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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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Allianz Joins UK Student Housing Platform

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Since 2010, a rush of foreign capital has been plowed into the U.K. student housing market. On June 22, 2018, Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC and Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) sold an interest in their joint venture called Chapter to Allianz. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Turkish President Erdogan Wins Re-Election

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won re-election, collecting 53% of the votes, while his closest rival Muharrem Ince generated a vote count of 31% – this is with 99% of the votes counted, according to Turkish state media Anadolu.

Erdogan gave a victory speech in Ankara, commenting, “The winner of this election is each and every individual among my 81 million citizens.”

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Will Sovereign Funds Capture Opportunity in Trump’s Space Force?

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U.S. President Donald Trump is keen on making a mark in the defense industry by launching a Space Force (joining – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard) – attempting to ensure American dominance in space. Morgan Stanley eyes a potential windfall, seeing a US$ 1 trillion economy brewing. Morgan Stanley released a note to clients commenting that a Space Force, “could address critical vulnerabilities in national security, raising investor awareness in the formation of what we see as the next trillion-dollar economy.”

Sovereign wealth funds and other asset owners are major financial backers of semiconductors, defense, and companies focused on satellites and rockets. According to SWFI data, since 2014, there has been an increase in direct sovereign wealth fund investment in the aerospace and defense industry. In 2017, sovereign funds directly invested US$ 4.76 billion in aerospace and defense.

On June 18th, President Trump said, “Very importantly, I’m here by directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a space force as the sixth branch of the armed forces. That’s a big statement.”

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From a sovereign wealth fund perspective, many wealth funds are active in investing strategically in the aerospace and defense arena. Mubadala Investment Company has been active in aerospace investments such as Piaggio Aerospace SpA, while SoftBank Group has tremendous exposure to artificial intelligence companies and semiconductors. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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