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Karsten Kallevig Named CEO of Norges Bank Real Estate Management

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Karsten Kallevig

Karsten Kallevig

Norges Bank’s Executive Board appointed Karsten Kallevig as Chief Executive Officer of Norges Bank Real Estate Management. Norges Bank Real Estate Management is the dedicated organization for managing the unlisted real estate investments in the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG). Kallevig will start in the new position January 1, 2016. Kallevig comes from the position as Chief Investment Officer Real Estate in Norges Bank Investment Management. Increasingly, Norway’s sovereign wealth fund has deployed massive amounts of capital to overseas real estate in Europe and the United States.

Karsten Kallevig was ranked #3 on the Public Investor 100 – 2015, a presitigous ranking of the 100 most significant and impactful asset owner and public executives of 2015.

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On another note, Runar Malkenes was appointed Director of Communications at Norges Bank. He is currently of Director of Communications at Norway’s Ministry of Finance. Malkenes will take up his post mid-January.

Tom Gores Wants Some Credit Game

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Traditional buyout firms are looking at building credit platforms to enhance revenue. Recently, Platinum Equity, a buyout firm run by Tom Gores that was formed in 1995, hired Michael Fabiano to help spur the formation of a credit investing division. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Saudi Arabian Military Industries Forms Venture with Navantia

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State-owned Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) signed a deal with Navantia, a Spanish state-owned shipbuilding company, to form a joint venture to construct five warships – the building of five Avante 2200 Corvettes. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Katara Hospitality and AccorHotels Eye Sub-Saharan Africa Hotel Market

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Katara Hospitality, a hotel operator and owner unit of the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), and AccorHotels are taking a bet on the hotel market in sub-Saharan Africa. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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