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ADIA Reorganizes External Equities Team

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Nearly 80% of ADIA’s assets are managed externally, with 60% invested in index-replicating strategies. The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority is reorganizing its external equities team. At the top, the department will be divided into two sections, indexed-fund strategies (beta) and active management (alpha). One of ADIA’s primary goals for the restructuring was to simplify how they manage relations with external equity fund managers based on strategy. Indexed fund managers are usually monitored on how close they track a particular index or benchmark. On the other side of the spectrum, active managers are usually monitored by their various strategies, holdings, and risk profile.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

QIA Becomes the Largest Shareholder in Colonial

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The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) became the biggest shareholder of Inmobiliaria Colonial, SOCIMI, S.A. (Colonial), a Spanish listed real estate company. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Mumtalakat Discloses Investment in Khairat Bahrain

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Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company disclosed an investment in Sudan called Khairat Bahrain. This is an agricultural investment in Sudan. The food and agriculture sector is key investment sector for many Gulf-based state investors. Khairat Bahrain is located in the world’s richest expanse of groundwater (the Nubian Sandstone Basin) occupying an area of approximately 100,000 feddans (400 square kilometers). The Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System is the world’s largest known fossil water aquifer system.

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Temasek Acquires Cybersecurity Firm Sygnia

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Singapore’s Temasek Holdings agreed to acquire Sygnia, Inc., an Israeli cybersecurity technology and services provider. Unverified estimates of the deal amount are around US$ 250 million. Sygnia runs out of Tel Aviv, but has an office in New York. Sygnia assists companies respond to cyber threats.

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