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SWFI – Movers and Shakers – February 24, 2016

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JLL Separates CEO and President Role

Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) is dividing the role of president and CEO. Colin Dyer, who currently holds both roles, will become CEO only. Christian Ulbrich, currently chief executive officer for the EMEA region, will become JLL’s president in June 2016. Guy Grainer will become CEO of the EMEA region, leaving his role as the U.K. CEO. Chris Ireland will then become U.K. CEO at JLL.

Murray to Lead Direct PE Investments in Financials for OTPP

Michael Murray has been promoted to lead direct private equity investments in the financial services sector. His team focuses on subsectors such as property and casualty insurance, asset and wealth management, specialty finance, and payments. Murray joined OTPP in 2005.

BNY Mellon’s Vice Chair to Leave Firm

Curtis Arledge, a vice chairman of Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BNY Mellon) and chief executive officer of the company’s investment management unit is leaving the firm to pursue other opportunities. Asset under management grew about 60% under his leadership. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Knut Kjær Named to Supervisory Board of APG

APG Asset Management, which oversees Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP, named Knut Kjær as a member of its supervisory board. Kjær is currently Chairman and Partner at FSN Capital Partners, a Nordic private equity firm. He was founding chief executive of Norges Bank Investment Management, which oversees Norway Government Pension Fund Global.

Norway SWF to Vote for More Disclosures on Two Canadian Companies

In a unique move, Norges Bank Investment Management, the manager of Norway Government Pension Fund Global, plans to support a vote in favor on a proposals for climate change reporting for TransCanada Corporation and support a vote in favor of Canada’s Imperial Oil Limited to disclose water-related risks.

Jo Holden Promoted at Mercer to UK CIO

Jo Holden has been named U.K. Chief Investment Officer at investment consulting firm Mercer. She is based in Liverpool and replaces Steven Blackie who exited to be Head of Global Product Strategy for Aviva Investors. Holden has been at Mercer since 2002.

Hyundai Investments Aggregates Korean Capital for 3i European Operational Projects Fund

Hyundai Investments Co. Ltd. raised €180 million from South Korean institutional investors, mostly insurance companies, to commit to 3i European Operational Projects Fund, a PPP fund managed by 3i Group.

Cityhold Office Partnership Grows By Forming a New Property Partnership with EDGE Olympic

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Blackstone Reaches US$ 450 Billion in AUM

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The Blackstone Group LP, led by its CEO Stephen A. Schwarzman, grew its assets under management for the first quarter of 2018 up to a smashing record of US$ 449,613,826,000 – a 22% increase from the first quarter of 2017 (only US$ 344,650,797,000 was fee-earning AUM though). For the first quarter of 2018 – asset inflows were US$ 18.2 billion, bringing last-twelve-month inflows to a record US$ 112.2 billion.

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