triumph will come 10 years after the struggle to wrest the club from two of English football's most dreadful owners and deliver it to new proprietors.
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Proposed insolvency legislation could harm DB schemes and PPF - HSF   
June 03, 2020
Source: PensionsAge - Draft insolvency legislation introduced by the government on Wednesday could harm defined benefit (DB) pension schemes and the Pension Protection Fund (PPF), according to Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF)
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Facebook, PayPal Back Gojek’s Asia Digital Payments Push   
June 03, 2020
Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com - Facebook Inc. and PayPal Holdings Inc. are investing in Gojek, a big boost for the Indonesian startup’s digital payments business that propels the U.S. companies into a fast-growing Asian internet arena.
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More heads set to roll as World Rugby currently holds Rugby Australia’s future in its hands   
June 03, 2020
Source: heraldsun.com.au - While Rugby Australia saved $5.5 million in wages on Monday by sacking 40 per cent of their staff it’s no secret the bloodletting will continue in what they are calling “phase two”. Over the coming months senior...
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Circular economy: Saudi Arabia's first construction waste recycling project on track for Q3 opening   
June 03, 2020
Source: Zawya - The Saudi Investment Recycling Company (SIRC) announced on Wednesday that the kingdom's first Construction & Demolition Waste (CDW) recycling plant is on track to start operations in the third quarter. SIRC, a wholly-owned...
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Saudi wealth fund suspends plans to change $10 bln loan terms - sources   
June 03, 2020
Source: Nasdaq - Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) has suspended plans to change some of the terms of a $10 billion loan it raised last year after some banks voiced reservations, sources said. By Davide Barbuscia DUBAI,
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Grant awarded for deprescribing guidelines   
June 03, 2020
Source: ajp.com.au - A pharmacist has been awarded a $1.5 million Federal Government grant to investigate how to safely reduce inappropriate medications prescribed to older Australians Dr Emily Reeve, a researcher and Lecturer
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Abu Dhabi, Saudi funds in advanced talks to invest in Ambani's Reliance Industries   
June 03, 2020
Source: Arabian Business - Reliance, backed by Asia's richest man Mukesh Ambani, is in discussions with Mubadala Investment, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund
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Hillhouse leads $160M round for Chinese antibody maker Genor   
June 03, 2020
Source: FierceBiotech - China’s Genor Biopharma banked $160 million from the likes of Hillhouse Capital and Temasek Holdings to advance its clinical-stage autoimmune and cancer programs, prepare the launch of its most advanced prospects and...
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Australian Government invests in new medicines for COVID-19   
June 03, 2020
Source: Armed robbery in Revesby - The Australian Government will invest $3M in Walter and Eliza Hall Institute research programs that are developing new classes of medicines
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How the Pension Protection Fund is using the cloud to transform IT provision   
June 02, 2020
Source: Diginomica - Simon Liste, chief information technology officer (CITO) at The Pension Protection Fund (PPF), is using the cloud to help his organisation cope with the new way of working required by social distancing - and he has advice for...
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Report: Saudi foreign reserve fell $20bn in April   
June 02, 2020
Source: Middle East Monitor - Earlier on Friday, the Saudi Finance Minister, Mohamed Al-Jadaan, said the kingdom transferred $40 billion from its foreign reserves to the Public Investment Fund (PIF) to back investments abroad to maximize returns. READ:...
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UAE funds latest to look at Jio Platforms stake   
June 02, 2020
Source: Mobile World Live - The interest in Jio Platforms from state-owned Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and Mubadala Investment follows reports Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth Public Investment Fund was considering investing up to $1.5 billion,...
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Nordic Region: Pension funds step up to the plate   
June 02, 2020
Source: IPE - Across the Nordic region, pension funds have been shifting part of their usual long-term focus and concentrating their efforts on the here and now. With their relatively secure st
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Pension UK: Nearing retirement' The 'main tool' which could help during COVID-19   
June 02, 2020
Source: Daily Express - PENSION income is something that most people will be worried about at the moment as coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to wreak havoc on the economy. The disease is impacting retirement assets in a number of ways but thankfully,
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