Changi Airports International Invests in the Russian Far East

Russia is keen on expanding its influence in its Far East region, while opening up trade with other parts of Asia. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


Lou Jiwei Becomes Chairman of NSSF

Lou Jiwei is not done serving his country. The former Finance Minister of China was named the fifth Chairman of the National Council for Social Security Fund (NSSF). Lou Jiwei replaces Xie Xuren, who was the Chair of NSSF since 2013. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to […]


Wolfe Asset Management Acquires 5 Wilton Road Office Property

Sweden’s AP1 and AP2 has a €4 billion venture called Cityhold Office Partnership that is managed by TH Real Estate. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


AIMCo Backs Savanna Energy Services

The Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo), which manages a number of funds including Alberta’s Heritage Fund, signed a letter of commitment and a subscription agreement to enter into a strategic financing relationship with Calgary-based Savanna Energy Services Corporation. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


SWFI First Read, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving from SWFI Sue Brake Heads Over to Willis Towers Watson Sue Brake, a senior investment strategist at the New Zealand Superannuation Fund, has exited the wealth fund to join Willis Towers Watson as a senior investment consultant. APG Group Appoints Dick van Well to the Supervisory Board APG Group, which oversees APG Asset […]


Asian Sovereign Wealth Takes a Deeper Look into Vietnamese Properties

A number of sovereign funds and large pensions feel slightly underexposed to Asian properties. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


Saudi PIF Could Acquire PPA’s Stake in the King Abdullah Financial District

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) could be acquiring a major financial hub in Saudi Arabia for 30 billion SAR (US$ 8 billion), an amount less than what the seller has paid into it. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


SWFI First Read, November 23, 2016

Fidelity Investments Names Abigail Johnson as Chairwoman Abigail Johnson was named Chairwoman of Fidelity Investments. She was named CEO of Fidelity Investments in October 2014. She is replacing her father, Edward “Ned” Johnson, as chairman of the company. Serious Fraud Office Plans to Make Decision in March Regarding Barclays Capital Raise [ Content protected for […]


Temasek Holdings Exits Position in CITIC Resources

Singapore’s Temasek Holdings exited its position in CITIC Resources Holdings Limited, selling its entire 10% ownership stake, about 786.6 million in shares. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


Øyvind Schanke Leaves NBIM to Become Skagen CEO

After a long career at Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), the manager of Norway’s sovereign fund, Øyvind Schanke is leaving to become Chief Executive at Skagen, effective February 1, 2017. He served as Chief Investment Officer for Asset Strategies at NBIM. Schanke spent around 15 years at NBIM. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund […]


Brookfield Asset Management and CIC Partner on IFC Seoul Building Deal

In July 2016, SWFI reported that Brookfield Asset Management was in the midst of a deal to purchase the International Financial Centre Seoul (IFC Seoul) complex in Yeouido, western Seoul. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


GIC Makes Senior Changes After Lim Siong Guan’s Exit

Singapore’s GIC Private Limited is shifting around its top level investment organization structure as Group President Lim Siong Guan is retiring. Taking over this spot is Lim Chow Kiat, effective January 1, 2017. Lim Siong Guan will be named to the GIC Group Executive Committee. Lim Siong Guan was ranked #11 on the Public Investor […]


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UTIMCO Invests in Argentinean Agribusiness

The University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO), along with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank, and FMO, the Dutch development bank, invested in an Argentinean agribusiness company called Buenos Aires-based Grupo Los Grobo. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


SWFI First Read, November 21, 2016

Fullerton Fund Management Names Patrick Yee as CIO Fullerton Fund Management, a fund management subsidiary of Temasek Holdings, named Patrick Yee as chief investment officer. He will also retain the responsibilities of Head of Fixed Income at Fullerton Fund Management. In 2005, Yeo joined Fullerton Fund Management. Fondo de Ahorro de Panama Selects New Chairman […]


Chinese Sovereign Wealth Indirectly Invests in Mexican Mobile Network Project

Mexico is striving to expand broadband internet access across the country. Mexico’s Secretary of Communications and Transportation awarded an investor group called Altán a mandate to construct and manage a wholesale mobile network. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


Friday SWFI News Roundup, November 18, 2016

Anbang Insurance Group Bids for 777 Bay Street China-based Anbang Insurance Group Co. is nearing a deal to acquire an office and retail tower at 777 Bay Street in downtown Toronto. The sellers of the 30-storey building are Montréal-based Canderel and OPTrust, each holding a 50% ownership interest in 777 Bay Street. The sales price […]


World Bank and Ithmar Capital Establish Green Growth Infrastructure Facility for Africa

The World Bank Group and Ithmar Capital, a Moroccan public fund, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) relating to the establishment of a Green Growth Infrastructure Facility for Africa (GGIF Africa). [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


Follow the Money – Episode 24

Rachel and I return to the “Follow the Money Show” after a short pause. We briefly touch upon the U.S. election results and discuss how the outcome has impacted markets so far. We also chat about infrastructure deals. Rachel shifts to chatting about Latin America and the economic bifurcation of Brazil and Argentina. We also […]


CIC and CDC International to Bolster Overseas Investments

Chinese institutional investors continue to forge relationships with European state investors. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


ADIA Buys Slough Shopping Centre

Gulf sovereign investors remain opportunistic when finding property investments across the United Kingdom. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


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