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CIC Aims to Partake in Ground-Breaking Alaskan Natural Gas Deal

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The State of Alaska oversees the Alaska Permanent Fund, which has historically benefited from oil, but in recent years the state has competed with lower oil output and lower-cost shale developments. Across the sea, the Chinese government is trying to pursue cleaner forms of energy such as natural gas over coal. If this holds true, China will have to import more natural gas.

China’s current energy composition is mostly coal and oil. Environmental concerns have prompted a government mandated move to natural gas and other clean sources of energy. In fact, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s address to the 19th Party Congress brought up “environment” at least 88 times.

Alaskan Governor Bill Walker has made significant strides into China in a bid to help breathe life into the state’s aging energy business. China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec) and the China Investment Corporation (CIC) have agreed to help develop Alaska’s gas sector. This deal was announced as part of U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s Asia tour, which stopped in Beijing. President Trump met with Chinese President Xi Jinping to discuss a host of issues including the trade imbalance between China and the United States.

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White House Nominates Heath Tarbert for CFTC Chairman

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The White House announced Heath P. Tarbert will be nominated to serve as Commissioner and Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Tarbert currently serves as Assistant Secretary for International Markets at the U.S. Treasury Department. Before joining the U.S. Treasury, Tarbert was a Partner at law firm Allen & Overy. Tarbert was confirmed by the U.S. Senate for his current Treasury post at 87 (yes) to 8 (no).

Upon Senate confirmation, Tarbert’s CFTC term would start on April 14, 2019 and last for five years. Tarbert is taking over from J. Christopher Giancarlo whose term ends in April 2019. Tarbert will need a U.S. Senate confirmation to take the head CFTC post.

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KIA Could Sell Stake in North Sea Energy Business

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The Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), through its unit Wren House Investment Management, is nearing a deal to sell a 40% stake in its North Sea energy business to JPMorgan Asset Management. In July 2018, KIA closed on a deal to acquire oil and gas pipeline firm North Sea Midstream Partners from ArcLight Capital.

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Pensioenfonds PGB Hires BMO Global for Equity Protection Strategy

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Pensioenfonds PGB is a Dutch multi-sector pension fund. PGB awarded a mandate to implement a protection strategy for its €12 billion equity portfolio to BMO Global Asset Management. PGB is a €26.5 billion fund. PGB has been using BMO Global’s responsible engagement overlay since 2017.

The Chief Investment Officer of PGB is Harold Clijsen.

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