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SWFI – Movers and Shakers – December 9, 2014

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Commonfund Appoints JP Morgan Executive to Boost Lagging AUM

Commonfund has hired Catherine M. Keating as the new CEO, starting February 1, 2015. She is head of investment management – Americas at JP Morgan Asset Management. Keating replaces Commonfund CEO Verne Sedlacek. Commonfund manages approximately US$ 25 billion, mostly for endowments.

MSCI Hires Seyer as Global Head of Client Coverage

MSCI has hired Laurent Seyer as global head of client coverage. Seyer is the former CEO of Lyxor Asset Management, holding that helm from 2006-2012. Seyer joins from AXA Investment Managers where he was global head of the client group.

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management Hires Executive for Passive Investment Distribution for EMEA

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Kuala Lumpur to Singapore Highway Delayed

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The Malaysian government under Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad has been reprioritizing its large-scale infrastructure developments. The highly anticipated railway from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore has been delayed by another five years. The governments of Malaysia and Singapore signed a formal agreement on September 5, 2018. The previous ruling party in Malaysia had set the railway in motion, but the current administration is seeking time for further review. A joint statement suggested that the railway was still a certainty.

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Former FSDEA Chairman Arrested in Angola

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Jose Filomeno de Sousa dos Santos, the son of Angola’s former president and former chairman of the country’s sovereign wealth fund, has been placed under arrest, according to the state prosecutor’s office. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Keppel Land China Acquires Stake in Nanjing Jinsheng Real Estate Development

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On September 20, 2018, Keppel Land China, a subsidiary of Singapore-based Keppel Corporation, purchased a 40% stake in Nanjing Jinsheng Real Estate Development Co, a subsidiary of Gemdale Corporation. Keppel Land China did the deal through an entity called Eternal. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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