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Qatar Investment Authority Meets with U.S. Treasury

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The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) reiterated its commitment in investing US$ 35 billion in the United States over the next five years. The Gulf sovereign wealth fund officially opened up its New York City office in September 2015. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew held an annual forum – the first, U.S.-Qatar Economic and Investment Dialogue in Washington DC. These officials met with Qatari Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Attiya, Minister of Finance Ali Al-Emadi, and CEO of the Qatar Investment Authority Sheikh Abdullah Al-Thani to discuss a number of topics including trade, finance and investments.

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Egyptian Parliament Passes Draft Law on Misr Fund

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Egypt’s state news agency revealed the country is forming a sovereign wealth fund with initial capital of 5 billion Egyptian pounds, with 1 billion Egyptian pounds of that amount being immediately transferred from the Egyptian public treasury. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Capital Constellation Backs Middle Market PE Platform

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Capital Constellation is the investment platform owned by the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC), RPMI Railpen, and Wafra Inc. on behalf of the Public Institution for Social Security of Kuwait (PIFSS). [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Canadian Pension Giants Could Support Trans Mountain Pipeline Deal

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The British Columbian (B.C.) government and indigenous groups publicly oppose the Trans Mountain Pipeline project over a number of issues, which include environmental concerns (potential pipeline spills) and land protections. The threat of project derailment sent jitters to Houston-based Kinder Morgan, Inc., requiring the company to halt non-essential spending on Trans Mountain Pipeline L.P. Calgary-based Kinder Morgan Canada Limited, which owns the pipeline, is a listed company that is 70% owned by Kinder Morgan and 30% owned by stock market investors (float). Kinder Morgan Canada hired TD Securities to explore options regarding the future of the pipeline.

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