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SWFI First Read, April 8, 2017

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KWSP Invests in Melbourne Square Project

Malaysia’s Employees Provident Fund, also known as KWSP, is investing 154 million AUD, alongside Malaysian industrial group OSK Holdings, in a mixed-use development in the centre of Melbourne in Australia called Melbourne Square. KWSP is taking a 49% stake in Yarra Park City, a unit of OSK Holdings that is acquiring a Melbourne property in the Southbank precinct in central Melbourne. OSK Holdings retains the other 51% stake in Yarra Park City.

Local Government Super CEO Exits

Sydney-based Local Government Super has lost its chief executive officer. Peter Lambert has stepped down as CEO of the superannuation fund, after running it for nearly a decade. In the interim, Donna Heffernan will step in to fill the role.

MEP Infrastructure Developers Tries to Lure Canadian Pensions for Investment Trust

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HKMA and TRS Participates in Investment in Kakao Mobility

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Private equity firm TPG led a group of investors to acquire a minority ownership stake in Kakao Mobility Corporation, a South Korean taxi hailing service provider. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Meraas Holding Names Former KIO Executive as CEO

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Osama Al-Ayoub, the former CEO and President of the Kuwait Investment Office (KIO), was hired by property firm Meraas Holding to be its chief executive officer. KIO is a London-based unit of the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA). [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Mumtalakat Contemplates Investing in SoftBank Vision Fund

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Bahrain-based Mumtalakat Holdings is interested in joining a chorus of sovereign funds committing capital to Japan-based SoftBank Group’s Vision Fund. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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