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Follow the Money – Episode 14

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In this episode, I rekindle my interview with Don Steinbrugge, Managing Partner of Agecroft Partners LLC. I ask Don about his thoughts on Brexit and the long-term impact to asset owners and the hedge fund community. We also dive into where some hedge funds may enter or exit certain markets in Europe when it comes to raising capital.

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CONTENTS
4:07 – Brexit Will be a Long Event
6:34 – Analyzing Hedge Fund Strategies in this Environment
8:56 – Activist Funds (Shrinkage)
13:22 – Hedge Fund Allocators of Continental Europe

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

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Donald A. Steinbrugge, CFA, is founder and managing partner at Agecroft Partners, a global hedge fund consulting and marketing firm. Previously, he served as the head of sales for one of the largest hedge fund organizations and for one of the largest institutional investment management firms. Mr. Steinbrugge was a founding principal of Andor Capital Management, where he served as head of sales, marketing, and client service and was a member of the firm’s operating committee. He also was a managing director and head of institutional sales at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers and head of institutional sales for NationsBank. Mr. Steinbrugge frequently writes white papers on the hedge fund industry, has spoken at more than 100 hedge fund conferences, and has frequently been quoted in the media and featured on business television. He is a member of numerous boards and committees, including the investment committee for the City of Richmond Retirement System and the board of directors of the Hedge Fund Association and the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.

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Saudi Arabia Sends Second Installment of Aid to Pakistan

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On December 14, 2018, Pakistan received its second installment of the US$ 3 billion in aid promised from Saudi Arabia on October 23, 2018. The US$ 1 billion given on December 14th boosted the foreign reserves of the State Bank of Pakistan, which went from US$ 7.2 billion to US$ 8.2 billion. The first installment was given on November 23, 2018. The last installment is expected to occur in January 2019.

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White House Nominates Heath Tarbert for CFTC Chairman

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The White House announced Heath P. Tarbert will be nominated to serve as Commissioner and Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Tarbert currently serves as Assistant Secretary for International Markets at the U.S. Treasury Department. Before joining the U.S. Treasury, Tarbert was a Partner at law firm Allen & Overy. Tarbert was confirmed by the U.S. Senate for his current Treasury post at 87 (yes) to 8 (no).

Upon Senate confirmation, Tarbert’s CFTC term would start on April 14, 2019 and last for five years. Tarbert is taking over from J. Christopher Giancarlo whose term ends in April 2019. Tarbert will need a U.S. Senate confirmation to take the head CFTC post.

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KIA Could Sell Stake in North Sea Energy Business

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The Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), through its unit Wren House Investment Management, is nearing a deal to sell a 40% stake in its North Sea energy business to JPMorgan Asset Management. In July 2018, KIA closed on a deal to acquire oil and gas pipeline firm North Sea Midstream Partners from ArcLight Capital.

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