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SWFI – Movers and Shakers – January 11, 2015

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Obama to Nominate Community Banker to Fed’s Board of Governors

The White House is looking to nominate Allan Landon, a former community banker, to the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors. Landon was chairman and chief executive of Bank of Hawaii Corporation, serving as CEO from 2004 to 2010. Landon also has experience at First American Corporation and Ernst & Young. In a statement, U.S. President Obama said, “Allan Landon has the proven experience, judgment and deep knowledge of the financial system to serve at the Federal Reserve during this important time for our economy.”

President Obama added, “He brings decades of leadership and expertise from various roles, particularly as a community banker.”

Rojas Steps Down as Paraguay FinMin

The Finance Minister of Paraguay German Rojas resigned from his post on December 24, 2014. Rojas is lauded for Paraguay’s sovereign debt issue of US$ 1 billion, 30-year bonds in August 2014. Rojas’ successor is rumored to be Santiago Pena who works at Banco Central del Paraguay and is a U.S.-trained economist. Pena spent a few years at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Sylvia Pozezanac to Lead Prudential Financial’s Strategic Solutions Group

Prudential Financial Inc. has named Sylvia Pozezanac as senior managing director and head of the strategic solutions group (SSG). She joined the strategic solutions group as global head of consultant relations in October 2013. She spent 26 years at consulting firm Towers Watson and its predecessor. She replaced Kevin Myers who made the decision to retire in July. Pozezanac will report to Stephen Pelletier, the chief operating officer of Prudential Financial’s U.S. business.

BlueBay Snatches Strategic Investments Group Salesperson

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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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