SWFI First Read, May 8, 2017

Harvard Management Company Seeks to Sell Major Private Market Interests, Over US$ 2.5 Billion

Harvard Management Company (HMC) is seeking to sell an excess of US$ 2.5 billion worth of fund interests in private equity, real estate and venture capital. US$1 billion is in private equity and venture capital interests with the rest in real estate fund interests. Cogent Partners is managing the sales process.

Badr Al-Olama to Lead Mubadala’s Aerospace Business

Badr Al-Olama has been promoted to lead Mubadala’s aerospace business. Under Al-Olama, Strata formed new partnerships with firms such as Boeing and Airbus. Taking his spot as CEO of Strata is Ismail Abdulla.

Fidelity International Hires Sonja Laud

Fidelity International hired Sonja Laud as its new head of equity. This is a new role. She will report to Paras Anand, Chief Investment Officer of Equities, Europe at Fidelity International.
Previously, Laud worked at Baring Asset Management overseeing multi-asset portfolios.

HESTA Gets a New CIO

HESTA named Sonya Sawtell-Rickson as its new chief investment officer. Previously, she worked at the QIC as an investment director in the organization’s global multi-asset team.

TPG and OTPP Make Bold Bid for Fairfaix Media, May Fall Short

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