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Korea Investment Corp Head Resigns

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The top official at Korea’s sovereign wealth fund handed in his resignation on November 6, 2015. Ahn Hong-chul, chairman and CEO of the Korea Investment Corporation (KIC), tendered his resignation and it was accepted by South Korean President Park Geun-hye. Korea’s Finance Ministry told the media that a steering committee of 8 individuals will be formed to select a head to manage the KIC. South Korea’s President will make the appointment, following an endorsement from Korea’s Finance Minister. Young Kim, KIC’s chief operating officer, will serve as interim chairman until there is a replacement.

Korea’s Finance Ministry told the press, “he unexpectedly tendered his resignation in the morning, citing personal reasons for his decision to step down.”

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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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The views in this media are expressed by Michael Maduell and other participants and are not reflective of the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI).

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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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