Here now, the news:
- New SWFs: Kenya has plans to set up a new SWF (even before oil cash begins to flow).
- Fracking incredible: North Dakotas Legacy Fund is approaching $2 billion.
- Governance: Angola's SWF now has an audit board! Hooray! Huh. Wait. It reports to the chairman? President's son? Oh. Never mind.
- Concentration: Singapore's GIC is buying a single property for $1.3 billion? Big bet!
- AuM: Remember that 'diaspora wealth fund' Rwanda launched in 2012? It raised $30M from Rwandans around the world. And now it's being spent.
- Top Models: Shanghai looks to Singapore's Temasek as a model to reform Shanghai-base state-owned enterprises.
- Infrastructure I: Saudi Arabias Public Investment Fund invests in Casablanca port.
- Infrastructure II: Four Colombian pension funds plan to invest $12B or so in domestic infrastructure.
- Strategery: Norway shows that when politicians are in charge of asset allocation, you get a unique mix of short-term logic mixed with long-term bureaucracy...
- Libya: The Libyan Investment Authority begins to come out of the shadows; presents its plans for the future.
- LP to GP: And the latest LP to convert itself into a GP is... Temasek.
- The Fee Machine:Rolls on.
- Real Estate: The State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ) is buying up some prime real estate in South Korea.
- Office Space: Singapore's SWF has launched its 10th (!) regional office. This one is in Brazil.
Have a great weekend!