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Follow the Money – Episode 10

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This is the first episode of Global Connections, part of SWFI’s Follow the Money. Rachel and I chat about a number of current events that may impact institutional investors and their environment. We cover the U.S. Presidential election, touch on Brexit and jump to Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) investment into Uber. We touch on venture capital. We then dive into institutional real estate and talk about how wealth funds are competing with U.S. pensions on core properties.

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CONTENTS
1:40 – U.S. Presidential Election and Brexit
6:30 – Sovereign Wealth Fund Deal with Uber, Touching on Venture Capital
14:00 – Sovereign Wealth Funds and Real Estate

Follow the Money Show is available on asset.tv on the Asset Owner Channel.

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Ascendas-Singbridge Acquires Three Hotels in Osaka

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Singapore’s Ascendas-Singbridge has acquired three hotels in Osaka for 10.29 billion JPY to tap tourism growth in Japan’s third-largest city.

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BlackRock Contemplates Stake in Eurizon

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Asset management giant BlackRock is contemplating purchasing a 30% ownership stake in Intesa SanPaolo’s asset management unit called Eurizon Capital SGR S.p.A. BlackRock is keen on growing its technology business and increase market adoption of its Aladdin platform.

Intesa has been working with UBS to seek out strategic options for Eurizon. Intesa is keen on maintaining control over Eurizon.

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SWFI First Read, June 22, 2018

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JPMorgan Fund Buys 40% of Oxford Properties’ French Portfolio

A fund advised by JP Morgan Asset Management committed €400 million in Oxford Properties’ French portfolio. Essentially, Oxford Properties sold a 49.9% non-managing interest in 32 Rue Blanche, 92 Avenue de France and Paris Bastille. Oxford Properties made its maiden investment in Paris in 2014 when it acquired 32 Rue Blanche.

Oxford Properties is the real estate unit of OMERS.

Temasek Explores Further Cash Commitments to FirstCry

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