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Standard Life Investments Becomes Latest SWFI Member

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slife_croppedStandard Life Investments (SLI) is the newest member of the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute – a global membership for leading asset managers and service providers engaged in the public investor community. Richard House, the Head of Emerging Market Debt at Standard Life Investments, will be speaking on the Emerging Markets panel at the Institute Fund Summit Europe 2013 in Frankfurt.

About Standard Life Investments

Standard Life Investments is a leading asset manager with an expanding global reach. Our wide range of investment solutions is backed by our distinctive Focus on Change investment philosophy, disciplined risk management and shared commitment to a culture of investment excellence.

As active managers, we place significant emphasis on rigorous research and a strong collaborative ethos. We constantly think ahead and strive to anticipate change before it happens, ensuring that our clients can look to the future with confidence.

Standard Life Investments manages £167.7 billion* on behalf of clients worldwide. Our investment capabilities span equities, bonds, real estate, private equity, multi-asset solutions, fund-of-funds and absolute return strategies.

Headquartered in Edinburgh, Standard Life Investments employs more than 1000 talented professionals. We maintain a presence in a number of locations around the world including Boston, Hong Kong, Paris, London, Beijing, Montreal, Sydney, Dublin and Seoul. In addition, we have close relationships with leading domestic players in Asia, including HDFC Asset Management in India and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank in Japan.

Our parent, Standard Life plc, was established in 1825. A leading provider of long-term savings and investments, Standard Life floated on the London Stock Exchange in 2006 and is now a FTSE 100-listed company. Standard Life Investments was launched as a separate company in 1998 and has established a reputation for innovation in pursuit of our clients’ investment objectives.

Our investors rank among some of the world’s most sophisticated and high-profile institutions. They include corporate pension plans, banks, mutual funds, insurance companies, fund-of-fund managers, endowments, foundations, charities, official institutions, sovereign wealth funds and government authorities.

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CDPQ Boosts Stake in Azure Power

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Disclosed on October 17, 2018, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), through CDPQ Infrastructures Asia Pte Ltd., increased its stake in Azure Power Global Limited, a listed Indian solar power producer. CDPQ increased its ownership in Azure Power to 40.3% ownership by a US$ 100 million commitment in a recent capital raise. Post-deal, CDPQ has invested US$ 240 million in Azure Power.

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Invesco Lost a Big SWF Equity Mandate

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Invesco celebrated its landmark acquisition to acquire OppenheimerFunds from MassMutual. Invesco faced some outflows on its active management side of the business. In the third quarter of 2018, Invesco had outflows from two sovereign wealth funds, which totaled approximately US$ 2.5 billion. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Sky News Reveals CPPIB Eyeing Gatwick Airport

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Mark Kleinman of Sky News revealed that the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is seeking to purchase a stake in Gatwick airport. The transaction could be more than £3 billion GBP, as CPPIB seeks to acquire a 42% in the airport from Global Infrastructure Partners. Furthermore, CPPIB would invest more capital into the airport if the deal goes through.

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