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HKMA, CPPIB Win QFII Quotas from SAFE

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China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) awarded additional qualified foreign institutional investor (QFII) quotas of US$ 1 billion and US$ 600 million to Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), respectively. The increased quotas may signal that these two public institutional investors have plans to increase their exposures to Chinese capital markets.

The increased allocations for HKMA and CPPIB come during a new round of QFII allotments taking place in September that total US$ 2.54 billion in new allocations and were granted to eight foreign institutions. HKMA was previously awarded a US$ 2.5 billion quota in 2010, while CPPIB received a US$ 1.2 billion quota in 2011.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

CalPERS Names Yu Ben Meng as Chief Investment Officer

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The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) announced that Yu Ben Meng has been selected as the pension fund’s new chief investment officer (CIO). [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Ontario Nonprofit Network Awards Mandate to OPTrust

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The Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN), a nonprofit network for the 58,000 nonprofits in Ontario, selected OPTrust to manage defined benefit assets. ONN selected OPTrust Select, the new defined benefit solution from OPTrust. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Temasek Wants More of Ola, Careem Acquires Commut

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ANI Technologies, which owns ride-hailing app Ola, is in key talks with Temasek Holdings and South Africa-based Naspers LLC on raising capital. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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