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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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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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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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