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Qatari Diar’s Hotel Schweizerhof in Bern is Open

Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Co, the sovereign wealth enterprise (SWE) of the Qatar Investment Authority has re-opened the historic Hotel Schweizerhof in Bern, Switzerland. Qatari Diar has been investing in hospitality real estate around Europe and has been active in rehabilitating historic properties. The 150 year old inn was renovated and more than 45 million CHF was spent on the property. It is being operated by QDHP Swiss Management, a property investment fund owned by Qatari Diar. QDHP Swiss Management has other hotels in its portfolio such as the Bürgenstock Resort and the Royal-Savoy hotel in Lausanne.

Tony Tan Named Director and Special Advisor of GIC

Singapore’s GIC Private Limited named Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam (Tony Tan) as director and special advisor to the wealth fund, effective January 1, 2018. Tan was the former Deputy Chairman and Executive Director of GIC from September 2005 to June 2011. In 2011, He went on to serve as the 7th President of Singapore until August 31, 2017.

In a press release, Lim Chow Kiat, Chief Executive Officer of GIC, said, “As Special Advisor, Dr Tan will provide much value in broadening and strengthening GIC’s network of senior statesmen and leaders of corporations and institutions who may be constructive in advancing the business and interests of GIC. We will also benefit from his extensive knowledge and perspectives on global matters.”

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Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew Joins Lindsay Goldberg

New York-based buyout firm Lindsay Goldberg LLC has announced that Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew will join the company as a partner focusing on investments across sectors, institutional relationships, and firm management, according to an announcement released on Monday, November 20. Lindsay Goldberg is a private equity firm co-founded by Alan E. Goldberg and Robert D. Lindsey, both veterans of Morgan Stanley in which they worked in the Transaction Development Group.

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San Diego City Employees Retirement System to Reduce PE and Infrastructure for FY 2018

The San Diego City Employees’ Retirement System plans to reduce annual commitments to private equity and infrastructure down to US$ 75 million for fiscal year 2018. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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