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NTMA and China’s CIC International Sign MoU to Explore Opportunities for CIC in Ireland

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According to the press release, “The National Treasury Management Agency and CIC International, a subsidiary of China Investment Corporation, China’s sovereign wealth fund, have today signed a memorandum of understanding to work together in exploring investment opportunities in Ireland.

The memorandum was signed in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing by Chairman Lou Jiwei on behalf of CIC International and by John Corrigan, Chief Executive, on behalf of the NTMA. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Taoiseach Enda Kenny were present at the ceremony.

The memorandum builds on the existing dialogue between the NTMA and CIC International, and provides a framework for future co-operation in terms of exchanging information and identifying suitable investment or co-investment opportunities for CIC in Ireland.

Speaking today, NTMA Chief Executive John Corrigan said: “This memorandum represents a major initiative for enhanced co-operation and engagement in areas of common interest and we very much look forward to working with CIC International.”

CIC Chairman Lou Jiwei said: “CIC International is a financial investor and seeks stable and sound financial returns over the long run. The memorandum signed today reflects our strong working relationship and shared commitment. It will be of valuable assistance for us in identifying and assessing potential opportunities in Ireland.”

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GIC Sells Arizona Biltmore to Blackstone

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Blackstone Real Estate Advisors, part of the Blackstone Group, acquired the 740-room Arizona Biltmore hotel, located in Phoenix, for US$ 403.4 million. The deal closed on April 20, 2018.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Mubadala Acquires Stake in Growing Hedge Fund Phoenician Capital

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Mubadala Investment Company, through its unit Mubadala Capital, purchased a minority stake Phoenician Capital, LLC. Although terms and size of the deal were not disclosed, the agreement grants Mubadala Capital rights to invest in a fund managed by the New York-based firm, which generated respective returns of 40.8% and 33.0% in 2016 and 2017, against benchmarks of 12.0% and 21.8% for the S&P 500. The hedge fund runs the Phoenician Offshore Fund Ltd.

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Large Asset Managers Continue to Move Operations Out of California

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In the 2010s, Fisher Investments, an investment firm run by Ken Fisher, moved a large number of employees from the Woodside and San Mateo campuses to a town called Camas in Washington, near Portland. Vanguard has a large operational presence in Arizona, while Charles Schwab Corporation has expanded its technology operations and client services in places like Denver, Dallas, Austin and Phoenix. Dimensional Fund Advisors moved its headquarters in 2008 from Santa Monica, California to Austin.

While asset managers reap profits and try to lower employee head count costs, looking to fly-over country seems appealing.

The Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), part of the Allianz family, selected Austin, Texas as its new office to hire more client services and technology talent. The PIMCO Austin office will open later in 2018. PIMCO is headquartered in Newport Beach, California, with an office in New York City.

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