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Vale Sheikh Ahmed of ADIA

The managing director of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, Sheikh Ahmed bin Zayed al Nehayan, died on March 26 in a glider accident in Morocco. His legacy to the investment management industry is a commitment to improved transparency, disclosure and cooperation. Sovereign Wealth FundAsset Owner: White is responsible […]

Abu Dhabi sovereign fund coughs up: first ever review published

With uncharacteristic fanfare, the big Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund has provided the first insight into its workings, illustrating an international outlook and an appetite for a sophisticated asset allocation strategy. The fund published its first ever “annual review” this week. Sovereign Wealth FundAsset Owner:Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) Greg Bright is executive chairman of […]

UK Universities scheme focuses on emerging markets

The £27 billion ($44 billion) Universities Superannuation Scheme has made three new appointments and reorganised its equities team with a new dedicated global emerging markets capability, the first internal restructure under new chief investment officer Roger Gray. emerging marketsAsset Owner: White is responsible for the content across all Conexus Financial’s institutional media and events. In […]

SWFs return home after run of cross-border deals

Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) piled a record $20 billion into foreign direct investment (FDI) transactions last year, continuing the big cross-border forays they began in 2005. Sovereign Wealth FundAsset Owner: Simon Mumme is the editor of Investment Magazine, the market leading monthly publication which focuses on the Australian institutional investment industry. He has been writing […]
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Abu Dhabi Fund eyes equities but hits valuation wall

A big, multi-billion dollar scheme, the Abu Dhabi Retirement Pensions and Benefits Fund began deploying its capital across global markets in 2005. Simon Mumme speaks to chief investment officer Stefan Cowell about the fund’s current investment appetite and the steep learning curve it is charting. Asset Owner: Simon Mumme is the editor of Investment Magazine, […]

SWFs struck at financial crisis epicentre: $50b in losses from financials

For their biggest public market investments in the last two years, sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) zeroed-in on the most dogged companies in the worst-performing sector: Western financials. These decisions incurred paper losses of $US56.3 billion, accounting for most of their public market losses for the period. Sovereign Wealth FundAsset Owner:China Investment Corporation (CIC)Abu Dhabi Investment […]