SWFI First Read, May 26, 2016

Blackstone Ponders Logicor Sale

The Blackstone Group is in talks on whether to sell its European logistics business called Logicor. The platform is valued around €11 billion, including debt. At the moment, asset owners are clamoring for high-quality logistical assets.

Cybersecurity: OMERS Forms Tech Committee

The Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System (OMERS) has formed a Technology Committee to assist its board of directors in meeting its fiduciary and related obligations by providing oversight over: the OMERS information technology (IT) plan and significant technology initiatives, including the LEAP Program and cyber security; (the business continuity program; and related risks. The committee will be comprised of a minimum of three directors. These members will serve 1-year terms and be recommended by the OMERS board.

Franklin Templeton Affected by Gulf Redemptions

According to a 2nd quarter 2016 earnings call, over US$ 1.8 billion worth of assets under management were lost from two global equities mandates managed by Franklin Templeton. One was from a Gulf-based sovereign wealth fund and the other was from an Australian investor.

Fondo de Ahorro de Panamá Welcomes New Board Members

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