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    1. June 8, 2015

      Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds fear inflow decline

      More than a third of Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds expect new funding to decrease as the region adjusts to a...

    2. FT Alphaville

      June 2, 2015

      Sovereign wealth transparency, of sorts

      The annual report for the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority is out. Want to know how to invest like a sovereign wealth...

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    1. May 31, 2015

      Movers & shakers: June 1

      ● Andrew “Buddy” Donohue is returning to the Securities and Exchange Commission as chief of staff in June after leaving...

    2. May 8, 2015

      Li Ka-shing lines up backers for £10bn O2 buyout

      Li Ka-shing has won backing from the sovereign wealth funds of Singapore and Abu Dhabi for his £10.3bn purchase of...

    3. April 30, 2015

      Cheng family strikes $2.4bn Hong Kong hotel deal with Abu Dhabi

      Hong Kong’s Cheng family has teamed up with Abu Dhabi in a joint venture that values three of the territory’s prime...

    4. April 23, 2015

      Qatar adds Claridge’s to hotel stable in deal with Barclay brothers

      Qatar has added to its collection of luxury London hotels after buying Claridge’s, The Berkeley and the Connaught from...

    5. March 31, 2015

      Sovereign wealth funds exerting an ever greater influence

      The collapse in crude oil prices over the past six months has put many countries under fiscal pressure. But some...

    6. March 16, 2015

      Blackstone looks to check out from Center Parcs

      Blackstone Group has put the Center Parcs rural resorts business up for sale. Center Parcs, which runs five holiday...

    7. March 2, 2015

      Abu Dhabi fund kicks off bidding war for London luxury hotels

      The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority has made a £1.6bn takeover offer for a trio of London’s luxury hotels, in a move...

    8. FT Alphaville

      February 5, 2015

      Unravelling the petrodollar liquidity enigma

      Whenever you mention the “petrodollar” issue, you get one of two responses. The first goes, “it’s really not an issue,...

    9. November 17, 2014

      Qatar looks to back UK high-speed train plan

      The Qatari royal family has told British ministers it wants to invest heavily in regeneration projects being planned...

    10. November 14, 2014

      Travel updates: London, Ireland and Sweden

      UK The Lanesborough, the historic hotel overlooking Hyde Park corner and the gardens of Buckingham Palace, is to reopen...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. October 7, 2012

      Movers & shakers: October 8

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

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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,...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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