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SWFI First Read, August 24, 2017

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Tom Meyers Leaves LGIM America for Aviva Investors

Aviva Investors, the asset management unit of Aviva Plc, hired Tom Meyers as executive director and head of Americas client solutions. This move is effective September 12, 2017. Tom Meyers will be based out of Chicago and report to Mike Craston, CEO of Aviva Investors Americas, and Louise Kay, global head of client solutions at the firm. Previously, Meyers was Senior Investment Director at Legal and General Investment Management, America.

Ontario Teachers’ Participated in Traeger Grills Recap

Private equity firm Trilantic Capital Management L.P. has recapitalized Salt Lake City-based Traeger Pellet Grills LLC, a wood pellet company. AEA Investors has become the new majority shareholder of Traeger Grills. Investing alongside AEA Investors is the Ontario Teachers (OTPP), Traeger Grills CEO Jeremy Andrus and Trilantic North America.

Ascendas-Singbridge Group Buys Land in Pune

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CalPERS Commits $5 Billion Toward US Enhanced Equity Strategy

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The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) moved US$ 5 billion toward an internally-managed U.S. enhanced equity strategy. This falls under the global equity bucket at CalPERS.

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Chinese SAFE Investment Company Sells Off Stake in Ropemaker Place

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Singapore-listed property company Ho Bee Land, acquired a prime office at 25 Ropemaker Place, EC2, located in the City of London, for £650 million. The property went up for sale in December 2017.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Norway SWF Adds to Existing Investment in Central London

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On June 15, 2018, Norges Bank Real Estate Management, the manager of Norway Government Pension Fund Global, acquired 25 percent of a long leasehold interest in 30 Warwick Street in central London, in joint venture with The Crown Estate. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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