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SWFI First Read, August 22, 2017

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Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation Posts 12.57% FY 2017 Return

The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation returned 12.57% in fiscal year 2017. APFC ended June 30, 2017 with a total record value of US$ 59.8 billion.

BlackRock Eyes Investment in Hyundai Merchant Marine

BlackRock is in talks to possibly commit around 1 trillion KRW into Hyundai Merchant Marine Co Ltd, South Korea’s largest shipper company.

IPC Media Pension Scheme Awards Mandate to BlackRock

The Trustee of IPC Media Pension Scheme awarded BlackRock to be its fiduciary manager to oversee £600 million in assets. In addition, BlackRock agreed to provide training and support services for the trustees.

Callan Associates to Promote Greg Allen to CEO

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SWFI First Read, September 19, 2018

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QIA Eyes Investment in Chinese Lender Lufax

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) is in talks about a possible investment into Shanghai-based Lufax, one of China’s largest online lenders. The seller of the possible stake is China’s Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. Ltd. Lufax’s official name is Shanghai Lujiazui International Financial Asset Exchange Co. Ltd.

Wealth Funds Back Hotpot Giant

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Japanese Government Capital Provides Initial Life for Texas Bullet Train

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Dallas-based Texas Central Partners, LLC is the developer of a proposed high-speed rail system, dubbed the Texas Bullet Train, between Dallas and Houston. Project costs are estimated between US$ 12 billion to US$ 15 billion. The developer secured US$ 300 million in project loans from Japan Overseas Infrastructure Investment Corporation for Transport & Urban Development (JOIN) and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC). [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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DOJ Investing Tesla Over Musk Comments

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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is conducting a fraud investigation over Tesla as its CEO Elon Musk made public statements on twitter. This is a criminal probe. In addition, earlier, SWFI reported the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is conducting a civil inquiry into Elon Musk regarding his statements.

This all surrounds Musk tweeting in August that he was thinking of taking Tesla private and had “funding secured” for the transaction. Both government authorities are seeing if Musk misled investors and violated federal securities laws with his public statements.

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