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    1. October 8, 2014

      Cautious mood pervades the sovereign wealth fund industry

      If a novelist were looking for examples of highly secretive, powerful institutions to provide a backdrop to their next...

    2. May 20, 2014

      BP’s chief economist leaves for Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

      Christof Rühl, BP’s highly respected chief economist, is leaving the company to become the first global head of research at...

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    1. Arab World: Banking and Finance

      The Arab world has been experiencing a period of buoyant financial activity. However, ...
    2. Kuwait 2013

      The democratic sheen that many Kuwaitis have long pointed to with pride is being tarnished...
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    1. April 1, 2014

      Ares hopes to raise $500m in IPO

      Ares Management, an alternative asset manager that oversees $74bn, has filed for a US initial public offering in a move that...

    2. January 27, 2014

      Norway’s government sued over gas pipeline tariffs

      An infrastructure company backed by the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority is suing the Norwegian government over a decision to...

    3. beyondbrics

      November 14, 2013

      Russia-Korea SWF tie up: win-win?

      Partners in wealth Wednesday’s announcement that Russia and South Korea would work together on an economic project in North...

    4. September 1, 2013

      Movers & shakers: September 2

      ● Aquico Wen, the founder and former chief investment officer of Esemplia Emerging Markets, a Legg Mason affiliate, is...

    5. June 25, 2013

      Gatwick chief confident on expansion

      Gatwick on Tuesday insisted it was best placed to solve the looming capacity crunch at London’s airports, as its owner...

    6. June 25, 2013

      Gatwick proposes to reduce fee increase it charges airlines

      Gatwick has proposed cutting the increases in the charges that airlines pay for using the airport, in an attempt to persuade...

    7. May 27, 2013

      Abu Dhabi fund reduces exposure to Europe

      Abu Dhabi’s principal sovereign wealth fund has lowered its minimum asset allocation to Europe as it focuses more of its...

    8. May 2, 2013

      Buyout group Ares prepares for IPO

      Ares Management, an alternative investment firm with nearly $60bn under management, is preparing for a potential US listing...

    9. April 24, 2013

      Kuwait Investment Authority: Integrity and caution are no handicap

      The Kuwait Investment Authority, the sovereign wealth fund, has long been known both for its integrity and cautious approach...

    10. April 16, 2013

      Johnson woos UAE to London projects

      Boris Johnson said the United Arab Emirates was “very interested” in investing in London’s housing and transport...

    11. April 1, 2013

      Shell to expand energy technology R&D

      Royal Dutch Shell is to expand its research and development budget over the next few years as it seeks to enhance extraction...

    12. February 6, 2013

      Total in talks to sell TIGF arm

      Total, the French oil major, has entered exclusive talks with a consortium led by Snam of Italy to sell its natural gas...

    13. February 4, 2013

      Sumitomo gains control of SESW

      Sumitomo Corporation of Japan has become the latest foreign buyer to invest in the UK water and sewerage sector after...

    14. January 16, 2013

      Two groups lead bidders for Total’s TIGF

      Two consortiums have emerged from the pack in an auction for the gas transport business of France’s Total, which is nearing...

    15. January 13, 2013

      Hedgies fall short but investors happy

      The highly paid alchemists of the hedge fund industry once held out the promise of racy returns, or at the very least solid...

    16. October 7, 2012

      Movers & shakers: October 8

      ● Thomas Miller Investment has hired Tom Richards, formerly a senior investment manager with Maitland, as head of private...

    17. October 3, 2012

      Emirates compete for property revival

      As Abu Dhabi and Dubai try to revive their property markets, competition is growing between the two emirates over attracting...

    18. September 2, 2012

      Time for SWFs to show greater transparency

      Sovereign wealth funds are suddenly on the radar. In truth, many have been there for decades but observers in the investment...

    19. August 19, 2012

      Norges fund plans to take on more risk

      The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund is planning to take on more risk as it seeks to exploit its role as a strategic...

    20. August 3, 2012

      Australian group eyes Stansted airport

      An Australian infrastructure group has positioned itself as a bidder for London’s third-biggest airport, Stansted, after...

    21. July 1, 2012

      Qatar in spotlight over merger activism

      Qatar’s new-found activist approach to the $58bn merger of Xstrata and Glencore has further distanced Qatar Holding from its...

    22. June 28, 2012

      Veolia sells UK water stake for £1.1bn

      Veolia Environnement has agreed to sell a 90 per cent stake in its UK water business for £1.1bn in the first step by the...

    23. beyondbrics

      June 27, 2012

      Qatar, Glencore and Xstrata: many shares, much power

      Opposition from Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund to the terms of the planned merger between Glencore and Xstrata merger has...

    24. June 25, 2012

      Abu Dhabi fund cautious on Europe

      The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds, expressed caution about market...

    25. May 9, 2012

      Futures veteran to lead ICAP in Dubai

      People on the move Sharaz Hussain, a 20-year veteran of the futures industry, will lead the newly opened Dubai office of...

    26. May 8, 2012

      Blackstone to buy sprawling London estate

      Blackstone, the US private equity group, has bolstered its position in the high-end commercial property market by agreeing...

    27. April 29, 2012

      Sheikh’s investments boost emirate’s profile

      One of the most prominent international investors to emerge from among the low-profile Abu Dhabi ruling family, Sheikh...

    28. April 1, 2012

      Movers & shakers: April 2

      ● Patron Capital has appointed Mark Collins, former head of the solutions team at Lloyds Banking Group’s business support...

    29. March 29, 2012

      People on the move

      Board of Emaar expands The board of Emaar Properties has been expanded to 11 members from eight with the replacement of four...

    30. March 27, 2012

      Sovereign wealth funds buoy banks

      Cash-rich Gulf sovereign wealth funds are seemingly the first port of call for European financial asset sales, proving...

    31. February 28, 2012

      BTG takes step towards listing

      BTG Pactual has mandated Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan to help manage its initial public offering as it tries to build one of...

    32. February 12, 2012

      Movers & shakers: February 13

      ● Legal & General has hired Robert Merrifield as investment research and development director of IMRU, an investment...

    33. January 23, 2012

      Investors urge equity funds to reveal budgets

      In the early 1990s, pension funds and endowments that invested in private equity pushed for a change in the way management...

    34. January 23, 2012

      Mubadala to move out of property development

      Mubadala, the Abu Dhabi government investment company, is winding down its property development business as real estate...

    35. January 20, 2012

      Thames Water: liquid assets

      Chinese officials must be amused at the parade of Europeans flying in to ask for money. Before Christmas it was Europe’s...

    36. MBA blog

      January 20, 2012

      An amazing study trip to Qatar and the UAE

      In late December, with three of my colleagues I headed a group of 35 MBA students, faculty and staff from the school on an...

    37. January 19, 2012

      China buys stake in Thames Water

      A Chinese sovereign wealth fund has bought a stake in the water network that serves London, in what is the fund’s first UK...

    38. December 13, 2011

      Abu Dhabi to buy 9.9% stake in Thames Water

      The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds, is to buy just under 10 per cent of...

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