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2 October 2014
SEATTLE, WA, UNITED STATES
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SEATTLE, WA. – 2 October 2014 – The Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI) has just released its second annual Public Investor 100. The list includes the most significant and impactful public investor executives of 2014. The top 10 ranking assembles the most influential people at some of the largest funds around the globe.
- 1. André Bourbonnais – Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Private Investments, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (Canada)
2. Ding Xuedong – Chairman, China Investment Corporation (China)
3. Ron Mock – Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Canada)
4. Yngve Slyngstad – Chief Executive Officer, Norges Bank Investment Management (Norway)
5. Michael Kennedy – Chairman, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (United States)
6. Wan-Sun Hong – Chief Investment Officer, National Pension Service (South Korea)
7. Thomas DiNapoli – New York State Comptroller, New York State and Local Retirement System (United States)
8. Rosemary Vilgan – Chief Executive Officer, QSuper (Australia)
9. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan – Managing Director, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (United Arab Emirates)
10. Takahiro Mitani – President, Government Pension Investment Fund (Japan)
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SWFI’s editorial team compiled the list and determined rankings without any influence from asset managers, governments or consultants. Nominees hail from medium to large-sized institutions – sovereign wealth funds, public pensions, superannuation funds, central banks and other public investors. The size of managed assets is not the only criteria for ranking inclusion. Another significant factor is the involvement of these individuals in important developments and trends in the asset owner space.
With regard to the ranking, each organization is limited to one person.
“This is a meaningful list,” said Michael Maduell, CEO of SWFI. “The men and women of the Public Investor 100, collectively responsible for trillions of dollars in public assets, are some of the most powerful and influential people in the world, and their actions and innovations resonate throughout the lives of their stakeholders and constituents globally.”
The Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute is a global organization designed to study sovereign wealth funds, public pensions, central banks and other long-term public investors in the areas of investing, asset allocation, risk, governance, economics, policy, trade and other relevant topics. For more information about the SWFI, please go to www.swfi.com | www.swfinstitute.org.
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To see the full list, please follow the link: https://www.swfinstitute.org/public-investor-100-2014/
For more information contact:
Director of Marketing, SWFI
+1 (702) 768 – 0703
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), a United Nations programme headquartered in New York City, has partnered with Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) to facilitate a series of meetings between companies to discuss issues surrounding children’s human rights.
According to the news release, “the network will facilitate dialogue between leading brands and retailers in the garment and footwear industry to strengthen children’s rights.”
NBIM is invested in many listed companies and have invited them to join a network to tackle these issues. Over the next two years, the organizations plan to hold three workshops as well as quarterly meetings surrounding these issues.
“Over time, we hope and expect that the network will contribute to improved market practices among companies and greater respect for children’s rights,” says Carine Smith Ihenacho, Global Head of Ownership Strategies, in a NBIM press release.
The China Investment Corporation (CIC) has long struggled with its investments in coal assets, specifically in globally-listed coal miner SouthGobi Resources Ltd, which operates its flagship coal mine in Mongolia. In November 2009, CIC and SouthGobi Resources inked a convertible debenture deal. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]
MSCI, a stock index company whose benchmarks influence investor behavior, has tremendous indirect power impacting the stock markets of smaller economies. In 1988, MSCI released its emerging markets index, a now-widely-used benchmark for many institutional investors wanting access to growth markets. China and South Korea make up the majority of the benchmark, but smaller economies such as Poland, Chile and even Qatar make up other pieces of it.
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