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Reasons Why Some SWFs Are Raising Private Capital

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We have all witnessed the trend of some sovereign wealth funds raising private capital or creating sovereign wealth enterprises to act as an investment manager for private funds.  This article is to bring some clarity on why a number of funds are doing this.  With Mubadala raising US$ 1.85 billion in medium term notes, Temasek Holdings multiple debt raises in denominated in multiple currencies, and Mumtalakat Holdings bond offering, it shows that sovereign wealth funds are using their assets, not just their cash as an investment.

First off, most sovereign funds that are raising capital are the types of sovereign wealth funds that take large stakes in companies.  In addition, sovereign funds that hold large portions of their domestic industries would be the type of funds to engage in this behavior.  We most likely would not see the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority or the Norwegian GPFG raise capital or take on bank loans.  In some instances, SWFs experience shrinkage of money flows from their respective government; money in the private markets backed by SWF assets can increase their stability and investment performance.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

ADIA Seeks to Sell KIC Headquarters

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The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) is seeking to sell the building that houses the headquarters of the Korea Investment Corporation (KIC). [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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BMO and OTPP Test Blockchain Canadian Dollar Debt Deal

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The Bank of Montreal (BMO) and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) participated in a landmark blockchain Canadian-dollar debt transaction. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Just Group Acquires Corinthian Pension Consulting

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Just Group plc acquired a 75% ownership stake in the holding company of Corinthian Pension Consulting Limited (Corinthian Pension Consulting). Operating in the institutional world for over 12 years, Corinthian Pension Consulting provides advisory services to defined-benefit pension scheme trustees and scheme sponsors undertaking bulk scheme exercises. The remaining 25% will be retained by current shareholders of Corinthian Pension Consulting. Robert MacGregor will continue to lead Corinthian Pension Consulting, as its Chief Executive Officer. Furthermore, Corinthian Benefits Consulting Limited and Corinthian Affinity Solutions Limited will continue to operate as before, becoming part of a newly formed holding company, Corinthian Group Holdings Limited.

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