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SWFI First Read, September 29, 2015

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Qatar Investment Authority Opens New York Office

Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) officially opened a New York office. QIA pledged to invest US$ 35 billion over the next five years.

BNY Mellon Grows Custodial Assets

BNY Mellon’s custodial assets have risen to US$ 28.6 trillion in the 12 months through June. In August, the banking giant finalized a deal with T. Rowe Price, giving them an additional US$ 770 billion in assets under administration.

Klann Leaves ADIA for Bilfinger Real Estate Asset Management

Ralf Klann has left the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) and is joining Bilfinger Real Estate Asset Management on October 1, 2105. Klann will report to Michael Hintze, COO of Bilfinger Real Estate Germany.

Mark Redman Promoted to Lead Private Equity at OMERS

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BlackRock Contemplates Stake in Eurizon

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Asset management giant BlackRock is contemplating purchasing a 30% ownership stake in Intesa SanPaolo’s asset management unit called Eurizon Capital SGR S.p.A. BlackRock is keen on growing its technology business and increase market adoption of its Aladdin platform.

Intesa has been working with UBS to seek out strategic options for Eurizon. Intesa is keen on maintaining control over Eurizon.

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SWFI First Read, June 22, 2018

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JPMorgan Fund Buys 40% of Oxford Properties’ French Portfolio

A fund advised by JP Morgan Asset Management committed €400 million in Oxford Properties’ French portfolio. Essentially, Oxford Properties sold a 49.9% non-managing interest in 32 Rue Blanche, 92 Avenue de France and Paris Bastille. Oxford Properties made its maiden investment in Paris in 2014 when it acquired 32 Rue Blanche.

Oxford Properties is the real estate unit of OMERS.

Temasek Explores Further Cash Commitments to FirstCry

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DOL Fiduciary Role is Struck Down by Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

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The U.S. Court of Appeal, Fifth Circuit, confirmed a March 15th decision to strike down the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary rule. The fiduciary rule is a series of seven different rules that broadly interpret the term “investment advice fiduciary” and redefine exemptions to provisions concerning fiduciaries that appear in the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a decision by a Dallas federal court that had upheld the DOL fiduciary rule.

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