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As Blackstone Grows, Real Risk Expands

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From humble beginnings in the 1980s, The Blackstone Group has gradually transformed itself into an alternatives powerhouse. Unlike other listed private equity companies, Blackstone has expanded significantly after its initial public offering (IPO). Blackstone is not only well known for being a major private equity player, but also an influential real estate buyer. Recent transactions include buying BioMed Realty Trust, purchasing Japan Residential Investment Company and acquiring a US$ 3 billion portfolio of real estate fund interests from CalPERS. With its main office off Park Avenue, Blackstone is one of the largest residential landlords in Manhattan; one of the biggest landlords in the United States. When Blackstone’s CEO Stephen Schwarzman took the firm public it had around US$ 17.7 billion in real estate, today that amount is almost US$ 100 billion. Depending on one’s calculation methodology, Blackstone could be the largest owner of real estate in the world.

Blackstone’s Main Lines – Billions USD

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Marina One and DUO Officially Open

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Khazanah Nasional Berhad and Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited announced the official opening of two major building projects, Marina One and DUO. Together the properties have a gross development value of 11 billion SGD. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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SWFI First Read, January 16, 2018

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BP Plans to Take $1.7 Billion Charge to End Legal Claims on Deepwater Horizon

BP Plc is planning to take a US$ 1.7 billion charge to end legal claims regarding the disastrous 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Ethereum Co-Founder Leaves Fenbushi Capital

Vitalik Buterin, a co-founder of Ethereum, which is a cryptocurrency, exited China-based Fenbushi Capital. Fenbushi Capital was formed in 2015. Buterin is retaining his role as an advisor of Fenbushi Capital. Buterin dropped out of the University of Waterloo in 2014 when he got a Thiel Fellowship. This permitted him to work on Ethereum full time.

Kingdom Holding Sells Four Seasons Beirut Hotel Stake

Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Holding sold its position in the Four Seasons Hotel in Beirut for roughly US$ 100 million. Blominvest, a unit of Blom Bank, advised on the transaction. The Four Seasons will continue to manage the property.

Mercer Signs Deal to Buy BFC

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Deutsche Bundesbank to Slowly Add Renminbi into Foreign Reserve Mix

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Deutsche Bundesbank’s executive board made a decision to invest in Chinese renminbi in the summer of 2017 as part of its foreign currency reserves. The German central bank on January 15, 2018, confirmed it will start investing in Chinese renminbi and also consider investing in additional foreign currencies. The move mimics the European Central Bank (ECB), which already considers the Chinese renminbi as a reserve currency. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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