Archive | November, 2008

France’s Caisse des Dépôts – Creation of the Strategic Investment Fund (SIF)

“Paris, 20 November 2008 – The President of the French Republic announced this morning in Montrichard the creation of a Strategic Investment Fund (SIF), which is intended to boost the equity and to stabilise the capital of French businesses. He has decided to entrust the management of this fund to Caisse des Dépôts. [ Content […]


Occidental Petroleum and Mubadala Sign EPSA to Develop Oman Gas Fields

Occidental Petroleum Corporation and Abu Dhabi-based Mubadala Development Company announced the signing of an Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement (“EPSA”) with the Ministry of Oil and Gas in the Sultanate of Oman. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


Barclays Shareholders Back $10.5 Billion Share Sale mainly to funds from Qatar and Abu Dhabi

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Standard Chartered Plc May Lose Right to Print Hong Kong Money

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Qatar, Kuwait funds eye Warsaw exchange stake

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GE in Discussions With Four Asian Sovereign Wealth Funds

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Citigroup Meets with ADIA

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) injected US$ 7.5 billion into Citigroup earlier this year. To placate the minds of institutional investors, Citigroup executives met with its major shareholders. In addition, Citigroup’s chairman, Winfried “Win” Bischoff met with Sheikh Ahmed Bin Zayed Al-Nahayan, the managing director of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.


CIC Resumes Talks to Buy Stake in Fortescue, Morning Post Says

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CFIUS Reform: Final Regulations Issued on November 14, 2008

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For some SWFs Real Estate is still a good investment: Qatar’s Sovereign Fund to Make More Real Estate Deals in 2009

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Hedge fund firm GLG Partners said on Monday that it had been approached by a number of sovereign wealth funds

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ADIC and UBS AG Plan New 1 Billion Infrastructure Fund

UBS Global Asset Management, the asset management arm of UBS AG, and the Abu Dhabi Investment Company (ADIC) are in a joint venture targeting Middle East opportunities. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


Dubai World eyes Russia investments despite crisis

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RBS Courts Sovereign Funds as Investors

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Mubadala-GE Fund Seeks to Expand Globally

The joint venture fund pushed out by Mubadala Development Company and General Electric plans to be up within the a year’s timeframe with a credit line of US$ 50 billion.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


China Investment Corporation recruiting in gloomy London, New York

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Temasek Holdings to Sell Indian Funds Management Unit

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Partial OK: Dubai World-MGM Mirage Investments Almost a Go

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Low Prices Bad for Iran Oil Fund

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