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Growing Energy and Natural Resource Allocation for Public Investors

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energy_natTechnological improvements and efficiencies in crude oil production have elevated projected U.S. supplies of oil. With regard to natural gas, prices of the commodity are relatively low. Surges in industrial and electric power sectors have augmented the need for growing shale gas production. With the United States embarking on a fossil fuel extraction renaissance, how have public investors reacted?

Real assets in the domain of energy and natural resource investments have tagged the interest of public pensions and sovereign wealth funds. From a portfolio perspective, institutional investors seek to neutralize inflation sensitivities, especially if a deflationary spike approaches. A major deflationary event risk could always occur; however, the chances appear relatively slim for now. For example, U.S. financial institutions have re-equitized their balance sheets and shed off riskier units. Hedge funds are being spun-off. The Federal Reserve has added a ton of liquidity into the markets through various policies and actions.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

Rumors Swirl Around PIF Looking at Tesla Rivals

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Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) could be doubling down on electric automobile manufacturers. It was revealed that PIF has a sizeable stake in Tesla Inc. Elon Musk’s recent tweets have stirred up financial media and has even prompted an SEC probe.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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DLF-GIC to Kick in Rs 12.5 Billion for Midtown Project

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Indian real estate giant DLF, which has worked with Singapore’s GIC Private Limited in the past, is working on a new housing project in central Delhi dubbed Midtown. Large residential real estate projects in India’s capital are difficult to come by. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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QIA-Glencore Stake Valued at 7.4 Billion euros

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QHG Oil Ventures is selling a 14.2 % stake in Moscow-based Rosneft for €7.4 billion (US$ 8.4 billion) to the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA). This is according to a QHG financial statement. QHG Oil Ventures is a joint venture between the Qatar Investment Authority and Glencore, a Swiss-based, broad-spectrum mining and commodity company. QHG Oil Ventures was originally formed to invest in Rosneft. QHG purchased a 19.5 % stake in the company in 2016, in a deal that supplied Russia with needed funding at the time, and the estimated value of the investment has remained steady. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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