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Friday SWFI News Roundup, May 8, 2015

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Singapore’s CPF Chief Investment Officer Joins Mercer

Chua Boon Lee, the former Chief Investment Officer of Singapore’s Central Provident Fund (CPF), is joining Mercer’s investment consulting business in Singapore as a principal. Mercer has been going under a re-organization globally. Chua will report to Soon Kian Lee, Mercer’s ASEAN business head.

ADIA Sells Shares in Mylan

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) has been selling shares in pharmaceutical firm Mylan N.V., selling 92,407 shares. Currently, ADIA has a 1.25% interest in Mylan. Mylan is fighting a takeover bid from Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. Mylan rejected Teva’s bid and last week made another offer for Ireland-based Perrigo Company plc. – which was rejected by Perrigo. Mylan is keen on acquiring Perrigo. Hedge fund manager J. Kyle Bass, through Hayman Capital Management, LP., has amassed a large position in Perrigo.

CIC Expresses Interest in Portuguese Real Assets, Not So Much Portuguese Public Debt

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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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