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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. ]

Follow the Money – Episode 45

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This longer-than-normal episode covers a wide range of issues including such as sovereign wealth funds, bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, Indian real estate, ESG, investment exclusions, central banking and more.

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The views in this media are expressed by Michael Maduell and other participants and are not reflective of the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI).

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CalPERS Board Elects Priya Mathur as Board President

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The board of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) elected Priya Mathur as board president. The current president Rob Feckner was named vice president of the board. Feckner previously served as board president and vice president.

Priya Mathur is serving her fourth term on the CalPERS Board of Administration. Mathur is a principal financial analyst for Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART). Mathur represents public employees on the CalPERS Board, which she joined in 2002. She currently serves on four committees: Governance, Investment, Pension & Health Benefits, and Risk & Audit. She chairs the Pension & Health Benefits Committee and is vice chair of the Governance Committee.

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Oman SGRF Contemplates $1 Billion Infrastructure Fund

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Oman’s State General Reserve Fund (SGRF) is in discussions on forming a US$ 1 billion infrastructure fund. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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