SWFI First Read, September 26, 2016

BlackRock Hires Former Investment Consulting Executive to Lead EMEA Consulting Relations

Alexandra Haggard is leading BlackRock’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region consulting relations team. She will be based in London and report to John Gee-Grant, BlackRock’s global head of consultant relations. Haggard is the former chief executive officer of Stamford Associates, an investment consulting firm. She started at Stamford in January 2015 and exited in February 2016. Before Stamford, Haggard worked for Russell Investments for around 14 years.

KIA Has Invested Hundreds of Billions in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Kuwait News Agency reported on September 24, 2016, that the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) had allocated capital to funds in infrastructure projects in collaboration with World Bank. The KIA has invested US$ 484 million in sectors regarding infrastructure and power, as well as other projects in Africa.

French Giant CDC Plans to Sell Some Company Holdings of Large French Companies

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