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SWFI First Read, April 25, 2018

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Finnish Basic Income Trial Run Drops on its Face

The Finnish government decided to not expand its trial of paying people an unconditional basic income. The trial was started with 2,000 unemployed Finnish people, selected randomly, in January 2017. Under the trial, they received a flat monthly payment of €560 to serve as basic income.

Omar Anwar Names as Indonesian Country Head for Aberdeen Standard Investments

Omar Anwar was hired as Head of Indonesia by Aberdeen Standard Investments. He was also appointed as President of PT Aberdeen Asset Management, a unit of the company.

Charles Jewkes to Lead Global Financial Institutions at Aviva Investors

Aviva Investors named Charles Jewkes as head of global financial institutions. This is a new position and he will report to T.J. Voskamp, the Global Head of Wholesale Distribution at Aviva Investors. Before this appointment, Jewkes was Director of Global Financial Institutions at Fulcrum Asset Management.

Zimbabwe Seeks to Leverage Trade Receivables for Government Fund

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ADIA Seeks to Sell KIC Headquarters

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The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) is seeking to sell the building that houses the headquarters of the Korea Investment Corporation (KIC). [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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BMO and OTPP Test Blockchain Canadian Dollar Debt Deal

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The Bank of Montreal (BMO) and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) participated in a landmark blockchain Canadian-dollar debt transaction. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Just Group Acquires Corinthian Pension Consulting

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Just Group plc acquired a 75% ownership stake in the holding company of Corinthian Pension Consulting Limited (Corinthian Pension Consulting). Operating in the institutional world for over 12 years, Corinthian Pension Consulting provides advisory services to defined-benefit pension scheme trustees and scheme sponsors undertaking bulk scheme exercises. The remaining 25% will be retained by current shareholders of Corinthian Pension Consulting. Robert MacGregor will continue to lead Corinthian Pension Consulting, as its Chief Executive Officer. Furthermore, Corinthian Benefits Consulting Limited and Corinthian Affinity Solutions Limited will continue to operate as before, becoming part of a newly formed holding company, Corinthian Group Holdings Limited.

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