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SWFI – Movers and Shakers – January 29, 2015

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UC Investment Office Hires Scott Chan

The University of California’s Office of the Chief Investment Officer of the Regents, which manages the system’s endowment, retirement and operational assets, has hired Scott Chan. Chan has been named senior managing director of public equity. Chan is coming from the Sacramento County Employees’ Retirement System (SCERS), where he started in 2010 from a hedge fund. Chan will start on February 17, 2015.

Franklin Templeton Hires Murphy from BlackRock

Elizabeth Murphy was appointed senior vice president of institutional sales at Franklin Templeton Investments. She will report to Scott Lee, head of institutional, United States at Franklin Templeton. Murphy was a director at BlackRock, augmenting relationships with clients and investment consultants. Before BlackRock, Murphy was in a similar role at Deutsche Asset Management.

DCM Ventures Promotes Honda to General Partner

DCM Ventures recently promoted Osuke Honda to general partner. He joined the venture capital firm in 2007. Some of his investments include Daum Kakao Kosdaq: 035720, Happy Elements, Freee, Scigineer, Tab, RealScout and LASO. Osuke was a principal and operation committee member at Globis Capital Partners.

DCM Ventures was formed in 1996.

UBS Hires Koo from HSBC

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Scatec Solar Places Big Solar Bet in Bangladesh

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Oslo-based Scatec Solar ASA, a publicly-traded independent power producer operating in the emerging market solar development space, plans to construct and own a 800 mega watt photovoltaic solar power plant in Chandpur, Bangladesh. Scatec Solar has solar assets scattered across numerous emerging markets such as South Africa, Rwanda, Honduras, Egypt, Jordan and the Czech Republic.

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APFC Sells $1.4 Billion Stake in Simpson Housing

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The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC) embarked on a major shift in its real estate portfolio by selling a 50% ownership stake in Denver-based Simpson Housing LLLP for US$ 1.4 billion. Simpson Housing had made up roughly 24.7% of APFC’s US$ 5.6 billion real estate portfolio. The other owner of Simpson Housing is that State of Michigan Retirement Systems.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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ISIF Invests in Cybersecurity Firm Vectra

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The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) committed €10 million to Vectra Networks, Inc., a San Jose, U.S.-based cybersecurity company. The investment capital will assist Vectra in creating a research and development center in Dublin.

ISIF is part of a larger funding round of €30 million. These other investors include Khosla Ventures, Accel Partners, DAG Ventures, AI Ventures, AME Cloud Ventures and Wipro Ventures.

Kevin Dillon, who is the former Head of Microsoft Ireland and a Managing Partner at Atlantic Bridge, will join the board of directors at Vectra.

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