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SWFI – Movers and Shakers – January 14, 2015

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Lagarde Appoints Chief Administrative Officer for the IMF

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), made notice of her intent to appoint Carla Grasso to chief administrative officer of the IMF. This is a new role. Grasso will start her new role on February 2, 2015. Grasso spent 14 years at Vale S.A. serving as vice president for human resources and corporate services from 2001 to 2011. Before Vale S.A, Grasso was secretary of the Brazilian Supplementary Social Security Office from 1994 to 1997.

Brian Graff Named President of Private Finance at American Capital

Brian Graff has been promoted at Bethesda-based American Capital, Ltd. to president of private finance. He has been with American Capital since 2001. He has been a senior managing director since 2008. From 2000 to 2001, Graff was a principal of Odyssey Investments Partners, a private equity fund.

Nasdaq Hires Former Lewtan Technologies CEO

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Saudi Aramco and PIF See Opportunities in Russia

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Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) is currently exploring opportunities within Russia. PIF is working with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) on a number of fronts. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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HNA Group Aims to Shrink and Sell

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Chinese conglomerate HNA Group is on a selling spree due to an order from the government in Beijing to scale back on debt. HNA Group joins Anbang Insurance Group and Dalian Wanda Group in deleveraging from global assets, particularly in hotels and real estate. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Central Bank of Hungary Buys Mounds of Gold

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In October, the Central Bank of Hungary (MNB) boosted its gold reserves by 10 times, from 3.1 tons to 31.5 tons. This was revealed on October 16, 2018. The gold acquired by the central bank in October has a holding value of US$ 1.24 billion.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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