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Singapore Sovereign Wealth to Back Myanmar Microfinancing

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One of Temasek Holdings’ investment themes is investing in transforming economies and selecting sectors that will prosper from a growing middle class. Financial services is a sector that is underrepresented in many Asian emerging markets like India and Vietnam. Fullerton Financial Holdings, a sovereign wealth enterprise (SWE) of Temasek Holdings, has entered into a nascent lending market in Myanmar by providing microfinancing opportunities. Myanmar is still a largely cash-based economy and the liberalization of the banking industry is slowly gaining traction.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

CalPERS Names Yu Ben Meng as Chief Investment Officer

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The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) announced that Yu Ben Meng has been selected as the pension fund’s new chief investment officer (CIO). [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Ontario Nonprofit Network Awards Mandate to OPTrust

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The Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN), a nonprofit network for the 58,000 nonprofits in Ontario, selected OPTrust to manage defined benefit assets. ONN selected OPTrust Select, the new defined benefit solution from OPTrust. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Temasek Wants More of Ola, Careem Acquires Commut

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ANI Technologies, which owns ride-hailing app Ola, is in key talks with Temasek Holdings and South Africa-based Naspers LLC on raising capital. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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