Archive | October, 2010

SWF Strategic Index Weekly Update – Oct 29 2010

Download Sovereign Wealth Fund Strategic Index Weekly Update – Oct 29 2010 The SWF Strategic Index held its ground last week, closing at 884.84 on Friday.  Financials continue to make up a large portion of the index, with China Construction Bank being the largest constituent at 14.9%.  In the next two months, the Index Committee […]


Bank of China to raise 60 bln yuan in rights issue to replenish capital

Xinhua reports, “Bank of China (BOC), the country’s fourth-largest lender by assets, said Friday it would raise up to 60 billion yuan (8.97 billion U.S. dollars) in a dual rights issue in Shanghai and Hong Kong stock exchanges to replenish capital. In a statement filed to the Shanghai and Hong Kong stock exchanges, BOC said […]


Samruk-Kazyna enters into a long term partnership with France’s Caisse des Dépôts

By Alexia Wai-Chun Tye Guest Contributor During a visit of a high level presidential delegation in Paris on 27 October 2010, Samruk-Kazyna, Kazakhstan’s Sovereign Wealth Fund signed a master contract with France’s Caisse des Dépôts. Caisse des Dépôts, the 51% controlling shareholder of the French sovereign wealth fund FSI, was represented by its CEO Augustin […]


Goodman Group leads consortium to takeover ING Industrial Fund

Goodman Group, a large Australian property that has received investment from the China Investment Corporation is leading a consortium to takeover ING Industrial Fund. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


Sovereign Wealth Funds and Asian Real Estate Update

Sovereign wealth funds and other institutional investors are lukewarm when it comes to Asian real estate investment. Asian sovereign investors are becoming more risk averse to non-core real estate and dumping portfolios of non-core and opportunistic real estate.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


Qatar’s leader visits Britain for talks with David Cameron, Queen Elizabeth II

According to the AP, “The Emir of Qatar, the ruler of a tiny, oil-rich nation in the Persian Gulf, is visiting Britain for talks with Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister David Cameron.  Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani began his three-day visit Tuesday with Sheika Mozah bint Nasser al-Missned, the most high-profile of his three […]


Qatar’s potential deal with Greece energy hub is over for now

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Temasek Holdings sells entire Hana Financial Group stake

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CIC opens up a SWE in Hong Kong

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Press Release: Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute and Park Alpha launch Sovereign Wealth Fund Strategic Index

Download Press Release | Download Brochure LAS VEGAS, Nev. (10/20/2010) – The Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI) and Park Alpha, a subsidiary of the SWFI that provides consulting services to investment firms and SWFs, announced the launch of the Sovereign Wealth Fund Strategic Index (SWFSI). The SWFSI is a market capitalization weighted index that gauges […]


SWFs finally reach $4 Trillion in Assets, extra boost from Norway GPFG

Estimates by the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute – sovereign wealth funds have finally reached the US$ 4 trillion in assets. Just recently, Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) published that they topped over 3 trillion kroner for first time. The Norwegian sovereign wealth fund is now $512 billion in assets.  This is a huge milestone […]


Another Brazilian SWF Investment: Temasek Holdings Spends $400 mil for a 14.3% Stake in Odebrecht Oleo e Gas

Temasek Holdings has invested $400 million in Odebrecht Oleo e Gas for a 14.3% stake in the unit.  Odebrecht Oleo e Gas is part of Odebrecht, a large conglomerate.  Odebrech Oil and Gas view the investment essential to help them grow capital expenditures to tap into Brazil’s blossoming offshore oil trade. [ Content protected for […]


Qatar Holding to Invest 5% in Santander’s Brazil Unit

Qatar Holding, LLC, the sovereign wealth enterprise of the Qatar Investment Authority is planning to invest $2.719 billion in Banco Santander Brazil SA, the Brazilian unit of Banco Santander SA.  [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


Mumtalakat Holdings plans to IPO Aluminum Bahrain

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Sovereign Wealth Quarterly Q3 Y 2010

Sovereign Wealth Quarterly Q3 Y 2010 will be shipped out to subscribers this Friday (10/22/2010). If you are not a subscriber, now is your chance to subscribe.


Kazakhstan, Hong Kong Billionaires Li, Cheng, Yung Plan Fund, Premier Says

Bloomberg reports, “Kazakhstan has joined Hong Kong billionaires Li Ka-shing, Larry Yung and Cheng Yu Tung to form a $400 million private equity fund that will help Kazakh companies list in the city, Prime Minister Karim Massimov said. Kazyna Capital Management JSC, a unit of the country’s sovereign wealth fund, will initially contribute $100 million […]


Japan still mulling a Sovereign Wealth Fund

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Update on Temasek Holdings and Standard Chartered

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Qatar Pins Hopes in Ukraine and Argentina Farmlands

Strategically, the government of Qatar is in preliminary discussions with the governments of Ukraine and Argentina on possible farmland acquisitions. Ideally, the targets would be land geared toward cereals production. These deals would be around US$ 100 million each, spurred by extensive efforts to secure food supplies in the arid Gulf region. Countries have been […]


Singapore’s GIC tries to cash out in real estate IPO

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