Archive | February, 2011

Glencore Takes Full Advantage of Sovereign Fund’s Appetite for Commodities

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4Q 2010 Linaburg-Maduell Transparency Index ratings – Public Release

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Singapore’s GIC, Jefferies Group, and LoanCore Capital Form JV Real Estate Finance Company

According to the press release, “Jefferies Group, Inc. and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) announced today that, through affiliates, they and LoanCore LLC, led by Mark Finerman, have formed Jefferies LoanCore LLC, a new joint venture commercial real estate finance company with $600 million in initial equity commitments that will be leveraged appropriately. […]


Marco Tronchetti Provera Resigns from Advisory Council of the Libyan Investment Authority

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Troubled Banks should thank SWFs for helping them have Higher Tier 1 Capital Percentages

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Possible Scenario: Libyan Investment Authority at Risk of Being Partially Liquidated

Libya has tremendous oil wealth which is one of the key reasons why it created a sovereign wealth fund. Around 80% of government revenue comes from the Libyan oil industry. Created in 2006, the estimated $70 billion sovereign wealth fund has investment stakes in a variety of European and North African companies.  A few of […]


US Defense Industry Increasing Partnerships with Mubadala

Another United States defense contractor, Raytheon Co is in developmental discussions with Mubadala Development Co about constructing a missile maintenance facility in the United Arab Emirates. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


CIC joins with Blackstone Group LP to Purchase Discounted Japanese Property Loan Portfolio from Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley Real Estate was founded in 1969. In 2006, institutional investors were lining up in droves to invest in Morgan Stanley’s real estate funds (MSREF). In fact, MSREF V generated so much investor demand that it raised almost 4x the amount of the MSREF IV Domestic Fund in 2000. Several of the larger sovereign […]


The Philippines Lures Gulf SWFs for FDI

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Mubadala Integrates ATIC

According to the press release, “Abu Dhabi –Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala) today announced that the Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC) has become a wholly owned business of Mubadala. “With common executive leadership and the Government of Abu Dhabi as shareholder of both organizations, ATIC’s integration into Mubadala will further drive the creation of innovative industries […]


Temasek Establishes US$5 Bil Euro-Commercial Paper Programme

The press release states, “Temasek Financial (II) Private Limited (“TFin-II”) has established a US$5 billion Euro-commercial Paper (“Temasek ECP”) programme, fully and unconditionally guaranteed by Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited (“Temasek”). The Temasek ECP programme adds flexibility to Temasek’s short-term funding options. It complements Temasek’s existing long-term US$10 billion Guaranteed Global Medium Term Note (“MTN”) programme, […]


IPIC Launches Public Takeover Bid on 100% of CEPSA’s Share Capital

The press release states, “the Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund, International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC), which currently owns 47.06% of CEPSA’s share capital, has announced today, through a significant event filed with the Spanish Securities Market Commission (CNMV), that it will launch a public takeover bid on the entire share capital of CEPSA. The offer […]


CIC invests in Russia’s VTB Group

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Singapore’s GIC Seeks to Purchase Distressed Resorts from Paulson & Co

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US States begin to woo Sovereign Wealth Funds

Sovereign wealth funds are constantly examining investment opportunities across the globe. Investment in public infrastructure by foreign investors has been in the news headlines for months. Now, we are seeing state governments market their securities overseas in hopes to lure investors in their bonds. State governments across the United States are in dire fiscal shape. […]


Qatar’s Investment in Harrods seems to be a Smart Move

In 2008, several Middle-Eastern sovereign funds and corporations started investing heavily in retail companies in developed economies. For many it didn’t pay off. In 2006, Dubai World’s strategic arm, Istithmar World investment purchased NY-based Loehmann Holdings’s for US$ 300 million. In November of 2011 Loehmann’s filed for bankruptcy court protection. [ Content protected for Sovereign […]


Buy Today: Sovereign Wealth Enterprises 2010 – E-Report

Order Today Sovereign wealth enterprises are state-owned enterprises substantially controlled and owned by a sovereign wealth fund. Just like sovereign wealth funds, these enterprises are not a new phenomenon but have experienced a similar boom of growth in the last few years. This report gives a glimpse of the proliferation of sovereign wealth enterprises. Learn […]


Norway GPFG Backs Euro Stabilization Bonds

The European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) was created as a Luxembourg registered company whose shareholders are the Euro Area Members States. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


NZSF Guardians appoint first manager and make first farm purchase under Rural Land Strategy

According to the press release, “The Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation have today announced the appointment of FarmRight as an investment manager and the acquisition of a dairy property in West Otago as the first concrete steps in executing their Rural Land strategy. The dairy property is in West Otago – approximately 100km west of […]