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Federal Reserve Pursues Easy Money Includes Mortgage Purchases

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Financial repression is crushing savers and pensioners to benefit borrowers. Conservative investing public funds will be negatively affected disproportionately than sovereign funds who invest in more alternative and equity-like assets. Central bank intervention is coming. The Federal Reserve is propagating the message of easy money for the next few years. They plan to extend current rate policy into the middle of 2015.

The Federal Reserve is doubling down on expansionist monetary policy.

The Federal Reserve mentioned it will purchase US$ 40 billion worth of mortgages per month in a strategy to stimulate housing recovery. Beginning Friday, the Federal Reserve is expected to purchase US$ 23 billion worth of mortgages in remaining September. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

Ping An Good Doctor Lures Big Public Asset Owners

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Ping An Good Doctor, formerly known as Ping An HealthCare and Technology Company, is a Chinese online healthcare platform that is part of Ping An Insurance (Group) Company. This unit is planning to be offered in a Hong Kong initial public offering that could raise as much as 8.8 billion HKD in shares at 50.80 or 54.80 HKD per share.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Temasek and Schneider Electric Eye L&T Electrical Unit

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Singapore’s Temasek Holdings and France-based Schneider Electric are in talks to acquire Larsen & Tourbo’s electrical and automation business. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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CalPERS Allocates $1 Billion Internally to a Global ESG Strategy

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In February 2018, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) allocated US$ 1 billion to an internally-managed QSI Global ESG strategy. The internally-managed strategy was developed by New York-based QS Investors, LLC, a subsidiary of Legg Mason. CalPERS entered into a 5-year contract with QS Investors, with a possible spend of over US$ 1 million per annum.

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