Infrastructure

CDPQ and DP World Form Investment Vehicle Partnership

Canadian pensions are keen on port infrastructure, viewing some as operating similar to a utility. Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and DP World Limited formed an investment platform. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


SWFI First Read, December 1, 2016

Columbia Investment Management Company Promotes Tim Donohue to CIO Columbia Investment Management Company is naming Tim Donohue as chief investment officer. This is in concert of Peter Holland becoming chief executive officer of Columbia Investment Management Company. Columbia Investment Management Company is the manager of the endowment of Columbia University. Donohue joined Columbia Investment Management […]


SWFI First Read, November 30, 2016

Trump Selects Elaine Chao for Secretary of Transportation U.S. President-Elect Donald J. Trump named Elaine L. Chao to be his choice to be the next U.S. Secretary of Transportation. Chao was the U.S. Secretary of Labor under U.S. President George W. Bush. Chao served as Deputy Transportation Secretary under U.S. President George H. W. Bush. […]


Betting on U.S. Growth Post-Election, KIC Eyes Luxury Hotels

The U.S. stock market rose to record highs on the future of a Donald Trump presidency, coupled with the GOP controlling both the U.S. Senate and House. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) has skyrocketed 800 points since Trump’s win. Asian sovereign funds are taking a deeper focus into U.S. mezzanine debt markets, especially in […]


3 Questions: Getting to Know Ithmar Capital

Increasingly, long-term institutional investors are seeing opportunities in investing in renewable energy assets and climate change mitigation strategies, while trying to incrementally lower the carbon footprint. Ithmar Capital, a public investment fund from Morocco, has taken center stage on renewable investments. In November, the United Nations hosted the climate change summit in Marrakesh, Morocco. SWFI […]


SWFI First Read, November 27, 2016

State Street Sells Back Complementa Investment-Controlling to Company Management State Street Corporation sold its ownership of Swiss data and analytics firm Complementa Investment-Controlling to its management. Complementa CEO Heinz B. Rothacher purchased 100% of the shares in Complementa plus it subsidiaries. The company is based in St. Gallen and has branches in Zurich and Frankfurt. […]


Changi Airports International Invests in the Russian Far East

Russia is keen on expanding its influence in its Far East region, while opening up trade with other parts of Asia. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


SWFI First Read, November 23, 2016

Fidelity Investments Names Abigail Johnson as Chairwoman Abigail Johnson was named Chairwoman of Fidelity Investments. She was named CEO of Fidelity Investments in October 2014. She is replacing her father, Edward “Ned” Johnson, as chairman of the company. Serious Fraud Office Plans to Make Decision in March Regarding Barclays Capital Raise [ Content protected for […]


GIC Makes Senior Changes After Lim Siong Guan’s Exit

Singapore’s GIC Private Limited is shifting around its top level investment organization structure as Group President Lim Siong Guan is retiring. Taking over this spot is Lim Chow Kiat, effective January 1, 2017. Lim Siong Guan will be named to the GIC Group Executive Committee. Lim Siong Guan was ranked #11 on the Public Investor […]


Chinese Sovereign Wealth Indirectly Invests in Mexican Mobile Network Project

Mexico is striving to expand broadband internet access across the country. Mexico’s Secretary of Communications and Transportation awarded an investor group called Altán a mandate to construct and manage a wholesale mobile network. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


SWFI First Read, November 16, 2016

Calamos Loses Major Mandate from Nomura Calamos Investments is losing money from a major account, which could bring its assets under management down by 5%. Approximately, US$ 1.1 billion in assets is being pulled from Calamos by Nomura Holdings. Nomura is moving the money to American Century Investments. In December 2015, Nomura acquired a 41% […]


Friday SWFI News Roundup, November 11, 2016

BNY Mellon Selects Singapore for its 8th Innovation Center BNY Mellon has opened its eighth Innovation Center, selecting Singapore. The custodial giant named it the Singapore Innovation Center. “The opening of our eighth Innovation Center in Asia is a reflection of the region’s rapidly developing innovative technology and fintech landscape, as well as the increasing […]


What Can Institutional Investors Expect from a Trump Win?

The 30-year plus proliferation of globalism for now has taken a backseat. Due to intense reader interest by our internal analytics, I felt that I needed to write about the outcome of the U.S. election. Many wealthy, business, and politically-powerful individuals (a majority residing in urban enclaves) in the U.S. have tremendously benefitted from globalist […]


OTPP and USS Buy U.K. Crematoria Developer and Operator

The business of death in the United Kingdom appears to possess characteristics such as a resilient operating model (death is certain for all humans) and stable revenue generation. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


VINCI Airports, CDC and Crédit Agricole Assurances Finalize French Airport Privatization Deal

An investor group consisting of Caisse des Dépôts (CDC), VINCI Airports and Crédit Agricole Assurances (part of Crédit Agricole Group) have finalized the purchase of a 60% ownership stake in Aéroports de Lyon (ADL). [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


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Qatar Sovereign Wealth Allegedly to Back Argentinian Infrastructure

Latin America remains an important destination for a number of sovereign investors and Canadian pensions. Is Argentina ready to exit from economic isolation? [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


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SWFI First Read, November 2, 2016

21Vianet Group and Warburg Pincus form Data Center Venture in China Beijing-based 21Vianet Group, Inc., the biggest carrier-neutral internet data center services provider in China, inked a deal with Warburg Pincus to form a joint venture and establish a digital real estate platform in China. The venture is targeting the development and acquisition opportunities in […]


SWFI First Read, November 1, 2016

Atlantia Looks to Sell 15% of Autostrade [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


A Hyperloop in Dubai?

Dubai looks to be an early adopter of hyperloop technology when it comes to cargo transportation. Could Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund venture with SoftBank Group also take a look at hyperloop? Gulf countries are increasing their capital allocation toward both technology and infrastructure. DP World is the #3 biggest ports operator on the planet […]