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SWFI First Read, May 1, 2018

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Chinese Regulator Permits Increased Foreign Ownership to 51% in JV Fund Management

In a bid to stimulate the country’s asset management industry, the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) increased the ceiling of foreign ownership of joint venture fund management companies to 51% from 49%.

Koum Leaves Facebook

Jan Koum, a Co-Founder of WhatsApp, exited Facebook. Koum sold WhatsApp to Facebook for US$ 19 billion in 2014.

Mubadala Dreams of Tech Hub

Mubadala Investment Company plans to construct a technology hub in Abu Dhabi in 2019 to lure technology companies.

SAMA Launches Fintech Saudi Initiative

The Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) revealed the creation of the Fintech Saudi initiative in a bid to have the country be a hub for financial technology.

ISIF Invests in AMCS

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ADIA Seeks to Sell KIC Headquarters

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The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) is seeking to sell the building that houses the headquarters of the Korea Investment Corporation (KIC). [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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BMO and OTPP Test Blockchain Canadian Dollar Debt Deal

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The Bank of Montreal (BMO) and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) participated in a landmark blockchain Canadian-dollar debt transaction. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Just Group Acquires Corinthian Pension Consulting

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Just Group plc acquired a 75% ownership stake in the holding company of Corinthian Pension Consulting Limited (Corinthian Pension Consulting). Operating in the institutional world for over 12 years, Corinthian Pension Consulting provides advisory services to defined-benefit pension scheme trustees and scheme sponsors undertaking bulk scheme exercises. The remaining 25% will be retained by current shareholders of Corinthian Pension Consulting. Robert MacGregor will continue to lead Corinthian Pension Consulting, as its Chief Executive Officer. Furthermore, Corinthian Benefits Consulting Limited and Corinthian Affinity Solutions Limited will continue to operate as before, becoming part of a newly formed holding company, Corinthian Group Holdings Limited.

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