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Robert Greene Appointed Chairman of Virginia Retirement System

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Robert L. Greene has been appointed Chairman of the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. Greene has served as a VRS board of trustee and vice chair for a number of years. He replaces Diana Cantor as chairman of the board. Greene is President and CEO of the National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC). NAIC is a trade association of diverse-owned and emerging managers. Greene served as Director of Private Equity with Arthur Andersen Transaction Advisory Services, where he advised private equity firms on a variety of venture capital and leveraged buyout (LBO) transactions.

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As of February 2015, the Richmond-based retirement system has US$ 67.2 billion in assets under management. VRS generated a 15.7% net return on its investment portfolio for fiscal year 2014.

Greene also serves on the event advisory board of the SWFI.

Angolan Government Cancels Port Concession, Reviews Others

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Atlantic Ventures SA, which has ties to Isabel dos Santos (daughter to former Angolan president,) lost its concession rights to construct a US$ 1.5 billion port – the Barra do Dande port – near Luanda. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Egyptian Parliament Passes Draft Law on Misr Fund

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Egypt’s state news agency revealed the country is forming a sovereign wealth fund with initial capital of 5 billion Egyptian pounds, with 1 billion Egyptian pounds of that amount being immediately transferred from the Egyptian public treasury. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Capital Constellation Backs Middle Market PE Platform

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Capital Constellation is the investment platform owned by the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC), RPMI Railpen, and Wafra Inc. on behalf of the Public Institution for Social Security of Kuwait (PIFSS). [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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