Archive | January, 2011

Consensus Demand Meter Q4 Y 2010 (December)

The Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute – Consensus Demand Meter is an innovative indicator to track what sovereign wealth funds are demanding in the next three quarters from that relative start date. For Q4 Y2010 (End of December 2010) going forward three months, this Demand Meter indicates how select asset allocations, sectors, and investment strategies rank. […]


Qatar Furthers Investment in Adecoagro SA

Farmland and agro-industrial assets are increasingly becoming a vital part of a sovereign wealth fund’s portfolio, especially funds in the MENA region. One part is strategic, and the other part is the investment upside in purchasing stakes in these types of inflation-protected assets. Food inflation is on the rise, coupled with a growing, hungry world […]


Speculation of Japan’s Move to Create a Sovereign Wealth Fund

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End of Year Interview with NZSF CEO Adrian Orr

This interview appears in the 4Q Y2010 issue of the Sovereign Wealth Quarterly. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


SE Asian Countries Expand Ties

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China Investment Head Gao Says Quantitative Easing Devaluing Paper Money

Bloomberg reports, “China Investment Corp. Vice Chairman Gao Xiqing said that central banks’ quantitative easing policies are hurting the value of money just one day after the Federal Reserve maintained plans to buy $600 billion of Treasuries. “You know money is gradually becoming not worth the paper it’s printed on,” Gao said at an event […]


Israel to Create Wealth Fund for Gas Profits -aide

Reuters reports, “Israel is looking to create a sovereign wealth fund to safeguard earnings from recently discovered natural gas reserves, one of the prime minister’s top economic aides said on Wednesday. Gas production in Israel is set to soar in coming years following the discovery of two huge offshore fields that officials say could boost […]


Singapore’s GIC and others invest in Five Georgia Natural Gas-Fired Power Plants

New Ownership Structure Singapore’s GIC is active in energy infrastructure whether it’s in a developed or developing economy. Singapore’s GIC partnered with ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC and GE Energy Financial Services to become investment partners in five Georgia natural gas-fired power plants. Sovereign wealth fund natural gas investment is on the rise. [ Content protected […]


Sovereign Wealth Funds: Strategy and Transparency – Jan 2011 Update

Notes This size of the bubble represents the size of the Sovereign Wealth Fund. This bubble chart reflects that largest funds from our fund rankings page.


Sovereign Wealth Quarterly Q4 Y 2010

Sovereign Wealth Quarterly Q4 Y 2010 will be shipped out to subscribers near the end of the month. If you are not a subscriber, now is your chance to subscribe.


Temasek Holdings Unloads Fortescue Metals Group Ltd Stake

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Khazanah investment portfolio rises by RM21 billion in 2010 to record a new high

According to the press release, “Khazanah investment portfolio rises by RM21 billion in 2010 to record a new high, Record Financial Performance: Portfolio Realisable Asset Value (“RAV”) and Net Worth Adjusted (“NWA”) jumped by RM21 billion to RM112.6 billion (+23.5%) and RM75.0 billion (+39.4%) respectively NWA has risen by RM41.7 billion or 125% since May […]


Alaskans Share Their PFD Wealth

According to the Anchorage Daily News, “Alaskans share their PFD wealth: 7,253 — Number of Alaska Permanent Fund dividend applicants who made pledges to charities and other nonprofits from their 2011 dividends as of Jan. 14. $555,600 — Amount those Alaskans donated. 2,668 — Number of Alaska Permanent Fund dividend applicants who made pledges to […]


Temasek Holdings to Pay Fine after Court Review Rejected by Indonesian Supreme Court

Temasek Holdings, the state-owned investment corporation from Singapore, agreed to pay the fine of 15 billion Indonesian rupah (US$ 1.6 million) per affiliate with a total of nine, after Indonesia’s Supreme Court rejected another request for review.   Indonesia’s Commission for the Supervision of Business Competition (KPPU) said that they were analyzing Temasek’s assets in Indonesia […]


CIC Seeks More Money From the Chinese Government

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Argentine president oversees deals in Kuwait

According to the AFP, “Argentine President Cristina Kirchner on Sunday oversaw the signing in Kuwait of seven accords to boost cooperation with the oil-rich emirate at the start of a two-day visit. Kirchner, on her first trip to the Gulf state, was greeted at the airport by Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah and other leaders, […]


Aldar Properties gets $760 million from Mubadala

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SEC Investigates Financial Firms in Sovereign Wealth Fund Dealings

Some sovereign wealth funds, private equity funds, hedge funds, and other financial institutions are on the SEC’s radar.  The SEC is investigating if certain financial firms violated bribery laws in dealings with sovereign wealth funds under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.  [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to […]


Norway’s Sovereign Wealth Fund to Initially Deploy Capital to European Real Estate

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Norway’s Sovereign Wealth Fund signs Regent Street agreement

According to the press release, “Norges Bank, which manages the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global, today signed an agreement for the fund’s first real estate investment, the purchase of a 150-year lease on a 25 per cent stake in The Crown Estate’s Regent Street properties in London. The completion of the £452 million purchase, which […]