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Khazanah and Temasek Announce Strategic Joint Investments in Real Estate

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According to the press release, “Khazanah Nasional Berhad (“Khazanah”) and Temasek  Holdings (Private) Limited (“Temasek”) are pleased to announce the establishment of M+S Pte Ltd (“M+S”) and Pulau Indah Ventures Sdn Bhd (“Pulau Indah”).  Owned 60:40 by Khazanah and Temasek respectively, M+S will develop land parcels in Marina South and Ophir-Rochor in Singapore. Pulau Indah, a 50:50 joint venture between Khazanah and Temasek, will develop projects in Iskandar Malaysia in Johor.  These joint developments were supported by the Prime Ministers of Malaysia and Singapore in their Joint Statements of 24 May 2010, 22 June 2010, 20 September 2010 and 27 June 2011.

M+S develops two key sites in Singapore

M+S Pte Ltd will develop four land parcels in Marina South and two land parcels in Ophir Rochor, each as an integrated development.  An indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of UEM Land Holdings Berhad (“UEM Land”), a real estate company within Khazanah’s portfolio, and an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd (“Mapletree”), a Temasek portfolio company, have been appointed to oversee the marketing and development of the project at Marina South.  For the Ophir-Rochor site, UEM Land and an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of CapitaLand Limited (“CapitaLand”), another Temasek portfolio company, have been appointed to oversee the marketing and development.

Khazanah and Temasek are both committed to the successful commercialisation of these land parcels, which will include office, residential, hotel and retail components.

The gross development value of the project with a permitted gross floor area (“Permitted GFA”) of up to 501,020 sqm is estimated at approximately SGD11 billion (RM27 billion), subject to design and development plans.

Pulau Indah develops two new sites in Iskandar Malaysia

Khazanah and Temasek have worked together since last May to identify suitable sites in Iskandar Malaysia for joint commercial development. Two sites, one in Medini North and the other at the Heritage Cluster in Medini Central, have been confirmed.

Pulau Indah intends to develop serviced apartments, a corporate training centre, and commercial, retail, residential and wellness-related offerings on these sites. Khazanah and Temasek are currently in discussions and negotiations with potential partners and operators for the various components to maximize the commercial potential of the location.

The gross development value of the Iskandar project with a Permitted GFA of up to 1,365,675 sqm is estimated at approximately RM3 billion, subject to design and development plans.

Planning and design works for the projects had commenced in 1Q/2011.  With the signing of these agreements today, the projects will move towards design and further implementation and delivery of the initial phases over the next five years.

Khazanah’s Managing Director, Tan Sri Dato’ Azman Hj Mokhtar, said: “We are honoured to be undertaking these exciting developments at these key sites in Singapore and Iskandar Malaysia with our counterparts from Singapore, Temasek Holdings.  The development in Iskandar with Temasek will be highly complementary and builds on the momentum of existing and planned projects in Iskandar Malaysia, in which Khazanah has been involved since 2006.  Both these projects mark our first joint development investment with Temasek, and we look forward to a strong and fruitful partnership in both Singapore and Iskandar Malaysia.”

Ms Ho Ching, Executive Director & CEO of Temasek, added: ‘Both the Khazanah and Temasek teams put in tremendous effort, working very closely together to develop the best ideas possible for our joint projects. We were also very fortunate to have the expert and highly professional support of leading real estate companies like UEM Land from Malaysia as well as Mapletree and CapitaLand from Singapore. I am also especially grateful for the guidance, advice and support of very experienced industry leaders who will guide the Singapore developments as key Board members of M+S.  I look forward to the successful development of the projects both in Johor as well as Singapore.'”

Source: Khazanah Nasional Press Release

NZ Super Names Three New Board Members

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New appointments have been made to the Board of the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation Fund (NZ Super). The appointments were made on July 19, 2018. The three new board members are Catherine Drayton, Simon Botherway and Henk Berkman.

According to the NZ Super press release, “Simon Botherway’s appointment runs from 1 August 2018 to 30 September 2021. He is a professional director with a history in investment, investment regulation and supervision. Other board roles have included his current position as Chair of Serko, a director on Callaghan Innovation and previously being the Chair of the FMA Establishment Board and a member of the Securities Commission.

Henk Berkman will serve from 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2022. He has been Professor of Finance, Department of Accounting and Finance at the University of Auckland since 2008. Mr Berkman has held previous professorial positions at Massey University, University of Sydney and the University of Maastricht.

Catherine Drayton will serve from 1 November 2018 until 30 September 2022. She is a Christchurch-based director who previously led the Assurance and Advisory Practice for PwC in Central Eastern Europe. Her public sector governance experience includes her current role as Chair of Christchurch International Airport and as a member of the University of Canterbury Council. Her experience as a Director of Ngai Tahu Holdings has provided her with iwi governance experience.”

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AIMCo Names Former Talisman Energy Executive to Board

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The Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) appointed Jacqueline (Jackie) Sheppard as a member of the board of directors for a term set to expire on June 30, 2021. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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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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