The $80 billion fund is targeting US and European infrastructure and property with a focus on debt holdings and mid-cap managers, in line with its increasingly global investment strategy.
Investors believe the nation's multilateral cooperation objectives with Europe and Asia are mostly based on efforts to expand Beijing's political reach versus that of the US.
Private assets continue to attract capital as investors seek better returns. While private markets can continue to deliver, they will increasingly rely on hard-to-access areas and specialist skills, says Georg Wunderlin, global head of private assets at Schroders.
The big Canadian pension fund sees promise in the increasingly favoured region, while its even larger peer CPPIB has just agreed a new logistics tie-up in Indonesia.
The Canadian pension fund and other investment experts believe that infrastructure investments with sustainability themes will see far greater asset inflows this year.
Delhi's efforts to lure sovereign capital are paying off despite the Covid crisis, while Singapore funds GIC and Temasek lead investment into China, finds Global SWF’s first annual report.