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Abu Dhabi Investment Authority Makes Senior Hire in Real Estate

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The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority said today that it has appointed Tom Arnold as Head of Americas, Real Estate, with immediate effect. Mr. Arnold, 51, will be responsible for developing and implementing ADIA’s real estate investment strategy in the Americas region. He will be based in Abu Dhabi and report to Bill Schwab, Global Head of Real Estate.

With a career spanning more than 25 years, Mr. Arnold joins ADIA from Cerberus Capital Management, where he was a Managing Director since 2003 with responsibility for the origination and execution of real estate, lending, and private equity transactions. Prior to this, Mr. Arnold spent five years at ING as a Managing Director and senior real estate acquisitions officer, overseeing portfolio management and coordinating financing facilities. He also previously served as a senior acquisitions officer and strategic asset manager at Credit Suisse and Salomon Brothers (now Citigroup). He began his career in the early 1980s as a lawyer specialising in securities, tax, and real estate matters.

Commenting on the appointment, Bill Schwab, Global Head of Real Estate at ADIA, said: “Tom is a highly respected investment professional with wide-ranging experience and deep relationships across the industry. His arrival will further strengthen our team and play a crucial role in the development of ADIA’s strategy in the important Americas region.”

Mr. Arnold said: “ADIA is a unique organisation with a well-deserved reputation as a prudent and sophisticated investor and trusted partner. In real estate, ADIA has been particularly successful in nurturing partnerships with other leading investors that are mutually beneficial while remaining consistent with its strategic vision. I feel very fortunate to be part of such a world class institution.”

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Egyptian Parliament Passes Draft Law on Misr Fund

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Egypt’s state news agency revealed the country is forming a sovereign wealth fund with initial capital of 5 billion Egyptian pounds, with 1 billion Egyptian pounds of that amount being immediately transferred from the Egyptian public treasury. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Capital Constellation Backs Middle Market PE Platform

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Capital Constellation is the investment platform owned by the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC), RPMI Railpen, and Wafra Inc. on behalf of the Public Institution for Social Security of Kuwait (PIFSS). [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Canadian Pension Giants Could Support Trans Mountain Pipeline Deal

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The British Columbian (B.C.) government and indigenous groups publicly oppose the Trans Mountain Pipeline project over a number of issues, which include environmental concerns (potential pipeline spills) and land protections. The threat of project derailment sent jitters to Houston-based Kinder Morgan, Inc., requiring the company to halt non-essential spending on Trans Mountain Pipeline L.P. Calgary-based Kinder Morgan Canada Limited, which owns the pipeline, is a listed company that is 70% owned by Kinder Morgan and 30% owned by stock market investors (float). Kinder Morgan Canada hired TD Securities to explore options regarding the future of the pipeline.

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