SWFI First Read, November 10, 2015

Kuwait Investment Authority to Commit US$ 500 Million to Russian Projects

The Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) has committed an additional US$ 500 million to investment projects in Russia in partnership with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF). The deal was inked in Sochi in front of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Kuwait Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. KIA committed capital to Russia through the RDIF back in 2012.

BlackRock Selects Ex-JP Morgan Family Office Professional

BlackRock hired Loomis Tighe, a former managing director at JP Morgan Chase & Co. Tighe will be based in San Francisco and report to Brian Feurtado, BlackRock’s head of U.S. and Canada family office, foundations and endowment. Tighe will manage a team that works with family offices, foundations and endowments in the Western United States and Canada.

Sovereign Funds Back Out of Rome Airport Operator Investment

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) and SAFE Investment Company have backed out of buying a stake in Rome airport operator Aeroporti di Roma.

San Joaquin County Employees’ Retirement Association Redeems PIMCO, Moves Money to Bridgewater Associates

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