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SWFI First Read, April 11, 2016

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Oil Revenue Percentage Decrease for Iran’s NDF

The amount of oil revenue flowing into Iran’s National Development Fund (NDF) will shrink from its current 30% to 20% in the current fiscal year.

New York City Retirement Systems Appoints New Senior Investment Office for Private Equity

New York City’s Bureau of Asset Management, which oversees the New York City Retirement Systems, named J. David Enriquez as senior investment officer, private equity. He will report to Alex Done. This is a new position. Before taking this role, Enriquez was a director in the M&A group at Rothschild.

Kimco Realty Corporation Buys Out Partner on South Florida Mall Deal

Kimco Realty Corporation acquired the remaining 45% ownership stake in two South Florida shopping centers for a gross purchase price of US$ 299.2 million, including the assumption of US$ 100 million in existing mortgage debt, from its joint venture partner Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB).

Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates Freezes Assets of Former IPIC Executives

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Calamos Investments to Acquire Timpani Capital Management

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Naperville, Illinois-based Calamos Investments signed a deal to acquire Milwaukee-based Timpani Capital Management LLC, which focuses on small and small-midcap growth investing. Founded in April 2008, Timpani Capital Management oversees around US$ 588 million in assets. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2019.

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RDIF and Russia-Japan Investment Fund to Invest in Russian Subsidiary of SBI Holdings

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The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and the Russia-Japan Investment Fund (launched by RDIF, the Japan Bank for International Cooperation and JBIC IG Partners) have reached an agreement with the Japanese corporation SBI Holdings to invest in SBI Bank LLC, SBI Holdings’ subsidiary in Russia. SBI Bank LLC will undergo a large-scale reorganization.

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Ocasio-Cortez and Maxine Waters to Oversee US Banking System via House

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The youngest woman ever to serve in U.S. Congress – starting at the age of 29 – already has an opponent in her sights. Freshman U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, often dubbed AOC on Twitter, was appointed to the House Financial Services Committee, where the democratic socialist will oversee Wall Street. This committee oversees the banks and financial institutions of the United States. With Republicans controlling the U.S. Senate and the White House, and the Democrats controlling the House, one can expect less game-changing bills being turned into laws in the banking sector.

While bartending and waiting tables at the Flats Fix taco bar in Union Square, Ocasio-Cortez upset the more centrist Representative Joe Crowley, Chairman of the House Democratic caucus. Encouraged by her success, other far left democrats are planning to challenge moderate democrats in the 2020 primaries. Ocasio-Cortez is also expected to further strengthen the influence of Chairwoman Maxine Waters of the House Financial Services Committee. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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