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Friday SWFI News Roundup, June 20, 2014

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bcIMC Posts 14.7% Return

The British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (bcIMC) posted a 14.7% return for its investments ending the fiscal year on March 31. Assets were boosted to US$ 105.3 billion. “Overweighting global equities and underweighting fixed income were the main drivers of the double-digit returns,” said Doug Pearce, CEO and chief investment officer, in a press release.

AMEX Deal Clears in India

Juweel Investors, a holding entity set up by Qatar Holding and other investors, has received approval from an Indian regulator to move forward with the American Express (AMEX) deal. The regulator CCI commented that the AMEX deal would unlikely have an adverse impact on competition in India. Furthermore, CCI noted that Qatar Holding did not have any interest or investment in any Indian company that engaged in global business travel services.

Wealth Funds Invest in Ceramics Company

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Follow the Money – Episode 45

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This longer-than-normal episode covers a wide range of issues including such as sovereign wealth funds, bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, Indian real estate, ESG, investment exclusions, central banking and more.

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The views in this media are expressed by Michael Maduell and other participants and are not reflective of the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI).

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CalPERS Board Elects Priya Mathur as Board President

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The board of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) elected Priya Mathur as board president. The current president Rob Feckner was named vice president of the board. Feckner previously served as board president and vice president.

Priya Mathur is serving her fourth term on the CalPERS Board of Administration. Mathur is a principal financial analyst for Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART). Mathur represents public employees on the CalPERS Board, which she joined in 2002. She currently serves on four committees: Governance, Investment, Pension & Health Benefits, and Risk & Audit. She chairs the Pension & Health Benefits Committee and is vice chair of the Governance Committee.

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Oman SGRF Contemplates $1 Billion Infrastructure Fund

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Oman’s State General Reserve Fund (SGRF) is in discussions on forming a US$ 1 billion infrastructure fund. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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