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SWFI First Read, October 13, 2015

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Norway’s SWF Gets Closer on Asia Square Tower in Singapore

An investor group consisting of Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) and Singapore’s biggest developer CapitaLand Ltd. were selected as the preferred bidder for a Singapore office tower called Asia Square Tower 1. BlackRock is the seller. Other bidders include ARA Asset Management Ltd. The 43-storey tower is located in Marina Bay and could be valued at more than S$ 3.5 billion.

Kreuzkamp Named CIO, Head of Investment Management at Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management

Stefan Kreuzkamp was appointed chief investment officer, head of investment management at Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management. Kreuzkamp on December 1, 2015, will replace Asoka Wohrmann, who will become head of retail banking at Deutsche Bank’s private and business clients division. Kreuzkamp will join Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management’s global executive committee. Currently, Kreuzkamp is regional chief investment officer, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

USS Buys Moto Hospitality

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Grant & Eisenhofer Reveals Fortis Investors to Receive $1.5 Billion in Mega Settlement

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Law firm Grant & Eisenhofer won a landmark case for its clients after a seven-year legal duel in Dutch courts. On July 13, 2018, the Amsterdam Court of Appeals officially approved the largest securities settlement ever reached in Europe, paving a path for international insurance company Ageas N.V./S.A. to begin payment of US$ 1.5 billion (€1.3 billion) to multiple groups of institutional and individual investors from Europe and the United States. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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State Street to Buy Charles River Systems

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State Street Corporation inked a deal to acquire Charles River Systems, Inc. (Charles River Development), a provider of investment management front office tools and solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, State Street will purchase Burlington, Massachusetts-based Charles River Development in an all-cash transaction for US$ 2.6 billion. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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FINMA Announces Rothschild Bank Broke Anti-Money Laundering Rules over 1MDB Fiasco

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The Rothschild Bank AG and one of its units called Rothschild Trust (Schweiz) AG got slapped with serious violations of anti-money laundering in regard to the 1MDB scandal. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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