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SWFI – Movers and Shakers – February 16, 2017

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Gramercy Funds Management Hires Former Co-Head of Emerging Markets Structured Credit Trading at Deutsche Bank

Bradshaw McKee was hired as Managing Director, Capital Solutions and Distressed Portfolio Manager in Emerging Markets at Connecticut-based Gramercy Funds Management. This is a new position and McKee will report to Robert Koenigsberger, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer at Gramercy Funds Management. Before this role, McKee was Co-Head of Emerging Markets Structured Credit Trading at Deutsche Bank.

Sanjiv Bhatia Plans to Leave Harvard Endowment

Sanjiv Bhatia is leaving Harvard Management Company to start his own investment management shop. Bhatia worked in emerging market listed equities at the endowment. Bhatia had spent over 12 years at Goldman Sachs, leaving as Head of Asian Equity Trading.

NXT Capital Hires Pathway Capital Management Executive

Chicago, Illinois-based NXT Capital hired Linda Chaffin as Head of Institutional Marketing. She comes from Pathway Capital Management, serving as Senior Vice President. Previously, Chaffin led fund raising and investor relations for Marwit Capital, and held positions at GE Capital and JP Morgan Chase’s Mergers and Acquisitions Group.

Rix Gets Promotion at Aviva, as Clive Bolton Exits

Lindsey Rix who is currently Managing Director of Personal Lines U.K. General Insurance at Aviva is being promoted as Clive Bolton exits the company in March. Rix is being named Managing Director of Savings and Retirement at Aviva. This division includes the platform business, annuities and equity release.

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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