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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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Follow the Money – Episode 45

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This longer-than-normal episode covers a wide range of issues including such as sovereign wealth funds, bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, Indian real estate, ESG, investment exclusions, central banking and more.

EPISODE 45

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The views in this media are expressed by Michael Maduell and other participants and are not reflective of the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI).

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CalPERS Board Elects Priya Mathur as Board President

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The board of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) elected Priya Mathur as board president. The current president Rob Feckner was named vice president of the board. Feckner previously served as board president and vice president.

Priya Mathur is serving her fourth term on the CalPERS Board of Administration. Mathur is a principal financial analyst for Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART). Mathur represents public employees on the CalPERS Board, which she joined in 2002. She currently serves on four committees: Governance, Investment, Pension & Health Benefits, and Risk & Audit. She chairs the Pension & Health Benefits Committee and is vice chair of the Governance Committee.

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Oman SGRF Contemplates $1 Billion Infrastructure Fund

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Oman’s State General Reserve Fund (SGRF) is in discussions on forming a US$ 1 billion infrastructure fund. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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