Friday SWFI News Roundup, November 27, 2015

Japan Post to Form Private Equity Unit, Shimizu to Lead

The partially privatized Japan Post Bank plans on forming a new investment unit dedicated to private equity on December 1, 2015. Japan Post Bank manages almost ¥204 trillion (US$ 1.7 trillion), mostly in Japanese government bonds. Tokihiko Shimizu was recently hired by Japan Post Bank and will lead the new investment arm. Shimizu led efforts of major strategy shifts at Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF).

Mubadala Inks Watson Distribution Deal with IBM

Mubadala Development Company will use Cognit Technology Solutions LLC as the business entity to exclusively provide IBM’s computing system Watson to organizations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. IBM’s open, Watson platform enables organizations to analyze large volumes of unstructured and digitized information.

USS Expands Private Markets Team by 6 People

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