Maduell on CNBC: Sovereign Wealth Funds on the Lookout for Tech

This is an interview with Michael Maduell on Squawk Box via CNBC Asia. To play the VIDEO, go to CNBC Here CNBC interview: “Sovereign wealth funds are investing in tech start-ups to import cutting-edge technology back home, says Michael Maduell, Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute.” Date: June 27, 2017 (HK Time)

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In 5-4 Decision, Supreme Court Rejects CalPERS Class Action Argument

A groundbreaking court decision may prompt investors such as endowments, pensions, and sovereign funds, to pay closer attention to future securities class-action cases in order to not miss out on financial recoveries. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Clock Ticks on Possible GLP Buyout Deal

Singapore-based Global Logistics Properties Ltd. (GLP), the US$ 9.6 billion listed warehouse developer, had started a bidding process at the start of 2017 being initiated by its largest shareholder. As of June 2017, Singapore’s GIC Private Limited remains the largest shareholder in GLP with a beneficial interest of 36.93%, commanding 1,730,706,817 company shares. GIC holds […]

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Credit Suisse Emerging Market ILC Equity Team to Join River and Mercantile

Credit Suisse Asset Management, the asset management arm of Credit Suisse, announced a cooperation agreement with River and Mercantile Group PLC. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Bumi Resources Gets Approval on Rights Issue

PT Bumi Resources Tbk. is the biggest thermal coal miner in Indonesia and one that is mired in a massive pile of debt. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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NBIM Advocated Excluding Non-Voting Share Companies from Major Indices [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Sovereign Wealth Money Finds its Way into AIB Float

On June 23, 2017, the Irish government raised €3.36 billion by selling roughly 25% of Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. (AIB) shares. At May 2017, AIB is the largest retail and commercial bank in Ireland with 2.3 million retail and SME customers. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to […]

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