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Friday SWFI News Roundup, September 16, 2016

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Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani Appointed to Khazanah Nasional’s Board of Directors

Khazanah Nasional’s board of directors appointed Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani to its board. Datuk Johari is currently Minister of Finance II of Malaysia. Prior to his current appointment on June 27, 2016, Datuk Johari was the Deputy Minister of Finance.

FINTECH: BNY Mellon Hires EMEA Innovation Head

Custodial giant BNY Mellon hired Niamh De Niese as director and head of innovation for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. She will manage the bank’s EMEA innovation center in London. De Niese will put her efforts toward growing options that are on BNY Mellon’s NEXEN digital platform. Previously, she was Head of European Innovation Labs at Visa. She has also held positions at UBS and Accenture.

Former NBIM CEO and Glenn Hubbard Named Advisors to 55 Capital

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Grant & Eisenhofer Reveals Fortis Investors to Receive $1.5 Billion in Mega Settlement

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Law firm Grant & Eisenhofer won a landmark case for its clients after a seven-year legal duel in Dutch courts. On July 13, 2018, the Amsterdam Court of Appeals officially approved the largest securities settlement ever reached in Europe, paving a path for international insurance company Ageas N.V./S.A. to begin payment of US$ 1.5 billion (€1.3 billion) to multiple groups of institutional and individual investors from Europe and the United States. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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State Street to Buy Charles River Systems

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State Street Corporation inked a deal to acquire Charles River Systems, Inc. (Charles River Development), a provider of investment management front office tools and solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, State Street will purchase Burlington, Massachusetts-based Charles River Development in an all-cash transaction for US$ 2.6 billion. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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FINMA Announces Rothschild Bank Broke Anti-Money Laundering Rules over 1MDB Fiasco

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The Rothschild Bank AG and one of its units called Rothschild Trust (Schweiz) AG got slapped with serious violations of anti-money laundering in regard to the 1MDB scandal. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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