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SWFI First Read, May 26, 2016

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Blackstone Ponders Logicor Sale

The Blackstone Group is in talks on whether to sell its European logistics business called Logicor. The platform is valued around €11 billion, including debt. At the moment, asset owners are clamoring for high-quality logistical assets.

Cybersecurity: OMERS Forms Tech Committee

The Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System (OMERS) has formed a Technology Committee to assist its board of directors in meeting its fiduciary and related obligations by providing oversight over: the OMERS information technology (IT) plan and significant technology initiatives, including the LEAP Program and cyber security; (the business continuity program; and related risks. The committee will be comprised of a minimum of three directors. These members will serve 1-year terms and be recommended by the OMERS board.

Franklin Templeton Affected by Gulf Redemptions

According to a 2nd quarter 2016 earnings call, over US$ 1.8 billion worth of assets under management were lost from two global equities mandates managed by Franklin Templeton. One was from a Gulf-based sovereign wealth fund and the other was from an Australian investor.

Fondo de Ahorro de Panamá Welcomes New Board Members

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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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