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SWFI First Read, May 9, 2016

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Nant Health Seeks IPO

Culver City-based Nant Health LLC which is backed by investors such as the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) and BlackBerry Corporation, plans to have its US$ 92 million initial public offering (IPO) on the Nasdaq. Jefferies and Cowen & Co. are serving as lead underwriters.

Investment Banks GCA Savvian and Altium Sign Merger Agreement

Investment bank GCA Savvian Corporation and financial advisory firm Altium Corporate Finance Group signed a definitive merger agreement. GCA will operate under the names GCA Altium in Europe and GCA in the United States and Asia. Altium will merge 100% of its shares into GCA.

South Africa’s PIC to Drive More Investments Locally

South Africa’s Public Investment Corporation (PIC) hopes to allocate 70 billion ZAR toward strategic development investments in the country over the next three to five years. The move is to drive economic growth and job creation in South Africa. These industries include manufacturing, mining, real estate, infrastructure, agriculture, energy and social infrastructure. In addition, PIC will dedicated another 1 billion ZAR toward small to medium enterprises in South Africa.

China Insurance Regulatory Commission to Investigate Anbang Insurance over Investments

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CPPIB Tries Out CLO Equity Tranche Investing with Sound Point Capital

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Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) through its wholly-owned subsidiary, CPPIB Credit Investments Inc. (CPPIB Credit), is broadening its portfolio through new investments in equity tranches of collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) alongside experienced CLO asset managers. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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CalPERS Names Yu Ben Meng as Chief Investment Officer

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The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) announced that Yu Ben Meng has been selected as the pension fund’s new chief investment officer (CIO). [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Ontario Nonprofit Network Awards Mandate to OPTrust

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The Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN), a nonprofit network for the 58,000 nonprofits in Ontario, selected OPTrust to manage defined benefit assets. ONN selected OPTrust Select, the new defined benefit solution from OPTrust. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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