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Early January Sovereign Wealth Fund and Public Pension Personnel Changes

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Donald Raymond, the senior vice president and chief investment strategist of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), will resign effective March 31. He had a long career at the CPPIB, being the first employee of CPPIB’s public market investment department. In addition, Raymond was the chief architect of CPPIB’s Total Portfolio Approach concept. Raymond will become the managing partner and chief investment officer for Alignvest Management, a Toronto-based hedge fund and private markets firm. The CPPIB is conducting an executive search for his replacement.

Korea Investment Corporation
Dong-ik Lee, the chief investment officer of the Korea Investment Corporation (KIC), has stepped down. Keehong Rhee will serve as the interim chief investment officer. Rhee is senior managing director and head of investment strategy at the KIC. Don Lee was ranked #20 on the 2013 Public Investor 100 rankings. Don Lee succeeded former chief investment officer Scott Kalb.

CalSTRS
Chris Ailman, chief investment officer of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), has been chosen to join the association board of the United Nations’ Principles of Responsible Investing (UNPRI). Ailman will serve a three-year term. Ailman was ranked #31 on the 2013 Public Investor 100 rankings.

HKMA and TRS Participates in Investment in Kakao Mobility

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Private equity firm TPG led a group of investors to acquire a minority ownership stake in Kakao Mobility Corporation, a South Korean taxi hailing service provider. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Meraas Holding Names Former KIO Executive as CEO

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Osama Al-Ayoub, the former CEO and President of the Kuwait Investment Office (KIO), was hired by property firm Meraas Holding to be its chief executive officer. KIO is a London-based unit of the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA). [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Mumtalakat Contemplates Investing in SoftBank Vision Fund

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Bahrain-based Mumtalakat Holdings is interested in joining a chorus of sovereign funds committing capital to Japan-based SoftBank Group’s Vision Fund. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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