Friday SWFI News Roundup, March 13, 2015

Azerbaijan Sovereign Wealth Fund Looks to Open London Office

The State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ) plans to open an overseas office in London. This is a sign for more allocation to overseas markets.

GSO Capital Begins to Market Debut Energy Credit Fund

GSO Capital Partners, the credit unit of the Blackstone Group, is attempting to raise US$ 2.5 billion to US$ 3 billion for its debut energy credit fund. GSO Capital expects its first close at the end of April.

QSE Contemplates IPO

The Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) is contemplating selling shares in an initial public offering (IPO). The QSE had discussions with its sole owner, Qatar Holding LLC, a sovereign wealth enterprise of the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA).

Louisiana State Employees’ Retirement System Commits to Coller International Partners VII

Louisiana State Employees’ Retirement System (LASERS) plunked down US$ 75 million toward Coller International Partners VII, a secondaries fund being managed by London-based Coller Capital. In June 2012, the pension fund committed US$ 100 million to Coller International Partners VI.

OMERS Keen on Hydro One Investment

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