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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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Emirates NBD Acquires Turkey’s Denizbank in $3.2 Billion Deal with Sberbank

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In a bid to establish itself as one of the region’s leading providers of financial services, Emirates NBD – Dubai’s largest bank – has entered into a deal to acquire a 99.99% stake in Turkey’s DenizBank A.Ş. for a bargain price of US$ 3.2 billion from Russian state-owned lender Sberbank. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Brazilian President Michel Temer Orders Liquidation of Sovereign Wealth Fund

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Brazilian President Michel Temer signed an executive order to shut down the country’s sovereign wealth fund. The money in the sovereign fund will go toward repayment of foreign debt.

The Sovereign Fund of Brazil, also known as Fundo Soberano do Brasil, was formed in 2008.

The formation of the Fundo Soberano do Brasil was authorized by then Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

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CDPQ Boosts Stake in Invenergy Renewables

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Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) boosted its ownership stake in Chicago-based Invenergy Renewables LLC. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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