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SWFI – Movers and Shakers – April 8, 2015

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SEC Exam Chief Bowden Leaves for Private Sector

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Exam Chief Andrew Bowden is leaving the agency at the end of April to return to the private sector. Bowden was head of the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, becoming director in June 2013. He joined the SEC in November 2011. Before his work at the SEC, Bowden had a long stint at Legg Mason Capital Management.

Bowden made financial media headlines when he commented at a private equity event, “By far, the most common observation our examiners have made when examining private equity firms has to do with the adviser’s collection of fees and allocation of expenses. When we have examined how fees and expenses are handled by advisers to private equity funds, we have identified what we believe are violations of law or material weaknesses in controls over 50% of the time.”

CIFC Asset Management Hires Julian Weldon

New York-based CIFC Asset Management hired Julian Weldon as head of corporate strategy. In this new role, Weldon will work with CIFC Co-Presidents Steve Vaccaro and Oliver Wriedt and help expand the company’s non-CLO business. Weldon comes from Garrison Investment Group where he served as general counsel and chief compliance officer. Before 2008, Weldon was senior counsel in the banking department at law firm Allen & Overy.

Sovereign Wealth Fund GIC Hires More Junior Bankers

Singapore’s GIC Private Limited hired Charlie Wagner from UBS Investment Bank to be an associate in the infrastructure group in New York. Wagner spent a year at UBS working in investment banking in the global power and renewable energy group. Before that, Wagner was an investment banking analyst at RBS working in power and utilities.

Hanno Rejoins AlpInvest from Partners Group

Eric Hanno is rejoining AlpInvest, a unit of The Carlyle Group, as a principal. Hanno was Senior Vice President of Direct and Primary Investments at Partners Group AG. Hanno worked at AlpInvest as an associate from March 2010 to March 2011. Hanno is an advisory board member at the Colorado State University Institute for Entrepreneurship.

ABP Appoints Two New Supervisory Board Members

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SWFI First Read, June 21, 2018

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PSP Investments Nears Deal on Azelis

PSP Investments and EQT Partners (through fund EQT VIII) are in exclusive talks to acquire Belgium-based Azelis S.A. from funds managed by Apax Partners. Formed in 2001, Azelis is a specialty chemicals and food ingredients distributor. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals.

Oxford Properties Wins Rights on Barangaroo Office Development

Melbourne-based Grocon Pty Ltd selected Oxford Properties, the real estate unit of OMERS, as a preferred partner for it’s a A$ 2 billion, 5.2-hectare Barangaroo Central project development. This is an office tower development. Oxford Properties essentially won the rights toward the project (rumored at a price of A$ 100 million), freeing the developer from a high-cost finance deal with Maxcap, a lender.

Investment Management Corporation of Ontario Selects Jean Michel as CIO

The Investment Management Corporation of Ontario named Jean Michel as chief investment officer. This role is effective July 3, 2018. Michel was executive vice president, advisory services to depositors and strategic analysis, at Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec (CDPQ).

Wil Warren Named President of Lexington Partners

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Large Public Asset Owners Commit to Goodman Brazil Logistics Partnership

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Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) unveiled plans to commit 500 million BRL (C$ 175 million) in equity for a 20% interest in the newly established Goodman Brazil Logistics Partnership to invest in prime logistics and industrial assets in the key gateway cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Mubadala Supports Two European Aquaculture Transactions

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Mubadala Investment Company is keen on growing exposure to agribusinesses whether in farming or aquaculture. With money from Mubadala and AMERRA Capital Management LLC, Andromeda Group acquired Nireus SA (at 74.34% stake) and Selonda SA at (79.62% stake), two European aquaculture companies that focus on sea bream and sea bass. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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