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SWFI First Read, May 17, 2017

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APG Continues to Play in Dutch Residential Leasing Market

APG Asset Management is part of a group of investors to kick in an additional €280 million into a portfolio of Dutch residential rental properties overseen by Rotterdam-based Vesteda. The money will target opportunities in the areas of Ranstad, Brabant and other cities in Netherlands. Vesteda was advised by Kempen & Co on the capital raise.

Minnesota SIB Plans to Draft Inaugural Investment Beliefs Statement

The Minnesota State Board of Investment plans to join the crowd of U.S. public pension plans drafting investment beliefs. The investment belief statement for the pension system plans to be reviewed at the August 14, 2017 investment committee advisory meeting. In addition, the pension plan asked one of its consultants, PCA, to analyze and review the environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies of the system’s external fund managers. Those findings are due by November 20, 2017.

China Development Bank Leads Venture Funding Round for Chinese app maker Wacai

China Development Bank Capital, a subsidiary under China Development Bank (CDB), led a US$ 42 million funding round for Wacai, a Chinese provider of personal finance apps. Other investors in the round were New Horizon Capital, Qiming Venture Partners, CBC Capital and Ally Bridge Group. Wacai was formed in 2009.

Sigit Prasetya Named Head of Asia for CVC Capital Partners

CVC Capital Partners named Sigit Prasetya as head of Asia. This is a promotion. Previously, he was a Managing Director at CVC Capital Partners. Prior to joining CVC in 2007, Prasetya was Head of Southeast Asia for Henderson Equity Partners.

First State Investments Hires Former Deutsche Asset Management Client Executive for North American Distribution Role

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CPPIB Tries Out CLO Equity Tranche Investing with Sound Point Capital

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Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) through its wholly-owned subsidiary, CPPIB Credit Investments Inc. (CPPIB Credit), is broadening its portfolio through new investments in equity tranches of collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) alongside experienced CLO asset managers. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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CalPERS Names Yu Ben Meng as Chief Investment Officer

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The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) announced that Yu Ben Meng has been selected as the pension fund’s new chief investment officer (CIO). [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Ontario Nonprofit Network Awards Mandate to OPTrust

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The Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN), a nonprofit network for the 58,000 nonprofits in Ontario, selected OPTrust to manage defined benefit assets. ONN selected OPTrust Select, the new defined benefit solution from OPTrust. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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