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SWFI – Movers and Shakers – August 17, 2015

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CBRE Global Investors Appoints Ferguson as Global CIO

T. Ritson Ferguson has been named global chief investment officer of Los Angeles-based CBRE Global Investors. This is a new role. Ferguson will maintain his role as CEO and Co-CIO of CBRE Clarion Securities, the equity securities management arm of CBRE Global Investors. Ferguson joined CBRE in 2011 when the firm acquired the real estate investment management business of Dutch lender ING Groep. Ferguson co-founded the predecessor company to Radnor, Pennsylvania-based CBRE Clarion Securities in 1991, along with Kenneth Campbell and Jarrett Kling. Ferguson has held roles at K.S. Sweet Associates, Bain & Company, and Trammell Crow Company. Ferguson served in the U.S. Air Force.

David Leduc Takes CEO Reins at Standish Mellon

David Leduc was named chief executive officer of Standish Mellon Asset Management Co., replacing Desmond Mac Intyre who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. Leduc is currently the CIO of Standish Mellon and will continue to serve in that role. Standish Mellon is a subsidiary of BNY Mellon Investment Management.

Korea’s NPS Appoints Hedge Fund Head

Korea’s National Pension Service named James Young as the institutional investor’s first head of hedge fund investments. Young comes from Topor & Co. Korea, a private investment office in which Oaktree Capital has an ownership stake. Young was a director at Topor. Before Topor, Young was at Tong Yang Asset Management, Samsung Securities, Woori Bank, UBS, Calyon, Ssangyong Securities and Sumitomo Trust.

Citi Poaches ex-State Street European Transition Manager

Citi has hired Adnan Choudhary from State Street. Choudhary will be a portfolio transitions manager in Citi’s European Transition Management team. At State Street, he was an investment transition manager on the European team.

Atallah Comes Back to Dubai

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Ascendas-Singbridge Acquires Three Hotels in Osaka

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Singapore’s Ascendas-Singbridge has acquired three hotels in Osaka for 10.29 billion JPY to tap tourism growth in Japan’s third-largest city.

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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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