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VTB Comments on Ability to Loan QIA Money for Rosneft Buy

Russian banking giant VTB commented that the bank would be able to provide a loan for the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) to acquire the large stake in Rosneft.

Temasek Nearing Deal on Pine Labs

Singapore’s Temasek Holdings is nearing a deal to acquire a major stake in Pine Labs for between US$ 350 million to US$ 400 million. The company is a digital payments platform based in India. The largest shareholder in Pine Labs remains Sequoia Capital.

Sam Green Joins Russell Investments

Sam Green, a former employee at the Washington State Investment Board (WSIB) and Oregon State Treasury, joined Russell Investments as a private market analyst.

Sue Thompson Joins State Street

State Street Global Advisors named Sue Thompson as head of Americas distribution for the SPDR exchange-traded fund business. Previously, she was CEO of Thompson Peak Advisory, her own consulting company. Before that, she held roles at BlackRock and Vanguard. Thompson will report to Rory Robin, Global Head of SPDR ETFs at State Street Global Advisors. This is a new role and Thompson will be based in Boston.

HNA Group Sells Shanghai Development

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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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