SWFI First Read, September 21, 2016

The Economist: How Norway spends its $882 billion global fund

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NZSF Generates Positive Annual Return Amid Tough Climate

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund (NZSF) returned 1.89% for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 (ended June 30, 2016). NZSF was hampered down by negative returns in global equities, an occurrence felt by many asset owners. NZSF outperformed its passive Reference Portfolio benchmark by 0.52% during the annual period.

CDPQ, Namakor and QMF Buyout Groupe Graham International

On September 19, 2016, NAMAKOR Holdings, the Québec Manufacturing Fund (QMF) and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) acquired all of the outstanding shares of Lachine, Quebec-based Groupe Graham International (GGI). GGI specializes in the design, engineering and manufacturing of customized electromechanical assemblies, works primarily in the aerospace, medical, industrial, transportation and self-serve electronic transaction kiosk sectors. CDPQ has invested in GGI since 2011.

Ian Scott Named Head of Investment Strategy at PPF

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