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Latest Morgan Stanley RE Fund Attracts Sovereign Wealth

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Is institutional real estate back for Morgan Stanley? Institutional investors are battling for properties in a hyper-competitive market, pushing other asset owners such as public pensions into riskier real estate. Many investors are feeling nostalgic like 2006. Big pools of capital are fervently chasing office properties. The American financial giant, through its real estate unit Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing, finalized fundraising for its latest real estate fund, attracting US$ 1.7 billion in commitments from some of the world’s largest institutional investors and sovereign wealth funds. Part of the capital raised is allocated to related co-investment vehicles. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

Egyptian Parliament Passes Draft Law on Misr Fund

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Egypt’s state news agency revealed the country is forming a sovereign wealth fund with initial capital of 5 billion Egyptian pounds, with 1 billion Egyptian pounds of that amount being immediately transferred from the Egyptian public treasury. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Capital Constellation Backs Middle Market PE Platform

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Capital Constellation is the investment platform owned by the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC), RPMI Railpen, and Wafra Inc. on behalf of the Public Institution for Social Security of Kuwait (PIFSS). [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Canadian Pension Giants Could Support Trans Mountain Pipeline Deal

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The British Columbian (B.C.) government and indigenous groups publicly oppose the Trans Mountain Pipeline project over a number of issues, which include environmental concerns (potential pipeline spills) and land protections. The threat of project derailment sent jitters to Houston-based Kinder Morgan, Inc., requiring the company to halt non-essential spending on Trans Mountain Pipeline L.P. Calgary-based Kinder Morgan Canada Limited, which owns the pipeline, is a listed company that is 70% owned by Kinder Morgan and 30% owned by stock market investors (float). Kinder Morgan Canada hired TD Securities to explore options regarding the future of the pipeline.

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