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CIC Picks New Chief for Hedge Investments

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According to Wall Street Journal, “China’s sovereign-wealth fund has brought in a China-born portfolio manager with U.S. experience to run its hedge-fund investments, according ++to people familiar with the situation, marking its highest-profile hire so far.

Bill Lu, formerly a portfolio manager at U.S. hedge fund Tudor Investment Corp., has become a managing director at China Investment Corp. with responsibility for investments in hedge funds and hedge-fund-like investments in public-market securities, according to these people.

Mr. Lu, the third official to oversee CIC’s hedge-fund program since 2007, takes over the hedge-fund portfolio from Felix Chee, a Singapore native and former chief executive of the University of Toronto’s endowment fund. Mr. Chee is continuing to work at CIC as a special adviser to CIC’s chief investment officer, Gao Xiqing, according to a person familiar with the situation. It is unclear what prompted the change in Mr. Chee’s responsibilities. CIC’s recruitment efforts have so far focused mostly on taking staff from other Chinese government agencies to fill senior roles, hiring junior staff from investment banks to fill junior spots, and borrowing staff to fill in other gaps. Because it is state-owned, CIC isn’t able to offer salaries or bonus structures comparable to international financial firms.”

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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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