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    1. December 17, 2014

      Banks and fund managers plan new European equity venue 

      A consortium of investment banks and fund managers are working on a new not-for-profit equity trading venue in Europe that...

    2. December 11, 2014

      Qataris appoint Ken Costa to Songbird Estates board

      Ken Costa, the City grandee and former Lazard and UBS banker, has been appointed to the board of Songbird Estates to...

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      The democratic sheen that many Kuwaitis have long pointed to with pride is being tarnished...
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    1. December 10, 2014

      Angola launches $1.6bn Africa infrastructure fund

      Angola’s sovereign wealth fund has launched $1.6bn African infrastructure and hotels funds to help diversify its portfolio...

    2. December 7, 2014

      The war for the Wharf

      When the Qatar Investment Authority first called Songbird Estates last month to say it wanted Canary Wharf, it was given...

    3. December 3, 2014

      Qatar replaces head of $300bn fund

      The Qatar Investment Authority, which manages as much as $300bn including significant stakes in Barclays, Credit Suisse and...

    4. December 3, 2014

      Norway’s oil fund to remain oil investor

      Norway’s oil fund can carry on investing in oil. On Wednesday, an expert panel commissioned by the Norwegian government...

    5. December 2, 2014

      Norway’s $870bn oil fund considers infrastructure investments

      Norway is to debate allowing its $870bn oil fund to invest in infrastructure in what would be the biggest change in the...

    6. 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 around...

    7. November 14, 2014

      CVC finds creative ways to attract the biggest investors

      CVC Capital Partners, Europe’s largest buyout group, is setting up a separate private equity fund for its biggest investors...

    8. November 7, 2014

      Canary Wharf owner rejects Qatari bid approach

      Songbird Estates, the owner of Canary Wharf Group, has rejected a preliminary takeover approach from the Qatar Investment...

    9. November 4, 2014

      Blackstone nears $8bn sale of IndCor unit

      Blackstone’s real estate arm is close to selling its portfolio of US industrial warehouses to a group of investors led by...

    10. November 3, 2014

      Norway: Braced for a new wave of investment

      Every day for the past 13-and-a-half years, Norway’s oil fund has grown by an average of $165m. This has been good news for...

    11. November 3, 2014

      Singapore leads the pack in sovereign wealth deals

      Singapore’s two state-backed investors, Temasek and GIC, together accounted for 60 per cent of the $23bn in cross-border...

    12. October 30, 2014

      Malaysia’s 1MDB readies $3bn IPO of power asset

      1Malaysia Development Berhad, a large Malaysian government fund, is paving the way for a $3bn stock market listing of its...

    13. October 29, 2014

      Norway’s oil fund hit by European stocks

      Norway’s $860bn oil fund made its first negative return in equities in more than two years as a weak performance by European...

    14. October 27, 2014

      QIA leads fund rankings for missing Santiago governance standards

      The world’s most active sovereign wealth funds are also among the least transparent and least likely to comply with...

    15. October 27, 2014

      Qatar to buy HSBC’s global HQ for £1.1bn

      Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund has agreed to buy HSBC’s global headquarters, London’s biggest and most expensive office...

    16. October 23, 2014

      Kuwait to launch $5bn stake sale

      Kuwait’s sovereign wealth fund plans to sell stakes valued at more than $5bn in three listed companies as the government...

    17. October 21, 2014

      Singapore’s GIC puts $1.7bn into Tokyo commercial real estate

      GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, has paid $1.7bn for a landmark office block in one of the most desirable locations...

    18. October 20, 2014

      Qatar eyes $15bn Asia spending spree

      Qatar’s purchase of a stake in a Hong Kong department store chain is the beginning of a potential $15bn spending spree...

    19. October 16, 2014

      Singapore wealth fund GIC snaps up 4.6% of Jimmy Choo

      Singapore’s $100bn sovereign wealth fund GIC has bought a 4.6 per cent stake in luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo, which listed on...

    20. 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...

    21. October 6, 2014

      Libyans ‘taken for a ride’ by Goldman Sachs, court hears

      The Libyan Investment Authority was “taken for a complete ride” by Goldman Sachs bankers over nine financial transactions...

    22. October 6, 2014

      GIC puts faith in eurozone property with €300m in deals

      GIC has invested at least €300m ($375m) in two deals in Spain and Italy, highlighting the Singaporean sovereign wealth...

    23. September 25, 2014

      Singapore’s GIC poised to buy large RAC stake

      GIC, the Singaporean sovereign wealth fund, is poised to become one of two major shareholders at RAC, derailing plans to...

    24. September 22, 2014

      Norway’s $880bn oil fund urged to adopt new management model

      Norway’s $880bn oil fund should adopt a new management model that would open the door to investments in private equity and...

    25. September 21, 2014

      Russia’s sovereign fund head struggles to stay above politics

      Kirill Dmitriev, the 39-year-old, boyish-looking head of Russia’s sovereign wealth fund, was supposed to change the face of...

    26. August 29, 2014

      Khazanah to pour $2bn into reviving Malaysia Airlines

      Malaysia Airlines is to shed 30 per cent of its workforce under a tough restructuring plan unveiled by the country’s...

    27. August 20, 2014

      Norway oil fund to double number of top executives

      Norway’s $885bn oil fund is doubling the number of its senior executives in the latest sign it is restructuring itself to...

    28. August 17, 2014

      Singapore’s investment funds blaze ecommerce trail

      Singapore’s two investment funds, GIC and Temasek, have emerged as the biggest state-backed investors in technology,...

    29. August 7, 2014

      Norway oil fund voting declaration ‘certain to cause a stir’

      Norway’s $870bn oil fund has been busy in recent weeks. The world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund has voted at annual...

    30. August 7, 2014

      Norway’s oil fund to reveal voting intentions

      One of the world’s largest investors will start publicly declaring how it intends to vote at companies’ annual meetings in a...

    31. July 9, 2014

      Former oil minister named acting chairman of Libya sovereign fund

      Libya has appointed a new acting chairman to oversee its $66bn sovereign wealth fund, but indicated that there would be no...

    32. June 24, 2014

      Norway’s oil fund to take bigger stakes in companies

      Norway’s $890bn oil fund is accelerating its push to become a more active investor as the world’s biggest sovereign wealth...

    33. June 24, 2014

      Asia turns on the taps for tech funding

      When the bosses of US video messaging app Tango were on the lookout for a strategic partner, they turned in the direction of...

    34. June 23, 2014

      Sovereign wealth funds: Investing for the unforeseeable future

      Sovereign wealth funds control about $30tn, so knowing what they are doing or planning to do is very important for asset...

    35. June 23, 2014

      Sovereign wealth funds choose the UK

      The UK is the most welcoming economy in the world for government-related agencies to invest in, according to a survey of 52...

    36. June 17, 2014

      China’s sovereign wealth fund shifts focus to agriculture

      China’s sovereign wealth fund is shifting its focus to invest in agriculture and global food supplies in a significant...

    37. June 11, 2014

      Japan property revival catches foreign attention

      Sovereign wealth funds are swarming over Japanese property. Qatar has just bought a portfolio of bowling alleys, according...

    38. June 10, 2014

      Azerbaijan’s sovereign wealth fund to invest up to $1.8bn in renminbi

      Azerbaijan’s sovereign wealth fund plans to invest up to $1.8bn in renminbi this year, in what would be one of the largest...

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