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SWFI First Read, June 11, 2018

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UK FCA Courts Saudi Aramco Listing with Possible New Category

The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) signaled it was moving forward to develop a new category for premium listings of state-controlled enterprises. Finance experts see this as a move to entice Saudi Aramco to list in London.

BlackRock Forms First Onshore Equity Fund in Mainland China

BlackRock, through its unit BlackRock Investment Management (Shanghai) Co Ltd, formed its first onshore equity fund in China. The fund is called the BlackRock China A-Share Opportunities Private Fund 1 and is aimed at institutional investors and high-net-worth investors. BlackRock participates in the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect.

Schroders Hires Michelle Han

Schroders plc hired Michelle Han as head of marketing for the Asia-Pacific region. Han is based in Singapore. Before this role, she worked at the Capital Group, a U.S.-based asset management company.

Workers’ Compensation Fund Set for Logan Circle Mandate

The Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board oversees a number of funds, including the Common School Permanent Land Fund and Permanent Mineral Trust. The investment board awarded an approximate US$ 300 million mandate to Logan Circle Partners for a long-duration credit fixed income for the Workers’ Compensation Fund.

Savings Deposit Insurance Fund of Turkey Converts Foreign Currency Portfolio to Turkish Lira

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SWFI First Read, June 21, 2018

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PSP Investments Nears Deal on Azelis

PSP Investments and EQT Partners (through fund EQT VIII) are in exclusive talks to acquire Belgium-based Azelis S.A. from funds managed by Apax Partners. Formed in 2001, Azelis is a specialty chemicals and food ingredients distributor. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals.

Oxford Properties Wins Rights on Barangaroo Office Development

Melbourne-based Grocon Pty Ltd selected Oxford Properties, the real estate unit of OMERS, as a preferred partner for it’s a A$ 2 billion, 5.2-hectare Barangaroo Central project development. This is an office tower development. Oxford Properties essentially won the rights toward the project (rumored at a price of A$ 100 million), freeing the developer from a high-cost finance deal with Maxcap, a lender.

Investment Management Corporation of Ontario Selects Jean Michel as CIO

The Investment Management Corporation of Ontario named Jean Michel as chief investment officer. This role is effective July 3, 2018. Michel was executive vice president, advisory services to depositors and strategic analysis, at Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec (CDPQ).

Wil Warren Named President of Lexington Partners

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Large Public Asset Owners Commit to Goodman Brazil Logistics Partnership

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Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) unveiled plans to commit 500 million BRL (C$ 175 million) in equity for a 20% interest in the newly established Goodman Brazil Logistics Partnership to invest in prime logistics and industrial assets in the key gateway cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Mubadala Supports Two European Aquaculture Transactions

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Mubadala Investment Company is keen on growing exposure to agribusinesses whether in farming or aquaculture. With money from Mubadala and AMERRA Capital Management LLC, Andromeda Group acquired Nireus SA (at 74.34% stake) and Selonda SA at (79.62% stake), two European aquaculture companies that focus on sea bream and sea bass. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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