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Lawyers Reach Settlement on Overseas Shipholding Group

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New York-based Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. got hit with a US$ 31 million settlement on behalf of class members participating in a class action against the company. The lawsuit circles around Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG) executives misleading class members regarding the company’s tax liability. United States District Court Judge Shira A. Scheindlin granted approval of the settlement. Overseas Shipholding Group is a tanker company providing energy transportation services for crude oil and petroleum products. The company went through tough times, filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the summer of 2014.

Purchasers of OSG 8.125% senior notes due 2018 issued or traceable to OSG’s US$ 300 million public offering on March 24, 2010 recovered 87% of the damages in the securities class action. Leading the charge on behalf of the class members was law firm Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP.

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Ping An Good Doctor Lures Big Public Asset Owners

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Ping An Good Doctor, formerly known as Ping An HealthCare and Technology Company, is a Chinese online healthcare platform that is part of Ping An Insurance (Group) Company. This unit is planning to be offered in a Hong Kong initial public offering that could raise as much as 8.8 billion HKD in shares at 50.80 or 54.80 HKD per share.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Temasek and Schneider Electric Eye L&T Electrical Unit

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Singapore’s Temasek Holdings and France-based Schneider Electric are in talks to acquire Larsen & Tourbo’s electrical and automation business. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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CalPERS Allocates $1 Billion Internally to a Global ESG Strategy

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In February 2018, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) allocated US$ 1 billion to an internally-managed QSI Global ESG strategy. The internally-managed strategy was developed by New York-based QS Investors, LLC, a subsidiary of Legg Mason. CalPERS entered into a 5-year contract with QS Investors, with a possible spend of over US$ 1 million per annum.

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