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Abu Dhabi Investment Authority Appoints Bill Schwab as Global Head of Real Estate

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It states: “The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority said today that it has appointed Bill Schwab as Global Head of Real Estate, based in Abu Dhabi, with immediate effect.

Mr. Schwab, 56, will be responsible for leading a dedicated team of professionals in managing and implementing ADIA’s global investment strategy in the real estate sector. He joins from J.P. Morgan, where he was a Managing Director in the European Real Estate Finance division with responsibility for the origination and execution of real estate transactions. Prior to this, Mr. Schwab spent 5 years at Deutsche Bank as a Director in the Real Estate, Capital Structure & Underwriting department. He also previously served as Chief Lending Officer in the Real Estate division at Goldman Sachs and held a number of senior posts within the real estate and construction industries.

Commenting on the appointment, Majed Al Romaithi, Executive Director for Real Estate at ADIA, said: ‘Bill is a highly regarded professional with broad knowledge and experience across all aspects of the real estate business and we are delighted to welcome him to the ADIA team. He will play an important role in guiding ADIA’s investment strategy in this exciting and constantly evolving sector.’ Mr. Schwab said: ‘ADIA has an excellent reputation as an established and sophisticated real estate investor with a focus on sustainable, long term returns. I am very excited to be working with such a high caliber team and contributing to ADIA’s continued success in the real estate space.'”

read more: ADIA Press Release

SWFI First Read, September 21, 2018

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U.S. Public Becomes More Aware that Gmail Scans Emails

Alphabet is a major stock holding for sovereign wealth funds and large pensions. Search giant Google is under fire for allowing third-party partners and companies, like Return Path Inc and other advertisers, to share data from Gmail accounts. Many experts and tech observers already knew this, but more people in the public are becoming aware of Google’s practices when it comes to privacy. Google disclosed in a letter to U.S. lawmakers this finding. The Wall Street Journal reported that in some instances, app companies were able to read people’s emails in order to improve their algorithms. In 2017, Google said they would stop scanning all of one’s Gmail messages for the goal of personalized ads.

GPIF Infrastructure Exposure Almost Reached 200 Billion Yen in March 2018

Japan Government Pension Investment Fund’s (GPIF) exposure to infrastructure real estate was 196.8 billion JPY at the end of March 2018. At that period, 57% of the exposure was to the UK, 15% was to Australia, 15% to Sweden, 10% to Spain and 3% to Finland. 21% of GPIF’s infrastructure portfolio was linked to airports versus 27% to ports.

AIMCo-backed sPower Closes $498.7 Million Bond Deal

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Iceland Contemplates a Sovereign Wealth Fund

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The Government of Iceland is looking to possibly form a sovereign wealth fund to stabilize the country from unforeseen shocks to the national economy. The Iceland government released a statement saying, “The state’s contributions to the Fund will be equivalent to new revenues from publicly owned power production companies which are expected to accrue in the coming years.”

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CBRE Global Wins First GPIF Global Real Estate Mandate

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Japan Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) awarded its first global real estate mandate by hiring CBRE Global Investment Partners Limited. This is a global core real estate fund-of-funds separate account. Overseeing this mandate as a gatekeeper is Asset Management One Co., Ltd., which is a unit of Mizuho Financial Group. This RFP was launched in April 2017.

CBRE Global Investment Partners is the multi-manager arm of CBRE Global Investors.

In addition, on August 8, 2018, GPIF hired two custodians for short-term investments. These custodians are Trust & Custody Services Bank, Ltd and The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd.

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