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SWFI First Read, August 14, 2016

Euroclear Wins Mandate for ICBC ETF Listing

ICBC Credit Suisse Asset Management, the asset management joint venture between ICBC and Credit Suisse formed in 2005, picked Euroclear to clear and settle its first internationally listed China equity exchange-traded fund (ETF). The ETF called ICBC CS WisdomTree S&P China 500 UCITS ETF will be traded on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). Domiciled in Luxembourg, the ETF will be settled directly in the international central securities depository (ICSD). ICBC Credit Suisse Asset Management and related entities oversee RMB 960 billion in assets.

Dubai Financial Group Sold EFG-Hermes Stake to Natixis

Dubai Financial Group LLC has sold its 12% ownership stake in EFG-Hermes Holding SAE to French banking giant Natixis SA. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

Tony Tan Named Director and Special Advisor of GIC

Singapore’s GIC Private Limited named Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam (Tony Tan) as director and special advisor to the wealth fund, effective January 1, 2018. Tan was the former Deputy Chairman and Executive Director of GIC from September 2005 to June 2011. In 2011, He went on to serve as the 7th President of Singapore until August 31, 2017.

In a press release, Lim Chow Kiat, Chief Executive Officer of GIC, said, “As Special Advisor, Dr Tan will provide much value in broadening and strengthening GIC’s network of senior statesmen and leaders of corporations and institutions who may be constructive in advancing the business and interests of GIC. We will also benefit from his extensive knowledge and perspectives on global matters.”

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Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew Joins Lindsay Goldberg

New York-based buyout firm Lindsay Goldberg LLC has announced that Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew will join the company as a partner focusing on investments across sectors, institutional relationships, and firm management, according to an announcement released on Monday, November 20. Lindsay Goldberg is a private equity firm co-founded by Alan E. Goldberg and Robert D. Lindsey, both veterans of Morgan Stanley in which they worked in the Transaction Development Group.

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San Diego City Employees Retirement System to Reduce PE and Infrastructure for FY 2018

The San Diego City Employees’ Retirement System plans to reduce annual commitments to private equity and infrastructure down to US$ 75 million for fiscal year 2018. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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