Archive | March, 2011

Western Australia Mulling a Sovereign Wealth Fund

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South Korea and the United Arab Emirates Strengthen Economic Ties

The United Arab Emirates is engaged in an aggressive campaign to diversify their reliance from the petroleum industry, a common problem for many MENA nations. South Korea’s Presidential Council for Future & Vision signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Government of Abu Dhabi for a strategic partnership in getting rights to develop oil […]


Sovereign Wealth Quarterly Q1 Y 2011

Sovereign Wealth Quarterly Q1 Y 2011 will be shipped out to subscribers in the beginning of April. If you are not a subscriber, now is your chance to subscribe. This is a large file.


Temasek Holdings: Letter to Australian Media on March 23

The letter states, “To whom it may concern: We wish to provide key facts about Temasek for your readers.  As affirmed in our previous letter to the Australian media on 31 October 2010, Temasek plays no part in the governance, operations or investment decisions of the Singapore Exchange (SGX). While Temasek owns SEL Holdings, a […]


Spanish Financial Institutions Earn Attention of Norges Bank Investment Management

Spain has struggled to stabilize their banking sector through the lasting effects of the global financial crisis. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


Sovereign Wealth Funds Optimistic on Japan’s Recovery

Around the globe, the majority of sovereign wealth funds have remained somewhat hopeful on Japan’s recovery and economic resiliency.  [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


Mubadala Announces 2010 Financial Results

According to the press release, “Financial highlights of the results are: Revenue increased 22% year-on-year from AED 13.1bn to AED 16bn, as a result of a number of assets reaching operational milestones Net profit for the year was AED 1.1bn and total comprehensive income for the year was a negative AED 315m, resulting from mark-to-market […]


Mapletree Commercial Trust’s Singapore IPO Postponed

Mapletree Investments, a global real estate company owned by Singapore’s Temasek Holdings, was planning another IPO. This time for one of its commercial real estate portfolios. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


Hassad Food Sets Eyes on Turkish Farm Lands

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AK State Representative Files Legislation for APFC to Manage Another $10 Bil

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FSI Announces 2010 Results and Reinforces Midcap Investment Strategy

By Alexia Wai-Chun Tye Guest Contributor France’s Fonds Stratégique d’Investissement (FSI) generated creditable results for 2010, reinforcing its raison d’être as France’s answer to the sovereign wealth fund model, albeit with a distinct national development mandate focusing solely on French domestic markets.  [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe […]


Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global Returned 9.6% in 2010

According to the press release, “The Government Pension Fund Global returned 9.6 percent, or 264 billion kroner, in 2010, driven by widespread gains in global stock and bond markets. “In a year marked by the European sovereign debt crisis and fears of an economic slowdown in Europe, the fund posted its fifth-highest result ever,” says […]


Singapore’s GIC Provides £60 mil Loan for Blackstone to Purchase Chiswick Park

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How Japan’s Nuclear Crisis Will Affect Sovereign Fund Investing?

Japan’s nuclear crisis will have a lasting impact on existing and future nuclear infrastructure projects globally. Last year, sovereign funds began an aggressive campaign to bid on energy infrastructure, mostly in conventional energy assets.  [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


CITIC Capital Close of Second Japan Buyout Fund and Two New Investments

According to the press release, “CITIC Capital Partners, the private equity arm of CITIC Capital Holdings Limited (“CITIC Capital”), today announces the successful closing of its second Japan buyout fund CITIC Capital Japan Partners II, L.P. (“CCJP II”) and the closing of two new investments, Higashiyama Film Co. Ltd. and Tri-Wall K.K. CCJP II has […]


Russia Plans on JV Fund to Bring Fresh Capital to Moscow

The Kremlin wants to make Moscow into a global financial center to compete against other centers like London and New York. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


Qatar Holding Invests in Iberdrola, S.A.

According to the press release, “Qatar Holding LLC and IBERDROLA, S.A. are pleased to announce today that they have signed a Strategic Memorandum of Understanding setting forth the framework for collaboration in developing their respective business activities through the establishment of a long-term, mutually beneficial, strategic partnership. The two parties will cooperate for the purpose […]


Juventus Freezes Libya’s Stake

Al-Saadi al-Gaddafi, son of Mr. Gaddafi, who is a former soccer player is a Juventus fan. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


TIAA-CREF and the Future Fund Partner on Ownership of 685 Third Avenue Tower

According to the press release, “TIAA-CREF and the Future Fund, an AUD$71 billion Australian sovereign wealth fund, today announced a new venture that will target co-ownership opportunities in real estate properties. As a first step, the Future Fund has taken an approximately 49 percent stake in 685 Third Avenue, which was previously purchased for USD$190 […]


Temasek Holdings Explores Option of Developing Project-Financing Entity

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