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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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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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