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CIC Launched 2010 Annual Report

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The press release states, “On 26 July 2011, with the approval of its Board of Directors, China Investment Corporation (CIC) released Annual Report 2010 (hereafter referred to as “annual report”), the third annual report by CIC since its inception.

The annual report, consisted of Overview, Culture and Core Values, Corporate Governance, Investment Strategy and Management, Risk Management, Human Resources, Outreach Activities and 2010 Financials, provides comprehensive information on CIC’s operation and major progress in the year of 2010.

In 2010, CIC reduced its cash holdings as a proportion of total portfolio and further diversified its investment portfolios. The return on its global investment portfolio was 11.7% in 2010 and the cumulative annualized return was 6.4% since its inception.

Mr. Lou Jiwei, Chairman & CEO of CIC said in his message for the annual report that 2010 was a year of substantial growth and accomplishment for CIC. As CIC fully deployed the investible capital in its global portfolio, it continued to develop its organization and build its institutional capabilities. CIC earned a satisfactory return for its shareholder and continued to manage the risk profile of its invested portfolio effectively.”

Read more: China Investment Corporation Press Release

Andrew Claerhout Leaves OTPP

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Andrew J. Claerhout exited the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP). He was Senior Managing Director of Infrastructure and Natural Resources. His responsibilities included overseeing a swath of infrastructure acquisitions and asset management globally, along with investments in oil and gas, agriculture (avocados for example), timberlands and other resource sectors. Clearehout joined OTPP back in 2005.

Taking his spot in the interim is Dale Burgess, Managing Director, Latin America, at OTPP.

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PwC Sells US Public Sector Practice to Veritas Capital

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PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) inked a deal to sell its U.S. public sector business unit to Veritas Capital Fund Management, L.L.C., a private equity firm. Post-deal, the business unit will be renamed and run as a separate company. PwC’s public sector business services U.S. federal government clients such as the Department of Defense, Homeland Security, Veterans Affairs, Health and Human Services and the State Department. The business unit also services local and state U.S. governments.

For the moment, Veritas Capital seeks to keep the current management in place.

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PwC was advised by Morgan Stanley. Davis Polk & Wardwell advised PwC. Veritas Capital was advised by law firm Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP.

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HNA Sells 1.2% Stake in Hedged Investment in Deutsche Bank

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Chinese conglomerate HNA Group Co. sold off roughly a 1.2% stake in Deutsche Bank AG for around €300 million (US$ 374 million), reducing ownership down to 8.8%. HNA Group held the bank shareholding through Vienna-based asset manager C-Quadrat Investments AG, in which, HNA is a majority owner in. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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