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ADIA Ready to Purchase 42-Hotel Portfolio from RBS

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In June 2011, the Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc (RBS) took control of 42 Marriott-branded hotels in England, Scotland, and Wales. They assumed control of the £1 billion property portfolio following loan defaults. At the time, RBS owned £700 million of debt which was used to finance the purchase in a syndicated loan structure. The additional loan was originally owned by Lehman Brothers and was acquired by York Capital, a hedge fund entity.

It looks like RBS has found a buyer after entertaining several bids, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) which is planning to buy the 42 Marriott-branded hotels for £640 million. The hotel portfolio includes the Marriott Country Hall on London’s South Bank, St Pierre Hotel, Dalmahoy Hotel, and the Heathrow Marriott.

Khazanah Launches Sukuk Exchangeable into Citic Shares

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Malaysia’s Khazanah Nasional pushed out an exchangeable sukuk to raise US$ 309.4 million to US$ 320.8 million. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Central Huijin Unit Eyes J&J Diabetes Business

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Sovereign wealth funds have increased their appetite for healthcare-related investments, according to a recent report issued by SWFI research. Johnson & Johnson (J&J), for a while, have been contemplating on possibly selling its diabetes care businesses. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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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.

EPISODE 45

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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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