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ALM Pioneer Guus Boender Passes

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Guus Boender was a co-founder of Ortec and became CEO of Ortec Finance in 1981. Boender has passed away on Monday morning after a battle with cancer.

Boender was well internationally-recognized for his work and dedication in the asset-liability management (ALM) space. Ortec worked on a number of asset liability management strategies with organizations like, the Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System (OMERS), and PUBLICA, Switzerland’s largest pension provider and CERN Pension Fund. He served as a professor of asset liability management (ALM) at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam.

Ortec Finance chief executive Ton van Welie said in a statement posted yesterday on the company’s website: “Guus has kept on working as much as possible and we even saw him return to his beloved Ortec Finance for a few hours per week at the start of this summer. Despite his illness, he acted as we all expected, full of enthusiastic plans and ideas. In August these plans were brutally halted as the disease took a turn for the worse, with further treatment being ineffective.”

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SWFI First Read, June 21, 2018

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PSP Investments Nears Deal on Azelis

PSP Investments and EQT Partners (through fund EQT VIII) are in exclusive talks to acquire Belgium-based Azelis S.A. from funds managed by Apax Partners. Formed in 2001, Azelis is a specialty chemicals and food ingredients distributor. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals.

Oxford Properties Wins Rights on Barangaroo Office Development

Melbourne-based Grocon Pty Ltd selected Oxford Properties, the real estate unit of OMERS, as a preferred partner for it’s a A$ 2 billion, 5.2-hectare Barangaroo Central project development. This is an office tower development. Oxford Properties essentially won the rights toward the project (rumored at a price of A$ 100 million), freeing the developer from a high-cost finance deal with Maxcap, a lender.

Investment Management Corporation of Ontario Selects Jean Michel as CIO

The Investment Management Corporation of Ontario named Jean Michel as chief investment officer. This role is effective July 3, 2018. Michel was executive vice president, advisory services to depositors and strategic analysis, at Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec (CDPQ).

Wil Warren Named President of Lexington Partners

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Large Public Asset Owners Commit to Goodman Brazil Logistics Partnership

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Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) unveiled plans to commit 500 million BRL (C$ 175 million) in equity for a 20% interest in the newly established Goodman Brazil Logistics Partnership to invest in prime logistics and industrial assets in the key gateway cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Mubadala Supports Two European Aquaculture Transactions

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Mubadala Investment Company is keen on growing exposure to agribusinesses whether in farming or aquaculture. With money from Mubadala and AMERRA Capital Management LLC, Andromeda Group acquired Nireus SA (at 74.34% stake) and Selonda SA at (79.62% stake), two European aquaculture companies that focus on sea bream and sea bass. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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