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SWFI First Read, November 1, 2015

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AGAIN: Nigeria Looks to Form Bigger Infrastructure Fund

Shifting economic tactics, the government of Nigeria has plans to form a US$ 25 billion infrastructure fund to navigate capital into the energy and transportation sectors. The fund could attract institutional investors both locally and internationally, even from the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) and Nigerian domestic pensions. This infrastructure fund could also attract the attention of other sovereign funds looking to gain access to sub-Saharan African infrastructure with government support.

KIC and NICNBK Signed MoU

Earlier in the Fall, the Korea Investment Corporation (KIC) met with the National Investment Corporation of the National Bank of Kazakhstan (NICNBK). The two sovereign wealth funds signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

OMERS Explores Options for Marketwired

OMERS Private Equity is looking to sell Toronto-based Marketwired LP, a company that distributes press releases. OMERS hired Bank of Montreal (BMO) to assist in the sale. Marketwired could fetch around US$ 200 million.

NEVER SURRENDER: Gassled Investors Appeal

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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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