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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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Mauritius Aims to Sell Citizenship and Passports to Bolster National Wealth Fund

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The island country of Mauritius plans to offer foreigners a chance to obtain country citizenship in exchange for a non-refundable contribution of US$ 1 million to the national sovereign wealth fund. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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CapitaLand Aims to be a Real Estate Funding Machine

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CapitaLand Investment Management, a real estate investment management arm of Singapore-based CapitaLand, hired Caleb Shen as managing director for fund management. CapitaLand is keen on growing its real estate fund management business. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Treasurer Perrottet Reveals the NSW Generations Fund

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New South Wales wants its own Future Fund.

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