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Friday SWFI News Roundup, March 6, 2015

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Future Fund Invests in Couture Website Moda Operandi

Australia’s Future Fund was a late-stage institutional investor in New York City-based Moda Operandi in 2014. Moda Operandi raised a round of Series E financing for US$ 60 million. Other investors besides the Future Fund includes Fidelity Investments. New Enterprise Associates (NEA) is an investor in Moda Operandi and the Future Fund has allocation to the venture capital firm. The Future Fund has allocated capital to around 10 venture capital firms globally.

Khazanah Nasional Looks to Target Southeast Asian Healthcare Companies

Khazanah Nasional is planning to invest in more Southeast Asian life and health insurance companies through its sovereign wealth enterprise (SWE) called Avicennia Capital Sdn Bhd. There is a secondary preference toward general insurance companies. Key potential markets include Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia.

GIC Increases Stake in Merlin Entertainments PLC

Singapore’s GIC Private Limited has accrued a 5.185% stake in UK-based Merlin Entertainments PLC. Merlin Entertainments operates Madame Tussauds waxworks and LEGOLAND. GIC raised its position from 27.6 million shares to 52.6 million shares. In early March, LEGO unveiled the Star Wars Death Star model display at LEGOLAND.

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CalPERS Commits $5 Billion Toward US Enhanced Equity Strategy

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The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) moved US$ 5 billion toward an internally-managed U.S. enhanced equity strategy. This falls under the global equity bucket at CalPERS.

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Chinese SAFE Investment Company Sells Off Stake in Ropemaker Place

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Singapore-listed property company Ho Bee Land, acquired a prime office at 25 Ropemaker Place, EC2, located in the City of London, for £650 million. The property went up for sale in December 2017.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Norway SWF Adds to Existing Investment in Central London

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On June 15, 2018, Norges Bank Real Estate Management, the manager of Norway Government Pension Fund Global, acquired 25 percent of a long leasehold interest in 30 Warwick Street in central London, in joint venture with The Crown Estate. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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