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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.

White House Nominates Heath Tarbert for CFTC Chairman

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The White House announced Heath P. Tarbert will be nominated to serve as Commissioner and Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Tarbert currently serves as Assistant Secretary for International Markets at the U.S. Treasury Department. Before joining the U.S. Treasury, Tarbert was a Partner at law firm Allen & Overy. Tarbert was confirmed by the U.S. Senate for his current Treasury post at 87 (yes) to 8 (no).

Upon Senate confirmation, Tarbert’s CFTC term would start on April 14, 2019 and last for five years. Tarbert is taking over from J. Christopher Giancarlo whose term ends in April 2019. Tarbert will need a U.S. Senate confirmation to take the head CFTC post.

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KIA Could Sell Stake in North Sea Energy Business

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The Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), through its unit Wren House Investment Management, is nearing a deal to sell a 40% stake in its North Sea energy business to JPMorgan Asset Management. In July 2018, KIA closed on a deal to acquire oil and gas pipeline firm North Sea Midstream Partners from ArcLight Capital.

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Pensioenfonds PGB Hires BMO Global for Equity Protection Strategy

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Pensioenfonds PGB is a Dutch multi-sector pension fund. PGB awarded a mandate to implement a protection strategy for its €12 billion equity portfolio to BMO Global Asset Management. PGB is a €26.5 billion fund. PGB has been using BMO Global’s responsible engagement overlay since 2017.

The Chief Investment Officer of PGB is Harold Clijsen.

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