Archive | September, 2015

Press Release – Public Investor 100 Rankings Released for 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 30 September 2015 SEATTLE, WA, UNITED STATES Press Inquiry: vberretta@swfinstitute.org SEATTLE, WA. – 30 September 2015 – The Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI) has just released its third annual Public Investor 100. The list includes the most significant and impactful public investor executives of 2015. The top 10 ranking assembles the most […]


Janet Yellen Wins #1 on Public Investor 100-2015

SWFI Staff has released the Public Investor 100. She ranks 1 out of 100 for the SWFI Public Investor 100 – 2015. To see the full rankings The September head fake by the Federal Reserve on interest rates took many notable economists by surprise. Macroeconomists and investment strategists have experienced a challenging endeavor analyzing Janet […]


Fahad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Takes #2 on Public Investor 100-2015

SWFI Staff has released the Public Investor 100. He ranks 2 out of 100 for the SWFI Public Investor 100 – 2015. To see the full rankings Governor Fahad Abdullah Al-Mubarak of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) has experienced the toughest reign in over two decades at the central bank giant. Al-Mubarak is tasked […]


Angola SWF Marches Forward on Domestic Infrastructure

Fundo Soberano de Angola (FSDEA), the sovereign wealth fund of Angola, plans to invest US$ 1.6 billion in infrastructure and housing across the country. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


Karsten Kallevig Snags #3 on Public Investor 100-2015

SWFI Staff has released the Public Investor 100. He ranks 3 out of 100 for the SWFI Public Investor 100 – 2015. To see the full rankings Norway has a lot of dough to spend when it comes to overseas institutional real estate. MIT-educated Kallevig has a big job, being the Norwegian sovereign wealth allocator […]


CIC Slowly Weans Off Commodities

The China Investment Corporation (CIC) is weaning off some of their older commodity and precious metal investments. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


Mats Andersson Takes #4 on Public Investor 100-2015

SWFI Staff has released the Public Investor 100. He ranks 4 out of 100 for the SWFI Public Investor 100 – 2015. To see the full rankings Despite equity market turmoil erupting in mid-summer, the conceptual issues of ESG and portfolio decarbonization continues to gain headway in CIO circles. In fact, many pension funds that […]


QIA PIPE Deal in Apollo REIT

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) re-announced their intentions to spend US$ 35 billion in the United States over the next five years. QIA has built long-standing relationships with many private equity firms, especially Apollo Global Management, LLC. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


Heung-Sik Choo Ranks #5 on Public Investor 100-2015

SWFI Staff has released the Public Investor 100. He ranks 5 out of 100 for the SWFI Public Investor 100 – 2015. To see the full rankings Heung-Sik Choo, the Korea Investment Corporation’s chief investment officer, faces a daunting task of deploying capital in a growing Asian sovereign wealth fund. The KIC has even pondered […]


Temasek International Names CEO

Singapore’s Temasek Holdings has appointed a chief executive officer for Temasek International (TI), the over-arching management unit of Temasek Holdings. Formed in 2011, all of Temasek’s staff minus the CEO and CFO was moved into TI. Lee Theng Kiat was named CEO if TI starting October 1, 2015. Lee Theng Kiat will oversee Temasek’s commercial […]


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CPPIB Strikes a Deal with Wolf Infrastructure

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) signed a deal with Wolf Infrastructure Inc. to form a midstream energy infrastructure vehicle focused on opportunities in Western Canada. CPPIB has exposure to a number of energy investments in Western Canada. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. […]


New Zealand Superannuation Fund Seeks to Reduce Z Energy Stake

In 2010, the New Zealand Superannuation Fund (NZSF), partnered with Infratil Limited to acquire Z Energy, then the downstream assets of Shell New Zealand. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


ICAHN WARNS: Market is Extremely Overheated

  See his video here: Danger Ahead Wall Street billionaire Carl Icahn, in a new video, “Danger Ahead,” tells a story of the upcoming problems that have sprung from Washington DC and Wall Street. In the video, Icahn explains why Republican candidate Donald Trump is popular in the polls. Icahn also addresses the carried-interest tax […]


APG Hearts Student Housing

Education will never go out of business and wealthy international students are attracted to European universities. Dutch pension fund manager APG plans to kick in €100 million in a European student residential property company called Student Hotel. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


SWFI First Read, September 29, 2015

Qatar Investment Authority Opens New York Office Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) officially opened a New York office. QIA pledged to invest US$ 35 billion over the next five years. BNY Mellon Grows Custodial Assets BNY Mellon’s custodial assets have risen to US$ 28.6 trillion in the 12 months through June. In August, the banking giant […]


With Great Pleasure

This is the third year SWFI has constructed its Public Investor 100 list, a ranking of top public fund and government executives compiled by SWFI staff. This list (will be released soon) is intended to highlight executives who have had a notable impact on the industry and/or their specific organization. Coming up with the top […]


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Saba Capital Sued by Largest Investor PSP Investments

Hedge fund Saba Capital Management LP, run by former Deutsche Bank star proprietary trader Boaz Weinstein, is facing a lawsuit from its largest institutional investor. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


Asset Managers Flood Japan

Asset managers across the globe, especially from the United States have expanded sales and operations in Japan. Why? Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) waived its flag, signaling to managers they need help in managing overseas listed equities and fixed income. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to […]


Asset Managers Feel Heat from SAMA Withdrawals

For the past decade, name-brand asset managers have benefited greatly from generating business from oil-rich Gulf funds. However, for one country this is changing fast. This oil-rich central banking reserve giant has pulled back from global equities. In fact, a number of wealth funds have disengaged from listed emerging equities and emerging currencies to preserve […]


Oslo Court Rules Against Investor Group in Gassled

Institutional investors who invested in Gassled took the Norwegian government to court over cut tariffs. The legal deadlock came to an end when Oslo District Court ruled the Norwegian government can cut tariffs on the Gassled gas pipeline network. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. […]