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SWFI – Movers and Shakers – February 23, 2015

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Morgan Stanley Hires Former OTPP Executive

Frederik Wijsenbeek joined the ranks of financial giant Morgan Stanley as an executive director in private equity. Based in London, Wijsenbeek will be working on a US$ 1.5 billion mid-market private equity fund. Previously, Wijsenbeek was an investment partner at London-based Global Family Partners, a multi-family office focused on direct investments and direct family-to-family trade. From 2010 to 2013, Wijsenbeek served as head of direct private equity – Europe for Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP). Between 2003 and 2009, he was a partner at Bregal Capital, a fund backed by the Brenninkmeijer family.

Jonathon Griggs Comes Back to JP Morgan Asset Management

Jonathon Griggs was hired by JP Morgan Asset Management to head a new position as director of applied research for the global fixed income, currencies and commodities. This is Griggs second run at JP Morgan; he was chief investment officer for currency management until 2013. In between JP Morgan asset management roles, Griggs was senior portfolio manager at Rogge Global Partners. In this new role at JP Morgan, Griggs will be creating global macro strategies and risk budgeting across the firm’s unconstrained and absolute-return fixed-income funds.

Former NewSmith Equity Management Executives Split for BNP Paribas

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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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