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Friday SWFI News Roundup, November 6, 2015

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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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ADIA Seeks to Sell KIC Headquarters

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The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) is seeking to sell the building that houses the headquarters of the Korea Investment Corporation (KIC). [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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BMO and OTPP Test Blockchain Canadian Dollar Debt Deal

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The Bank of Montreal (BMO) and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) participated in a landmark blockchain Canadian-dollar debt transaction. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Just Group Acquires Corinthian Pension Consulting

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Just Group plc acquired a 75% ownership stake in the holding company of Corinthian Pension Consulting Limited (Corinthian Pension Consulting). Operating in the institutional world for over 12 years, Corinthian Pension Consulting provides advisory services to defined-benefit pension scheme trustees and scheme sponsors undertaking bulk scheme exercises. The remaining 25% will be retained by current shareholders of Corinthian Pension Consulting. Robert MacGregor will continue to lead Corinthian Pension Consulting, as its Chief Executive Officer. Furthermore, Corinthian Benefits Consulting Limited and Corinthian Affinity Solutions Limited will continue to operate as before, becoming part of a newly formed holding company, Corinthian Group Holdings Limited.

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