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SWFI – Movers and Shakers – January 6, 2017

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UBS RE Executive to Exit for GIC UK Role

Iain Cahoon is leaving UBS AG as co-head of EMEA real estate to become Head of U.K. for Singapore’s GIC Private Limited.

Pablo Sánchez Named President of Banco Central de Bolivia

Pablo Sánchez is taking over as President of Banco Central de Bolivia (the Central Bank of Bolivia). He is replacing Marcelo Zabalaga who served as central bank head since November 2010. Sánchez is the former President of the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (UMSA).

Juan Jose Echavarria to Succeed Uribe at Banco de la República de Colombia

Juan Jose Echavarria, the former Colombian Vice Minister of Commerce, was named as the General Manager of Banco de la República de Colombia (Colombia’s central bank). He replaces José Darío Uribe who held the position for 12 years, reaching his term limit. The central bank’s board will also replace another two members during the first quarter of 2017.

Ken Frier and Gretchen Tai Join SECOR Asset Management, Open West Coast Office

Ken Frier and Gretchen Tai have joined SECOR Asset Management, which is an asset management firm that also provides outsourced CIO (OCIO) services. Frier and Tai will be based in a newly-opened West coast office and report to Tony Kao, SECOR’s managing principal of the investment advisory and portfolio solutions businesses. Ken Frier was recently Chief Investment Officer at San Francisco-based Atlas Capital Advisors and was once at CIO at Stanford Management Company. Tai was last Chief Investment Officer at HP.

Susan Potter to Oversee U.S. East Region Business at Willis Towers Watson

Willis Towers Watson promoted Susan Potter to lead its newly-created U.S. East region, overseeing business as Region Head, U.S. East. She has been with the firm for more than 20 years, previously serving as Region Head, U.S. Atlantic & Southeast. She was a Managing Consultant for nearly 5 years at then Towers Watson. She is a member of the Willis Towers Watson North American leadership team.

Gareth Isaac to Lead Invesco’s EMEA Fixed Income Business

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Angolan Government Cancels Port Concession, Reviews Others

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Atlantic Ventures SA, which has ties to Isabel dos Santos (daughter to former Angolan president,) lost its concession rights to construct a US$ 1.5 billion port – the Barra do Dande port – near Luanda. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Egyptian Parliament Passes Draft Law on Misr Fund

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Egypt’s state news agency revealed the country is forming a sovereign wealth fund with initial capital of 5 billion Egyptian pounds, with 1 billion Egyptian pounds of that amount being immediately transferred from the Egyptian public treasury. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Capital Constellation Backs Middle Market PE Platform

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Capital Constellation is the investment platform owned by the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC), RPMI Railpen, and Wafra Inc. on behalf of the Public Institution for Social Security of Kuwait (PIFSS). [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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