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Norway SWF Gets Post-Brexit Bump

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Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) has generated a 4% return, 240 billion NOK, for the third quarter of 2016 (ended September 30, 2016). Equity investments returned 6%, mostly due to a post-Brexit rally. In addition, fixed income generated a 0.9% return, while real estate returned 2.4% for the quarter.

Institutional Investor Profile of Norway’s GPFG

The wealth fund has a market value of 7,119 billion NOK at the end of the third quarter. The GPFG was 60.6% invested in equities, 36.1% in fixed income and 3.1% in real estate.

The wealth fund sold its 45% ownership interest in two logistics properties in the U.S. for 751 million NOK during the third quarter, while loading up on U.S. offices in Washington DC and San Francisco.

QIA Becomes the Largest Shareholder in Colonial

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The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) became the biggest shareholder of Inmobiliaria Colonial, SOCIMI, S.A. (Colonial), a Spanish listed real estate company. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Mumtalakat Discloses Investment in Khairat Bahrain

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Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company disclosed an investment in Sudan called Khairat Bahrain. This is an agricultural investment in Sudan. The food and agriculture sector is key investment sector for many Gulf-based state investors. Khairat Bahrain is located in the world’s richest expanse of groundwater (the Nubian Sandstone Basin) occupying an area of approximately 100,000 feddans (400 square kilometers). The Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System is the world’s largest known fossil water aquifer system.

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Temasek Acquires Cybersecurity Firm Sygnia

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Singapore’s Temasek Holdings agreed to acquire Sygnia, Inc., an Israeli cybersecurity technology and services provider. Unverified estimates of the deal amount are around US$ 250 million. Sygnia runs out of Tel Aviv, but has an office in New York. Sygnia assists companies respond to cyber threats.

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