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ADIA has no plan to cut Europe exposure

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According to Reuters, “The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) is not planning to cut its exposure to debt-ridden Europe, saying a stable regulatory, legal and tax framework make it an attractive place to invest.

“No, (we) maintain a stable view,” Jean-Paul Villain, strategy unit head at ADIA, told Reuters when asked whether the fund was looking to reduce its exposure in the face of Europe’s debt crisis. “These markets are efficient,” he said.

Sovereign funds, which together manage around $3 trillion of assets, are turning aggressive after cutting back their holdings in 2008 at the height of the credit crisis when they lost billions on banks such as UBS and Citigroup.  Speaking to Reuters on the sidelines of the Europlace Financial Forum in Paris, Villain said developed markets still offered attractions.

“The legal framework and tax framework is very stable. If you buy an infrastructure asset in the UK (for example), you have a clear … structure of regulation,” the former BNP Paribas executive said.

ADIA has assets of between $500 billion and $700 billion with investments ranging from Citigroup bonds to a stake in Britain’s Gatwick Airport.  State-owned ADIA invests funds generated by the United Arab Emirates, the world’s third-largest oil exporter, into overseas stocks and bonds as a means of diversifying away from the hydrocarbons sector.”

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Follow the Money – Episode 45

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This longer-than-normal episode covers a wide range of issues including such as sovereign wealth funds, bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, Indian real estate, ESG, investment exclusions, central banking and more.

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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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CalPERS Board Elects Priya Mathur as Board President

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The board of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) elected Priya Mathur as board president. The current president Rob Feckner was named vice president of the board. Feckner previously served as board president and vice president.

Priya Mathur is serving her fourth term on the CalPERS Board of Administration. Mathur is a principal financial analyst for Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART). Mathur represents public employees on the CalPERS Board, which she joined in 2002. She currently serves on four committees: Governance, Investment, Pension & Health Benefits, and Risk & Audit. She chairs the Pension & Health Benefits Committee and is vice chair of the Governance Committee.

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Oman SGRF Contemplates $1 Billion Infrastructure Fund

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Oman’s State General Reserve Fund (SGRF) is in discussions on forming a US$ 1 billion infrastructure fund. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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