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Temasek Holdings Invests in Bolt Threads Series D

Emeryville, California-based Bolt Threads raised US$ 213 million in a Series D round. Initially the round was US$ 123 million in November. Temasek Holdings, Formation 8, Founders Fund, and Fidelity Management, joined late to the round. Bolt Threads makes spider silk from microbugs.

ADIA Goes Big on Middle Income Housing in India

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) and India’s Housing Development Finance Corporation had committed more than US$ 1 billion to a joint fund. ADIA provided most of the capital at a reported US$ 900 million.

More than US$ 500 million of that amount will target affordable housing and middle-income housing projects in India.

Bart Grenier to Lead Asset Management at Fidelity International

Bart Grenier was named Global Head of Asset Management at Fidelity International. He will be based in London. He was previously a Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer at The Boston Company Asset Management. Grenier has worked at Fidelity Investments from 1991 to 2005.

New Mexico State Investment Council Awards US$ 100 Million Mandate

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Follow the Money – Episode 45

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This longer-than-normal episode covers a wide range of issues including such as sovereign wealth funds, bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, Indian real estate, ESG, investment exclusions, central banking and more.

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The views in this media are expressed by Michael Maduell and other participants and are not reflective of the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI).

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CalPERS Board Elects Priya Mathur as Board President

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The board of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) elected Priya Mathur as board president. The current president Rob Feckner was named vice president of the board. Feckner previously served as board president and vice president.

Priya Mathur is serving her fourth term on the CalPERS Board of Administration. Mathur is a principal financial analyst for Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART). Mathur represents public employees on the CalPERS Board, which she joined in 2002. She currently serves on four committees: Governance, Investment, Pension & Health Benefits, and Risk & Audit. She chairs the Pension & Health Benefits Committee and is vice chair of the Governance Committee.

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Oman SGRF Contemplates $1 Billion Infrastructure Fund

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Oman’s State General Reserve Fund (SGRF) is in discussions on forming a US$ 1 billion infrastructure fund. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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