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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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Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) Raised to “Outperform” at Evercore ISI   
January 20, 2021
Source: modernreaders.com - Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) was upgraded by Evercore ISI from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday, Briefing.com reports. A number of other research firms...
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QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) Shares Sold by Peregrine Capital Management LLC   
January 20, 2021
Source: modernreaders.com - Peregrine Capital Management LLC lowered its holdings in QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:QTS) by 3.7% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
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Natalie Du Toit Wins Laureus 2010 Award   
January 20, 2021
Source: International Paralympic Committee - The 2010 Laureus World Sports Awards were supported by Host Partner Aabar Investments PJSC. For more information, please visit the official website at www.laureus.com.
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Lantz Financial LLC Sells 738 Shares of SL Green Realty Corp. (NYSE:SLG)   
January 20, 2021
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Lantz Financial LLC decreased its position in SL Green Realty Corp. (NYSE:SLG) by 3.7% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
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China Sovereign Fund Revamps Overseas Investment Committees   
January 20, 2021
Source: Bloomberg - China’s $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund is restructuring how its decides on international investments as it tries to boost efficiency and make better progress on a goal of increasing the share of private assets in its...
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Dutch pension providers still in the dark on pension transition costs   
January 20, 2021
Source: IPE - The upcoming transition to the new defined contribution (DC)-based pension system will cost the Netherlands’s largest pension provider APG up to €100m, its CEO Gerard van Olphen said last month. Most of the other large...
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Aramco to do 'heavy lifting' in Saudi fiscal adjustment - BofA   
January 20, 2021
Source: Reuters - Saudi oil giant Aramco will likely need to transfer significant amounts of money to the Saudi government and the sovereign fund, Public Investment Fund (PIF), as Saudi Arabia puts its finances in order after the coronavirus slump,
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Sandy Verschoor: We need to seriously consider expanding Adelaide City Council boundaries   
January 20, 2021
Source: Adelaide Now - In response to Caleb Bond’s opinion piece in The Advertiser yesterday, I agree it is time we took a serious look at council boundaries across South Australia. A total of 68 councils for a population of 1.
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Enel & QIA to Develop Renewables in Sub Saharan Africa   
January 20, 2021
Source: Steel News - Enel Green Power SpA signed an agreement with a subsidiary of Qatar Investment Authority for a joint venture partnership aimed at financing, building and operating renewable projects in Sub ...
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Harrods owner rakes in £648m from Tiffany & Co sale to LVMH   
January 20, 2021
Source: Business Insider - Harrods parent company Qatar Investment Authority gained £648m from selling shares in Tiffany & Co// This came after LVMH’s £11.5bn
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Yessimov reports on Samruk Kazyna work outcomes   
January 20, 2021
Source: Kazinform - Jomart Tokayev received CEO of the Samruk Kazyna National Welfare Fund JSC Akhmetzhan Yessimov. The latter reported on the preliminary outcomes of the Fund’s work in 2020, the Akorda press service reports.
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NZ Super Releases White Paper on 2020 Reference Portfolio Review   
January 20, 2021
Source: Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute - The Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation, the Crown entity that manages the NZ Super Fund (New Zealand Superannuation Fund), has published a white paper documenting the outcome of its 2020 review of the Fund’s Reference...
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Yara sells LIFECO stake to Libya’s National Oil Corp.   
January 20, 2021
Source: World Fertilizer - Yara has agreed with Libya’s National Oil Corp. (NOC) and the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) to divest its full ownership interest in the Libyan Norwegian Co. (LIFECO).
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We did ask questions on 1MDB in Cabinet meetings, says Shafie Apdal   
January 20, 2021
Source: The Edge - Datuk Mohd Shafie Apdal has questioned claims that the Cabinet was collectively responsible for the problems at debt-laden 1Malaysia Development Berhad, saying he and his colleagues were just as unclear on the company's dealings.
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Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) Stock Holdings Lessened by Sarasin & Partners LLP   
January 20, 2021
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Sarasin & Partners LLP reduced its holdings in Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) by 60.1% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 50,254 shares of the real estate...
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India trade pitch a big ask   
January 20, 2021
Source: The Australian - The dejected faces of the defeated Australian cricket team at the Gabba on Tuesday are a stark reminder of the reality of doing business with a much more confident, modern-day India.
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Global Space Technology Forum reveals exponential growth of regional space industry   
January 20, 2021
Source: Al Bawaba News - the UAE’s first satellite and the announcement of major multi-million dollar projects by Abu Dhabi-based companies Aabar Investments and 4C GEOC. The Global Space Technology Forum Conference ...
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First United Bank Trust Grows Position in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR)   
January 20, 2021
Source: modernreaders.com - First United Bank Trust raised its position in shares of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR) by 40.4% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
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Hong Kong’s central bank criticises State Street over US blacklist flip-flop   
January 20, 2021
Source: The Financial Times - Hong Kong’s de facto central bank has accused State Street Global Advisors of creating “market uncertainties” with the sudden reversal of its decision to stop investing in Chinese companies on the US sanctions...
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Oil billionaire Dan Wilks takes active stake in hard-hit ProPetro   
January 20, 2021
Source: Reuters - Prominent shale investor Dan Wilks on Tuesday reported a 7.5% active stake in troubled oilfield services firm ProPetro Holding Corp through an investment vehicle, saying he may choose to push the company for a sale or other...
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7 years on, Tamar natural gas partners make 1st payment to national wealth fund   
January 20, 2021
Source: The Times of Israel - More than seven years after it started commercial production, the Tamar Partnership has paid its first installment into a sovereign wealth fund aimed at ensuring that some of the profits of Israel’s natural gas bonanza are...
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Indigo Paints subscribed 1.25 times on Day 1 so far; retail portion at 2.16 times   
January 20, 2021
Source: CNBCTV18 on MSN.com - The initial public offering of Indigo Paints, the fifth-largest decorative paints company in India, has been subscribed 1.25 times on its first day of the bidding.
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Saudi Arabia Reiterates Support for Political Solutions in Yemen, Syria, Libya   
January 20, 2021
Source: ????? ?????? - The Saudi government reiterated on Tuesday the Kingdom’s support for achieving security and stability in the region. Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chaired the cabinet ses
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Qatar Wealth Fund Plans Asia Push With Focus Still on U.S.   
January 19, 2021
Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com - Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund is looking east for deals in an effort to diversify an investment portfolio heavily weighted toward North America and Europe.
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China grants US$9.02 billion of new ODII quota to 21 firms   
January 19, 2021
Source: Asia Asset Management - They were awarded by the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE), the supervisor of China’s foreign reserves, which made the announcement in a statement dated January 13 published on its website. The QDII programme...
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UK's retail logistics sector booming   
January 19, 2021
Source: China Daily on MSN.com - People wearing protective masks walk past a window display of a closed retail store in London, Britain, Dec 20, 2020. [Photo/Agencies] Investment in warehouses and storage facilities in the United Kingdom is booming with the...
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Banks urged to set time-bound targets to tackle deforestation   
January 19, 2021
Source: Edie - A new report has outlined how banks can take proactive steps to improve traceability and accountability of contributions to deforestation, as part of a first step to accelerating action towards a forest-restorative economy.
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ATP joins clients successfully live on SimCorp’s cloud-based SFTR solution, as the regulation enters its third phase   
January 19, 2021
Source: wallstreet online - SimCorp, a leading provider of integrated, front-to-back, multi-asset investment management solutions and services to the world’s largest buy-side institutions, today announces the successful go-live of ATP,
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FY2020 EPS Estimates for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Lowered by Analyst (NASDAQ:HST)   
January 19, 2021
Source: modernreaders.com - Stock analysts at Truist Securiti decreased their FY2020 EPS estimates for Host Hotels & Resorts in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday, January 14th. Truist Securiti analyst P.
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Desperate Citigroup looks East for cash   
January 19, 2021
Source: MoneyWeek - Citigroup (C) has raised $7.5bn from the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), a state-owned investment fund from the United Arab Emirates. So much for the idea that banks having raked in so much ...
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UK DB pension funding position remains 'relatively stable' despite deficit increase   
January 19, 2021
Source: PensionsAge - The aggregate deficit of UK defined benefit (DB) pension schemes increased to £86.4bn at the end of December 2020, according to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) 7800 Index
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Clean energy projects to lower emissions and create jobs   
January 19, 2021
Source: Armed robbery in Revesby - The projects will create more than 365 construction jobs and 22 ongoing jobs McGowan Government also launches second round of Clean Energy Future Fund Two Goldfields-based projects have been offered grants worth more than $2.
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Xebec Completes Transformative Acquisition of HyGear   
January 19, 2021
Source: wallstreet online - HyGear was founded in 2002 in Arnhem, The Netherlands, as a clean-tech company specializing in the on-site production and recovery of industrial gases. HyGear is an emerging developer ...
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Hong Kong could spearhead China’s financial integration with world, digital yuan use: government officials   
January 19, 2021
Source: South China Morning Post - Attempts by Donald Trump to decouple the world’s two largest economies had cemented China’s resolve to integration financially with other countries. This presented an opportunity for Hong Kong, said Julia Leung of the...
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Bill and Melinda Gates largest private farmers in US   
January 19, 2021
Source: The Weekly Times - MICROSOFT founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have emerged as According to The Land Report, the magazine of the Realtors’ Land Institute, the Gates family owns 98,000 hectares of farmland across 18 states of the US...
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Middle Eastern Sovereign Wealth Funds Went Big for America in 2020   
January 19, 2021
Source: Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute - Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds directly invested US$ 14.724 billion in the U.S. versus US$ 6.479 billion in 2019 and US$ 6.18 billion in 2018. Source: SWFI.com. Global Asset Owner Database. Fund commitments excluded and...
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George Clooney calls for hotels boycott over Brunei’s anti-LGBT laws   
January 19, 2021
Source: The Scottish Farmer - The Brunei Investment Agency, through the Dorchester Collection, owns London’s The Dorchester and 45 Park Lane as well as Coworth Park in Berkshire. Two of Hollywood’s best-known hotels, The Bel-Air and The Beverly...
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Rs 4,500-cr IRFC IPO subscribed 65% on Day-1, retail portion by 1.24 times   
January 18, 2021
Source: Business Standard - On Friday, the company responsible for financing the Indian Railways had allotted shares worth Rs 1,390 crore to anchor investors, which included HDFC, Nippon Life, Invesco, Monetary Authority of Singapore and Kuwait Investment...
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Morauta’s masterclass in economic reform   
January 18, 2021
Source: Post-Courier - Following independence, the PNG economy fared relatively well. From 1980 to 1994 it grew at an average of 4% a year. It was a bumpy ride though, with peaks and troughs in growth, notably the closure of the Panguna mine in 1989...
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NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) Shares Acquired by Boston Trust Walden Corp   
January 18, 2021
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Boston Trust Walden Corp grew its holdings in NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) by 0.2% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 276,
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The Pipeline: Infranode nears target, Excelsior’s first-time success, Schroders’ new infra head   
January 18, 2021
Source: infrastructureinvestor - Infranode closes in on Fund II target, UK foreign investment fears and Excelsior raises $504m for first-time fund. Welcome to The Pipeline, the start-the-week briefing for our valued subscribers only.
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Moscow-Kazan High-Speed Rail Line   
January 18, 2021
Source: Railway Technology - The project will also be supported by the Russian Pension Fund, investment, subsidies, the National Wealth Fund, and guarantees.
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Louisiana State Employees Retirement System Raises Stock Position in C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHRW)   
January 18, 2021
Source: modernreaders.com - PGGM Investments boosted its stake in shares of C.H. Robinson Worldwide by 183.0% during the 3rd quarter. PGGM Investments now owns 305,582 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $31,227,000 after purchasing an...
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Former Hong Kong lawmaker rejects HSBC explanation over frozen accounts   
January 18, 2021
Source: The Straits Times - Banks were expected to cooperate with law enforcement efforts to freeze funds or property related to criminal investigations, the central bank, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, said at the time.
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Norway's Yara sells stake in Libyan ammonia and urea producer Lifeco   
January 18, 2021
Source: ICIS - The Oslo-headquartered major said in a short statement that the agreement had been reached with NOC and remaining shareholder Libyan Investment Authority (LIA). Prior to the agreement, Yara owned 50% of Lifeco and the Libyan...
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IRFC IPO opens today. Check price band, closing date - Should you invest'   
January 18, 2021
Source: India TV - The initial public offering (IPO) of Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC) worth about Rs 4,600 crore will hit the market today on January 18.
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Fuji Seal International Inc.   
January 18, 2021
Source: Wall Street Journal - 56 Chief Operating Officer & Director Fuji Seal Packaging (Thailand) Co. Ltd., Fuji Seal International, Inc. Yuichi Seki, 66 Independent Outside Director Fuji Seal International, Inc. Fumio Kato ...
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Healthpeak Properties, Inc. (NYSE:PEAK) Shares Bought by Louisiana State Employees Retirement System   
January 18, 2021
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - Louisiana State Employees Retirement System lifted its holdings in Healthpeak Properties, Inc. (NYSE:PEAK) by 22.3% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
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Last week in telecoms: Proximus details fibre plans and Bouygues Telecom sets ambitious targets   
January 18, 2021
Source: Telecompaper - Last weeks news included two analyst days, from Belgium's Proximus and French operator Bouygues Telecom. Both are making notable development choices and announced targets. Other news included new 5G auctions,
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Indian Railway Finance Corporation raises Rs 1,390 crore from 31 anchor investors ahead of IPO   
January 18, 2021
Source: moneycontrol.com - The Rs 4,633-crore maiden public issue of state-owned entity will open for bidding on January 18, with a price band of Rs 25-26 per share.
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