Falling tourist numbers, a rise in e-commerce and a growing cohort of homeworkers haven't stopped SWFs and pension funds from pouring millions into office and retail real estate.
Sovereign wealth funds’ allocations to private equity and private debt have risen, but those to real estate have fallen, according to Preqin data.
Effective use of data can help asset owners improve returns, reduce costs and gain an edge when bidding for assets – even helping to undercut rivals, as one sovereign fund has shown.
State wealth funds look set to invest more at home thanks to the pandemic, but their increased allocations to healthcare and tech should prove beneficial, says a new report.
Larger asset owners' caution early this year helped shield them from market drops, says a new survey. Sovereign wealth funds were largely spared too, but this could change.
How Abu Dhabi’s flagship sovereign wealth fund is increasingly making direct private equity investments – with Asia a key focus – in what is a key trend among big asset owners.