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SWFI First Read, March 14, 2017

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PremjiInvest Participates in Series B in iD Fresh Food

Bengaluru-based iD Fresh Food (India) Pvt. Ltd., which was formed in 2006, raised US$ 25 million in a Series B round from PremjiInvest, a family office. iD Fresh Food is a maker of ready-to-cook dosa and idli batter.

J.P. Morgan Asset Management Wants in on Smart Beta ETF Distribution, Hires Bryon Lake

J.P. Morgan Asset Management poached Bryon Lake as head of international exchange-traded funds. This is a new role and he will be based in London. Bryon Lake was an executive at Invesco Powershares. Lake had been with the Powershares company since 2002.

Central Bank of Iceland Lifts Some Rules to Allow Pensions to Invest Overseas

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GIC Raises Stake in China Oilfield Services

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On November 14 2018, Singapore’s GIC Private Limited acquired 2,982,000 H- shares in China Oilfield Services Ltd at an average price of HK$ 6.9883. GIC increased its ownership in China Oilfield Services to 9.07% from 8.91%. China Oilfield Services is an oilfield services company. It is a majority owned subsidiary of Chinese state owned company CNOOC Group.

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Carlyle Group Completes Deal on 19.9 Percent Stake in Fortitude Re

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More private equity firms are scooping up reinsurance assets. The Carlyle Group finalized its acquisition of a 19.9% stake in Fortitude Group Holdings, LLC, whose group companies operate as Fortitude Re (formerly DSA Re) from American International Group, Inc. (AIG) The transaction was first announced on August 1, 2018. Part of this deal included Fortitude Re inking an investment management agreement (IMA) whereby US$ 6 billion of assets will be committed into a variety of Carlyle investment strategies.

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RDIF, Indorama Corporation, and Yadran Oil Ink Joint Investment in Tartarstan

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The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), and Singapore-based Indorama Corporation Pte Ltd, a chemical corporation in Asia, and JSC Yadran-Oil, the company authorized by the Government of the Republic of Tatarstan, have agreed to jointly implement investment projects in Russia. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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