Friday SWFI News Roundup, November 6, 2015

Sunsuper Hires Former CEO of JANA Investment Advisors as CIO

Brisbane-based Sunsuper, a superannuation fund with around A$ 34 billion in assets, named Ian Patrick as chief investment officer. Patrick replaces David Hartley who retired as CIO in August 2015. Patrick will be based in Sydney, Australia. Previously, Ian Patrick was CEO of JANA Investment Advisors.

84 Investment Managers Subscribed to Luminex Platform

Luminex Trading & Analytics LLC, a buy-side owned trading venue, started operations and completed its first day of trading on November 3, 2015. Luminex Trading & Analytics is guided by a board of directors which includes one representative of each of the nine leading investment managers of the consortium that formed Luminex: BNY Mellon, BlackRock, Capital Group, Fidelity Investments, Invesco, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, MFS Investment Management, State Street Global Advisors, and T. Rowe Price. 84 investment management forms are subscribed to the platform.

Allianz Global Investors Hires Former T. Rowe Price UK Institutional Sales

Allianz Global Investors hired Tim Bird as director in its U.K. institutional sales and client servicing team. He will report to Philip Dawes, head of U.K institutional at Allianz Global Investors. This is a new role and Bird is based in London. Bird was head of the U.K. and Irish institutional business at T. Rowe Price.

PIMCO Fallout, Cupps to Retire

Wendy Cupps, PIMCO’s head of product management, plans to retire at year-end. Taking over her spot is Jennifer Bridwell who is the current managing director and head of alternative products. Cupps was identified in Bill Gross’ lawsuit against PIMCO.

How Norway’s SWF Funds Real Estate Purchases

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