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Sovereign Wealth Funds Briefing 22.Jul 2013

Posted on 22 July 2013 by VRS |  Email |Print

Qatar’s sovereign fund could team up with real estate company Hines to buy assets from troubled Italian developer Risanamento, Il Sole 24 Ore reported on Sunday, citing financial sources.
State-owned Qatar Holding has approached some of Risanamento’s shareholders to pave the way for a potential bid on the assets the Italian real estate group owns in France and its Santa Giulia redevelopment area, the Italian daily wrote………………………………………..Full Article: Source

Posted on 22 July 2013 by VRS |  Email |Print

A Temasek Holdings unit is up against Exxon Mobil Corp and Royal Dutch Shell plc in a contest to fill storage that will hold three times as much liquefied natural gas (LNG) as Singapore will consume this year.
The city-state’s Energy Market Authority is seeking feedback for stocking an LNG terminal with capacity of as much as nine million tonnes. The threefold expansion will allow Singapore to offer last-minute deliveries, or spot cargoes, to buyers in Asia seeking an alternative to long-term contracts linked to oil………………………………………..Full Article: Source

Posted on 22 July 2013 by VRS |  Email |Print

State funds from China and South Korea are preparing to deliver a major boost to Boris Johnson by committing billions of pounds to the construction of a new London hub airport. The Mayor of London have held initial talks with wealthy foreign institutions including China Investment Corporation (CIC) and officials in Seoul about the project.
The preliminary discussions represent a boost to Mr Johnson’s hopes of promoting the Isle of Grain as the location for a new London hub airport, which in recent months has become his preferred choice for unlocking further capacity in London’s skies………………………………………..Full Article: Source

Posted on 22 July 2013 by VRS |  Email |Print

Sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional Berhad has denied that there would be a proposed out-of-court settlement for a billion-ringgit legal suit by tycoon Tan Sri Halim Saad. A Khazanah statement last night refuted a report in The Star newspaper that speculated there could be a settlement in the works.
“The respective defendants would like to state that contrary to the said article, there is neither a settlement being proposed nor are they aware of any discussion in respect of the same,” Khazanah said………………………………………..Full Article: Source

Posted on 22 July 2013 by VRS |  Email |Print

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), a sovereign wealth fund owned by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, with estimated assets under management of $625 billion, invested $300 million (Rs 1,800 crore) in the offshore fund of Kotak Realty Funds, said a senior real estate executive privy to the development.
He added Canada Pension Plan (CPP), the $183-billion pension fund, has committed investment of $200 million (Rs 1,200 crore) in the $500-million realty fund of Shapoorji Pallonji Investment Advisors, part of the Shapoorji Pallonji group, promoted by billionaire Pallonji Mistry………………………………………..Full Article: Source

Posted on 22 July 2013 by VRS |  Email |Print

Last week I discussed the Norwegian Petroleum Fund — or the “Government Pension Fund — Global” as it is known formally — which saw its size grow steadily from the 1990s to its present value of about $740 billion (Dh2.7 trillion).
The performance of the Fund between its first equity investment in 1998 and 2007 yielded average annual returns of 4.3 per cent according to Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), a unit established by the Central Bank to manage the fund with a staff of more than 200 people. It as set up on a directive from the Ministry of Finance and approved by Storting, the Norwegian parliament………………………………………..Full Article: Source

Posted on 22 July 2013 by VRS |  Email |Print

Historically, the single-family rental business was in the realm of private and individual investors. Times have changed as institutional investors seek out opportunities to increase yield for themselves and clients. Firms like the Blackstone Group and Colony Capital allocated massive amounts of capital to the single-family property market.
In July 2012, up in Juneau, the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC) allocated US$ 600 million to pursue a single-family property investment strategy. At the time, the strategy was introduced by Jay Willoughby, the incoming chief investment officer. Under the special opportunity silo of the APFC’s asset allocation, the Alaskan sovereign fund partnered with American Homes 4 Rent………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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