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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.

QIA Becomes the Largest Shareholder in Colonial

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The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) became the biggest shareholder of Inmobiliaria Colonial, SOCIMI, S.A. (Colonial), a Spanish listed real estate company. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Mumtalakat Discloses Investment in Khairat Bahrain

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Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company disclosed an investment in Sudan called Khairat Bahrain. This is an agricultural investment in Sudan. The food and agriculture sector is key investment sector for many Gulf-based state investors. Khairat Bahrain is located in the world’s richest expanse of groundwater (the Nubian Sandstone Basin) occupying an area of approximately 100,000 feddans (400 square kilometers). The Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System is the world’s largest known fossil water aquifer system.

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Temasek Acquires Cybersecurity Firm Sygnia

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Singapore’s Temasek Holdings agreed to acquire Sygnia, Inc., an Israeli cybersecurity technology and services provider. Unverified estimates of the deal amount are around US$ 250 million. Sygnia runs out of Tel Aviv, but has an office in New York. Sygnia assists companies respond to cyber threats.

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