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Mubadala and 1MDB reinforce strategic relationship with major investment

Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Development Company (“Mubadala”) has today signed two collaboration agreements on a strategic partnership with 1Malaysia Development Berhad (“1MDB”) that could lead to significant increases in FDI in Malaysia.

The agreements have been signed with Mubadala Real Estate & Hospitality (MREH) and Mubadala Industry (MI). MI has agreed to assess the viability of an investment of up to seven billion United States dollars (USD 7,000,000,000) for the development of a major initiative in the aluminium sector based on hydro power in the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE).

The two state-owned companies are starting preliminary assessment work on the project, which will create more than 10,000 jobs during construction and another 2,000 specialist jobs.

MREH has agreed to collaborate with 1MDB to explore the potential joint development of key strategic projects within the Kuala Lumpur International Financial District (“KLIFD”), the 34.4 hectare development in Kuala Lumpur that is being led by 1MDB. The full scope of MREH’s participation in projects to be located within the KLIFD will be finalized in 2011 following completion by 1MDB of the KLIFD master plan.

Read more: 1MDB Press Release

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew Joins Lindsay Goldberg

New York-based buyout firm Lindsay Goldberg LLC has announced that Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew will join the company as a partner focusing on investments across sectors, institutional relationships, and firm management, according to an announcement released on Monday, November 20. Lindsay Goldberg is a private equity firm co-founded by Alan E. Goldberg and Robert D. Lindsey, both veterans of Morgan Stanley in which they worked in the Transaction Development Group.

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San Diego City Employees Retirement System to Reduce PE and Infrastructure for FY 2018

The San Diego City Employees’ Retirement System plans to reduce annual commitments to private equity and infrastructure down to US$ 75 million for fiscal year 2018. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Institutional Investors Remain Skeptical as Bitcoin Continues to Rise

Bitcoin has continued to rally over the past month – hitting a record US$ 8,224 in the early hours of November 20 – and institutional investors are beginning to take notice of the cryptocurrency’s increasing popularity. With a market value of more than US$ 130 billion, the digital currency has seen unprecedented growth of over 700% over the past year. But Bitcoin’s rise has also been marked by a number of volatile slumps, leaving institutional investors divided over its durability as a long-term store of value and wondering whether to get in on the action. Despite these headwinds, more than 100 hedge funds have been formed to trade in digital currencies.

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