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SWFI First Read, August 11, 2016

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Vanguard Hires Former iShares Executive for European ETF Distribution

Vanguard hired Andreas Zingg as head of exchange-traded fund (ETF) distribution management for continental Europe. From April 2014 to June 2016, Zingg was Head of iShares Middle East and Africa for BlackRock. He also spent a number of years as Head of Sales for iShares in Germany and Switzerland. Before BlackRock, Zingg worked at UBS Global Asset Management.

RBC Investor & Treasury Services Hires David Linds

RBC Investor & Treasury Services, a division of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), named David Linds as managing director and head of asset servicing Canada, Global Client Coverage. He will be based in Toronto and report to James Rausch, head of Canadian Client Coverage at RBC Investor & Treasury Services. Previously, Linds spent 19 years at CIBC Mellon where he was last a senior vice president of business development and relationship management there.

ICD Eyes Food Opportunity in Bosnia

The Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) is looking to possibly invest in the former food giant Agrokomerc, a food producer in Bosnia and Herzegovina. ICD could invest in food production within the country giving financial life to Agrokomerc. Agrokomerc is majority owned by the Government of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

OTPP Loses Appeal on Employee Wrongful Dismissal

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NZ Super Names Three New Board Members

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New appointments have been made to the Board of the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation Fund (NZ Super). The appointments were made on July 19, 2018. The three new board members are Catherine Drayton, Simon Botherway and Henk Berkman.

According to the NZ Super press release, “Simon Botherway’s appointment runs from 1 August 2018 to 30 September 2021. He is a professional director with a history in investment, investment regulation and supervision. Other board roles have included his current position as Chair of Serko, a director on Callaghan Innovation and previously being the Chair of the FMA Establishment Board and a member of the Securities Commission.

Henk Berkman will serve from 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2022. He has been Professor of Finance, Department of Accounting and Finance at the University of Auckland since 2008. Mr Berkman has held previous professorial positions at Massey University, University of Sydney and the University of Maastricht.

Catherine Drayton will serve from 1 November 2018 until 30 September 2022. She is a Christchurch-based director who previously led the Assurance and Advisory Practice for PwC in Central Eastern Europe. Her public sector governance experience includes her current role as Chair of Christchurch International Airport and as a member of the University of Canterbury Council. Her experience as a Director of Ngai Tahu Holdings has provided her with iwi governance experience.”

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AIMCo Names Former Talisman Energy Executive to Board

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The Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) appointed Jacqueline (Jackie) Sheppard as a member of the board of directors for a term set to expire on June 30, 2021. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Grant & Eisenhofer Reveals Fortis Investors to Receive $1.5 Billion in Mega Settlement

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Law firm Grant & Eisenhofer won a landmark case for its clients after a seven-year legal duel in Dutch courts. On July 13, 2018, the Amsterdam Court of Appeals officially approved the largest securities settlement ever reached in Europe, paving a path for international insurance company Ageas N.V./S.A. to begin payment of US$ 1.5 billion (€1.3 billion) to multiple groups of institutional and individual investors from Europe and the United States. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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