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Central Bank Roundup, December 26, 2015

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Bank of Korea to Decrease Rate-Decision Meetings in 2017

The Bank of Korea is decreasing the amount of rate-decision meetings from 12 to 8. The change will occur in 2017. The reason is that the central bank wants more time to monitor the impact of monetary policy. However, the board of the Bank of Korea will maintain meeting 24 times per annum. In addition, the Bank of Korea will release the name or names of any dissenters on monetary policy on the day of the board’s decision.

Voters Could Seek to End Fractional Reserve Banking in Switzerland

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CPPIB Tries Out CLO Equity Tranche Investing with Sound Point Capital

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Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) through its wholly-owned subsidiary, CPPIB Credit Investments Inc. (CPPIB Credit), is broadening its portfolio through new investments in equity tranches of collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) alongside experienced CLO asset managers. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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CalPERS Names Yu Ben Meng as Chief Investment Officer

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The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) announced that Yu Ben Meng has been selected as the pension fund’s new chief investment officer (CIO). [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Ontario Nonprofit Network Awards Mandate to OPTrust

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The Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN), a nonprofit network for the 58,000 nonprofits in Ontario, selected OPTrust to manage defined benefit assets. ONN selected OPTrust Select, the new defined benefit solution from OPTrust. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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