Connect with us

CME Group and Oman Investment Fund Increase Investment in Dubai Mercantile Exchange

Published

on

The press release states, “CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, and Oman Investment Fund, a sovereign wealth fund of the Sultanate of Oman, today announced that they will increase their investments in the Dubai Mercantile Exchange to enable it to continue growing its business.

As part of the restructuring of the DME’s equity shareholding, a recapitalization arrangement will increase the stake in DME held by CME Group’s NYMEX division from 25 percent to 50 percent. Oman Investment Fund will increase its holding to 29 percent; a subsidiary of Dubai Holding will retain 9 percent; and 12 percent will be held on a non-voting basis by strategic investors, including Vitol, Shell, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and Concord Energy.

Bryan Durkin, CME Group Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director, Products and Services, said: “The deepening of our relationship with DME further serves our strategy of providing risk managers and investors with access to key benchmark products via our global distribution networks. By committing CME Group’s resources and know-how to DME’s increasingly well-received product set, participants in the Middle East and Asia will be able to access transparent pricing and risk management products as global energy markets focus ever further eastward.”

Hassan Al Nabhani, Chief Executive Officer of Oman Investment Fund, said: “DME’s development into a prominent venue for price discovery will prove to be of significant strategic and financial value for the oil markets. The exchange continues to attract customers from among the key participants in the global energy industry. Our long-standing partnership with CME Group, the world’s leading derivatives marketplace, is building the platform for the next phase in DME’s development.”

Ahmad Bin Byat, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Holding, said: “Our partners’ increased investment in the DME is a vote of confidence in the future growth of the exchange. Today’s announcement marks a new phase in the development of the DME and we look forward to building on the real progress which has been made to date.”

Ahmad Sharaf, Chairman of the DME, said: “We welcome the continued commitment of our partners. With liquidity in the flagship Oman crude oil futures contract steadily growing and physical delivery reaching new heights in 2011, this recapitalization positions the DME to enter the next phase of development for existing and future customers seeking to manage price risk for crude oil markets East of Suez.”

To build on the success of the partnership to date, the new arrangement puts a robust plan in place to grow the business and ensure that it continues to deliver value to its customers and investors. With the injection of new funds, the DME will retain its independence while benefiting from technology updates, product development support, technical services and CME Group’s skills and expertise in developing global markets.”

Read more: Press Release

Trump Goes Across the Political Aisle to Nominate Nellie Liang to Federal Reserve Board

Published

on

U.S. President Trump nominated Nellie Liang to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. She is a long-time staff member of the Federal Reserve, joining in 1986 as a research economist. Liang must still be confirmed by the U.S. Senate pending the job post. She is a graduate of University of Notre Dame in 1979 and received her doctorate from the University of Maryland in 1986.

Ms. Liang is a registered Democrat.

Continue Reading

Ivanhoé Cambridge to Acquire Callahan Capital Properties

Published

on

Ivanhoé Cambridge, a unit of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), signed a deal to acquire Callahan Capital Properties (CCP). Eastdil Secured advised on the transaction. CCP is Ivanhoé Cambridge’s investment partner of six years.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

Continue Reading

Manager of China’s Foreign Reserves Could be CalPERS Next CIO

Published

on

Numerous financial media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), are reporting that Ben Meng is in key position to become Chief Investment Officer of CalPERS. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

Continue Reading

Popular

© 2008-2018 Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute. All Rights Reserved. Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute ® and SWFI® are registered trademarks of the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute. Other third-party content, logos and trademarks are owned by their perspective entities and used for informational purposes only. No affiliation or endorsement, express or implied, is provided by their use. All material subject to strictly enforced copyright laws. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our terms of use agreement which includes our privacy policy. Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI) is a global organization designed to study sovereign wealth funds, pensions, endowments, superannuation funds, family offices, central banks and other long-term institutional investors in the areas of investing, asset allocation, risk, governance, economics, policy, trade and other relevant issues. SWFI facilitates sovereign fund, pension, endowment, superannuation fund and central bank events around the world. SWFI is a minority-owned organization.