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Harvard Management Company Seeks to Sell Major Private Market Interests, Over US$ 2.5 Billion

Harvard Management Company (HMC) is seeking to sell an excess of US$ 2.5 billion worth of fund interests in private equity, real estate and venture capital. US$1 billion is in private equity and venture capital interests with the rest in real estate fund interests. Cogent Partners is managing the sales process.

Badr Al-Olama to Lead Mubadala’s Aerospace Business

Badr Al-Olama has been promoted to lead Mubadala’s aerospace business. Under Al-Olama, Strata formed new partnerships with firms such as Boeing and Airbus. Taking his spot as CEO of Strata is Ismail Abdulla.

Fidelity International Hires Sonja Laud

Fidelity International hired Sonja Laud as its new head of equity. This is a new role. She will report to Paras Anand, Chief Investment Officer of Equities, Europe at Fidelity International.
Previously, Laud worked at Baring Asset Management overseeing multi-asset portfolios.

HESTA Gets a New CIO

HESTA named Sonya Sawtell-Rickson as its new chief investment officer. Previously, she worked at the QIC as an investment director in the organization’s global multi-asset team.

TPG and OTPP Make Bold Bid for Fairfaix Media, May Fall Short

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MAS Seeks to Commit $5 Billion to Private Equity and Infrastructure Managers

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From U.S. pension funds to asset-heavy sovereign wealth funds, Singapore is calculating that more institutional investor assets globally are being committed to the Asia region. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Singapore’s central bank, signaled and planned to commit US$ 5 billion with locally-based fund managers who will invest in private enterprises and infrastructure projects. The beneficiaries of the mandates will be private equity and infrastructure fund managers. MAS is seeking to lure top global asset managers to Singapore and firms that have a significant footprint in Singapore could be eligible for the funds. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Ivanhoe Cambridge Acquires Cap Ampere Campus from Natixis

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In one of the largest transactions in the French office sector, Ivanhoé Cambridge, real estate subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), has acquired a 90,000 square meter office-building campus from Natixis, in the Greater Paris area of Saint-Denis Pleyel. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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GIC Supports CapitaLand Shanghai Investment on Haimen Road

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GIC Private Limited, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, has entered into a 50:50 joint venture with Raffles City China Investment Partners III (RCCIP III), a fund controlled by CapitaLand. The joint venture is acquiring Shanghai’s tallest twin towers for an aggregate consideration of RMB 12.8 billion (US$ 1.84 billion). The property is located in Shanghai’s core Central Business District.

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