Friday SWFI News Roundup, June 12, 2015

NBIM Plans to Open Tokyo Office

Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), the manager of Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, plans to open an office in Tokyo. This is in anticipation of the wealth fund participating in real estate deals in Asia. Currently, NBIM is recruiting and building a team for the proposed Tokyo office. This would NBIM’s third office in Asia. The other Asian offices are in Shanghai and Singapore.

Michael Ho to be CIO of Alternatives at SSgA

Michael Ho has been promoted to chief investment officer of alternatives at State Street Global Advisors (SSgA). In this new position, Ho will oversee a team that will manage hedge fund strategies. As of March 31, 2015, SSgA managed US$ 140 billion in alternative assets. Ho was chief investment officer of active emerging markets equities and global macro at the company.

Goldman Sachs Asset Management Wins $1.25 Billion Worth of Mandates from CalPERS

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