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Reference to SWFs, Warning from Dubai Chief of Police

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The United Arab Emirates is a nation with tremendous oil resources. It also hosts a number of large sovereign wealth funds, including the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, the Emirates Investment Authority, and Mubadala Development Company. Dubai’s chief of police Dahi Khalfan told reporters at a gathering late on Wednesday marking the Muslim holy month of Ramadan that, “there’s an international plot against Gulf states in particular and Arab countries in general… This is pre-planned to take over our fortunes.”

He further stated, “The bigger our sovereign wealth funds and the more money we put in the banks of Western countries, the bigger the plot to take over our countries… The Brothers and their governments in Damascus and North Africa have to know that the Gulf is a red line, not only for Iran but also for the Brothers as well.”

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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