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SWFI First Read, November 19, 2015

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Mumtalakat Forms JV with Synergies Castings Limited

Bahrain’s Mumtalakat Holding agreed to form a joint venture with India-based Synergies Castings Limited, a company that focuses on aluminium casters and manufacturers of alloy wheels, to build an aluminium casting and specialty alloy wheel manufacturing facility in Bahrain. The development will be at the new molten metal park, adjacent to Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), which is a combined initiative between Mumtalakat and the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB). Mumtalakat will hold a 49% stake in the joint venture.

Raising Cash: Kazakhstan Seeks to IPO 43 State-Owned Companies in 2016-2017

Samruk-Kazyna announced the Kazakhstan government plans to sell stakes of at least 25% ownership in 43 large state-owned companies in 2016 and 2017. The method of selling the stakes would most likely be initial public offerings (IPO). Samruk-Kazyna manages the government’s shares of state-owned businesses. Some state-owned businesses that would go public include: company KazMunaiGas, uranium company Kazatomprom, railway company Kazakhstan Temir Zholy and mining firm Tau-ken Samruk. Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev told the public he would like Kazakh businessmen and companies to take part in the privatizations.

TutorGroup Raises Series C Round

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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.

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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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