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Northern Trust Selects Global Head of Institutional Distribution

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Northern Trust Asset Management has chosen John Krieg as global head of institutional distribution. The asset manager has gone through some personnel changes, hiring a new global head of ESG investing and sales head for greater China. Krieg was a managing director of asset management for Europe, the Middle East and Africa – managing relationships with many public asset owners such as sovereign wealth funds, pensions and central banks. Before that role, Krieg was director of global investment product management. Prior to joining Northern Trust Asset Management in 2002, Krieg worked at TimesSquare Capital Management, Credit Suisse Asset Management, Hewitt Associates and Towers Perrin.

Krieg will be based in Chicago, managing the global institutional sales and consultant relations teams. He will report to Jason J. Tyler, Northern Trust Asset Management’s global head of client solutions.

China Helps Pakistan’s Foreign Reserves

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Despite Pakistan witnessing an increase in exports, the rapid increase in crude prices and lackluster financial inflows, have affected the country’s balance of payments position. Trying to avoid a full-scale currency crisis, Pakistan is also dealing with a fiscal budget deficit and a current account deficit. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Russia-Japan Investment Fund to Back Wood Pellet Production in Russia

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The Russian Far East has a lot of timber, and for that wood pellets is a source of biofuel. A while back, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) formed the Russia-Japan Investment Fund (RJIF) with the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC). RDIF and JBICIG Partners as part of RJIF, together with RFP Group and Japan’s Prospect Co., Ltd. have agreed to collaborate and consider potential investments in Russia’s biofuel industry. JBICIG Partners is a subsidiary of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation.

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RDIF Lures Asian Investors Toward Russian Surgical Robot Project

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The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) is partnering with a number of unnamed Asian co-investors to allocate capital toward a project to create and manufacture Russian surgical robots. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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