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Pensions and SWFs Circle Around S&P Long-Term Value Creation Global Index

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The S&P Long-Term Value Creation (LTVC) Global Index was formed by a recommendation of the Focusing Capital on the Long Term Initiative (FCLT), founded by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and consultancy firm McKinsey in 2013. Index provider S&P Dow Jones Indices sees that more institutional investors, such as pensions and sovereign funds were looking for a benchmark that embraced long-termism. CPPIB’s Wiseman contends the index would provide an appropriate benchmark and send a clear signal to company management that public funds focus on long-term value. The index provider says the index is made up of companies that have been able to manage the long-term economic and governance risks and opportunities by focusing on a long-term strategy. The companies in the index are more likely to maintain a competitive advantage and thereby sustain stakeholder value. It is made up of 246 companies. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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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Oman Infrastructure Investment Fund Near Creation

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The Oman State General Reserve Fund is nearing the formation of the Oman Infrastructure Investment Fund. This fund will raise capital from third-party investors to invest in Oman’s infrastructure and in certain areas of technology.

The fund will also invest in areas of technology in healthcare, specifically in medical equipment. The fund will also explore investing in blockchain technologies.

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