SWFI First Read, May 17, 2016

Investec Asset management Wins Sub-Saharan Africa Infrastructure Mandate

Investec Asset management won a mandate to manage a US$ 670 million fund called the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF). The fund, which was founded in 2002, is a public-private partnership financially backed by a number of governments including Switzerland, United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Sweden. The fund’s mandate is to finance infrastructure developments and projects in sub-Saharan Africa. More than 30 investment management firms applied for the opportunity. EAIF was advised by Riverhill Partners LLP and MDY Legal.

SVB Strengthens Irish Ties

Santa Clara-based Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) plans to commit US$ 100 million more toward technology and life science businesses in Ireland over the next five years. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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