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Mubadala, Pramerica launch joint venture firm

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According to Emirates Business 24/7, “Mubadala Development Company and Pramerica Real Estate Investors, a unit of US-based Prudential Financial, have agreed to set up a company that will raise capital to fund and invest in real estate projects in Abu Dhabi and other international markets.

Mubadala Pramerica Real Estate Investors (Mubadala Pramerica REI), the joint venture, will be owned equally by the two companies and will be headquartered in Abu Dhabi.

“The joint venture will become operational soon, but we are not in a position to specify a date,” a Mubadala spokesperson told Emirates Business.

In a press statement, Waleed Al Muhairi, Chief Operating Officer for Mubadala, said: “By partnering with Pramerica, we’re bringing together one of the world’s leading real estate investment companies with our regional market expertise and knowledge. This is a compelling prospect for investors that want to participate in the current and future growth of the region.”

The joint venture, according to the spokesperson, will only raise capital to fund and invest in real estate projects and will not develop, or act as a developer of real estate projects.

“The JV will be contracting with real estate developers to build and develop the real estate projects it will invest into.”

Mubadala has already set up two other joint ventures for development purposes.”

Emirates Business 24/7

White House Nominates Heath Tarbert for CFTC Chairman

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The White House announced Heath P. Tarbert will be nominated to serve as Commissioner and Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Tarbert currently serves as Assistant Secretary for International Markets at the U.S. Treasury Department. Before joining the U.S. Treasury, Tarbert was a Partner at law firm Allen & Overy. Tarbert was confirmed by the U.S. Senate for his current Treasury post at 87 (yes) to 8 (no).

Upon Senate confirmation, Tarbert’s CFTC term would start on April 14, 2019 and last for five years. Tarbert is taking over from J. Christopher Giancarlo whose term ends in April 2019. Tarbert will need a U.S. Senate confirmation to take the head CFTC post.

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KIA Could Sell Stake in North Sea Energy Business

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The Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), through its unit Wren House Investment Management, is nearing a deal to sell a 40% stake in its North Sea energy business to JPMorgan Asset Management. In July 2018, KIA closed on a deal to acquire oil and gas pipeline firm North Sea Midstream Partners from ArcLight Capital.

More details to follow –

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Pensioenfonds PGB Hires BMO Global for Equity Protection Strategy

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Pensioenfonds PGB is a Dutch multi-sector pension fund. PGB awarded a mandate to implement a protection strategy for its €12 billion equity portfolio to BMO Global Asset Management. PGB is a €26.5 billion fund. PGB has been using BMO Global’s responsible engagement overlay since 2017.

The Chief Investment Officer of PGB is Harold Clijsen.

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