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Reflection on Angola’s Sovereign Wealth Fund Investment Policy

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Jose Filomeno de Sousa dos Santos

Jose Filomeno de Sousa dos Santos

Angola’s US$ 5 billion Fundo Soberano de Angola (FSDEA) has released their investment policy. The sovereign fund’s asset allocation mix will support three criteria: preservation of capital, long-term return maximization and infrastructure development. The fifty percent allocation to cash, fixed income and G-7 stocks is modeled after the first criterion. The other 50% is open-ended with an opportunistic lens including investing domestically in Angolan prospects like the hotel industry. The sovereign fund has endowment-like characteristics to it, as well as a stabilization function.

The Fundo Soberano de Angola is expected to grow quickly.

To be clear in 2013, the government of Angola has already allocated substantial increases in public spending through Angola’s fiscal budget. The gradual recovery of Angola’s oil sector has improved public finances. In addition, Angola has been able to taper inflation down to single digits, while the country’s reserves amass. Growth in international reserves, especially in periods of high-oil revenues, can be used to maintain steady public spending when oil revenues eventually drop.

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PGGM Executed its Inaugural Cleared Securities Lending Trade

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Service providers are keen on getting more beneficial owners to participate in the cleared securities lending market. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Altitude Infrastructure Gets Financing on Haute-Garonne Network Project

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Altitude Infrastructure SAS inked a 25-year concession agreement and closed a debt financing package for the deployment and maintenance of an ultra-high-speed broadband network in Haute-Garonne. Haute-Garonne is a department in the south of France.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Guggenheim Partners Agrees to Acquire Millstein & Co.

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On July 11, 2018, Guggenheim Partners inked a deal to acquire New York-based Millstein & Co., L.P., an advisory firm formed by Jim Millstein. Millstein will become co-Chairman of Guggenheim’s securities business. Millstein & Co. will become part of Guggenheim Securities, the investment banking division of the company. Ronen Bojmel will lead the combined Guggenheim restructuring team.

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