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China Investment Corporation: International Advisory Board Is Set Up

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China Investment Corp. has set up its international advisory board, which will have its first meeting soon, Jesse Wang, executive vice president of China’s $200 billion sovereign wealth fund, said Saturday. Wang, who was speaking on the sidelines of the Global Think Tank Summit in Beijing, didn’t elaborate.

Set up in 2007 and capitalized by Beijing, CIC is one of the world’s largest and most widely followed sovereign wealth funds. The board will help advise the young fund on its investment strategy. CIC officials have acknowledged in the past they lack experience in investing, and the fund continues to beef up its operations by hiring more talent and setting up new departments as it expands its investments.

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QIA Becomes the Largest Shareholder in Colonial

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The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) became the biggest shareholder of Inmobiliaria Colonial, SOCIMI, S.A. (Colonial), a Spanish listed real estate company. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Mumtalakat Discloses Investment in Khairat Bahrain

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Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company disclosed an investment in Sudan called Khairat Bahrain. This is an agricultural investment in Sudan. The food and agriculture sector is key investment sector for many Gulf-based state investors. Khairat Bahrain is located in the world’s richest expanse of groundwater (the Nubian Sandstone Basin) occupying an area of approximately 100,000 feddans (400 square kilometers). The Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System is the world’s largest known fossil water aquifer system.

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Temasek Acquires Cybersecurity Firm Sygnia

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Singapore’s Temasek Holdings agreed to acquire Sygnia, Inc., an Israeli cybersecurity technology and services provider. Unverified estimates of the deal amount are around US$ 250 million. Sygnia runs out of Tel Aviv, but has an office in New York. Sygnia assists companies respond to cyber threats.

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