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SWFI First Read, August 16, 2016

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CPPIB-Backed Crestone Peak Resources Names Buchanon As CEO

Crestone Peak Resources, an oil and natural gas exploration and production company that is 95% owned by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), named Tony Buchanon as chief executive officer. Buchanon was also named to Crestone Peak’s board of directors. He recently worked as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer at Bonanza Creek Energy, and previously as Production Operations Manager for Noble Energy, Inc.

Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect Gets Green Light

China’s State Council approved the launch of the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect. The program was expected to go live more than 1 year ago. In November 2014, the Shanghai-Hong Kong Connect Scheme was launched.

Keppel DC REIT Buys Data Center in Milan

Keppel DC REIT acquired a data center in Milan, Italy for S$ 57.3 million in a bid to expand operations in continental Europe. This is the real estate investment trust’s first investment in Italy. The sellers were Riaz Valani, Sebastiano Rizzo and Faizul Lalji. The data center is made up of three interconnected 4-storey buildings with a total leasable area of around 15,365 square meters. Keppel DC REIT is sponsored by Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation Limited.

Vitol Wins Deal for KMG Kashagan Share

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Capital Constellation Backs Middle Market PE Platform

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Capital Constellation is the investment platform owned by the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC), RPMI Railpen, and Wafra Inc. on behalf of the Public Institution for Social Security of Kuwait (PIFSS). [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Canadian Pension Giants Could Support Trans Mountain Pipeline Deal

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The British Columbian (B.C.) government and indigenous groups publicly oppose the Trans Mountain Pipeline project over a number of issues, which include environmental concerns (potential pipeline spills) and land protections. The threat of project derailment sent jitters to Houston-based Kinder Morgan, Inc., requiring the company to halt non-essential spending on Trans Mountain Pipeline L.P. Calgary-based Kinder Morgan Canada Limited, which owns the pipeline, is a listed company that is 70% owned by Kinder Morgan and 30% owned by stock market investors (float). Kinder Morgan Canada hired TD Securities to explore options regarding the future of the pipeline.

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Goldman Sachs Poised to Name David Solomon as New CEO

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Goldman Sachs is poised to name David M. Solomon, the firm’s president, as its new CEO, replacing Lloyd C. Blankfein. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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