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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.'”

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Italian ANAS and RDIF Invest and Build the Fourth Section of Moscow’s Central Ring Road

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The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) inked a deal with ANAS S.p.A. (formerly known as Azienda Nazionale Autonoma delle Strade), the Italian state highway management company, to implement a concession agreement to build and operate the fourth section of the massive Moscow Central Ring Road. The transaction expects to be finalized in the first quarter of 2019. This is the final section of Central Ring Road, which is 96.5 kilometers long. According to the RDIF, “Under the terms of the concession agreement, the cost of construction is 85.4 billion rubles, of which the concessionaire will provide 49.7 billion rubles and private investors will provide 35.7 billion rubles.”

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Follow the Money – Episode 48

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This long-form podcast was recorded on December 11, 2018. Michael Maduell dissects the latest geopolitical trends that can impact institutional investors such as pensions, sovereign wealth funds, and endowments. Maduell lends his opinion on the lawsuit of Neiman Marcus and bumps in the road for augmented reality.

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CONTENTS
1:15 Huawei, Canada, Brexit, and Macron Headache
6:30 Sovereign Wealth Fund Asset Allocation
9:58 India Gets a New Central Bank Governor
13:26 Pensions Go Bust on U.S. Retailers
17:04 Augmented Reality and Sovereign Funds
22:00 Former CalPERS CIO Goes to Morgan Stanley Investment Management
24:30 Oman Investment Fund Goes on Defense in Public Markets
25:00 Japanese Scandals and Opportunities

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The views in this media are expressed by Michael Maduell and other participants and are not reflective of the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI).

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Danica Pensions Sells Danica Pension Sweden

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Danica Pension sold Danske Pension Försikringsaktiebolag (publ) (also known as Danica Pension Sweden) to a group of investors for around 2.6 billion SEK. Danica Pension is part of Danske Bank A/S. Of the total amount, 2.3 billion SEK is being paid in cash, while the rest is in the form of a debt instrument from Danica Pension.

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