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BVK Buys a Retail Center in Atlanta Suburb

On behalf of Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK), CBRE Global Investors and Universal-Investment, have acquired the North Point MarketCenter in Alpharetta. Alpharetta is a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, for roughly US$ 109 million. CBRE Global Investors plans to make improvements to the property. The seller was PGIM Real Estate. The property is located at 6200 N. Point Parkway.

Norway’s Sovereign Wealth Fund Challenged in Singapore and Japanese Real Estate

Norges Bank Investment Management’s CEO Yngve Slyngstad told Norway’s Finance Committee that he does “not see attractive property projects in Singapore and Tokyo today.”

Aberdeen Asset Management Hires New COO for APAC Region

Aberdeen Asset Management named Vance Duigan as chief operating officer of the Asia-Pacific region. Duigan replaces Andrew Narracott. Vance Duigan is a former executive at Goldman Sachs.

Turkey Wealth Fund Looks to Partner with IDB on Islamic Mortgages

The Turkey Wealth Fund inked a deal with the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) to explore the formation of Islamic mortgages and different types of opportunities.

Sullivan & Cromwell Partner Jay Clayton to Head SEC

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Jay Clayton to lead the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Clayton won approval from the Senate in a 61 to 37 vote. Clayton is a Partner at law firm Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.

Korea’s NPS Seeks to Unload Sony Center in Berlin

South Korea’s National Pension Service (NPS) is looking to sell its ownership stake in the Sony Center in Berlin. NPS hired Eastdil Secured and BNP Paribas Real Estate to find buyers. NPS invested in the property in 2010 which is located in Potsdamer Platz.

South Korea’s Construction Workers Mutual Aid Association Select Goldman Sachs and Park Square Capital for Mandates

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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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