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SWFI – Movers and Shakers – July 7, 2015

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John McCarthy Rejoins Starwood from Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

John McCarthy is coming back to Starwood Capital Group as managing director, global capital raising. From 2009 to 2012, he was global head of asset management at Starwood Capital Group. Before rejoining the Greenwich-based company, McCarthy was a Senior Portfolio Manager and Deputy Head of Europe for the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA). Before Starwood Capital (the first time around), he was Global Co-Head of Asset Management for Lehman Brothers Real Estate Private Equity, based in London.

LCH.Clearnet Scoops Up Former BNY Mellon Executive

LCH.Clearnet has hired John Vinci a former BNY Mellon executive to lead its U.S. repo clearing business. Vince was BNY Mellon’s former head of global product management and strategy within BNY’s broker-dealer services division. He is joining LCH.Clearnet on July 13, 2015.

BNY Mellon Hires Siegel for U.S. Private Equity and RE Fund Services

BNY Mellon hired Ned Siegel as a senior sales executive for private equity and real estate fund services in the United States. Previously, Siegel was at State Street for 22 years. He will report to Marina Lewin, global head of new business development, BNY Mellon asset servicing and segment head, alternative asset managers.

RBC Selects Guzman to Oversee Asset Management

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Youtube is Crashing

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Youtube, a video service of Google, is crashing. Institutional investors are major investors in Alphabet, the parent company of Google.

At 6:41 PM on October 16, 2018, Team YouTube tweeted, “Thanks for your reports about YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music access issues. We’re working on resolving this and will let you know once fixed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will keep you updated.”

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Investors Eye Tencent’s Next Moves

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Formed in Shenzhen in 1998, Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings Limited is the largest gaming company in the world and the largest gaming market is in China. In August 2018, China’s Education Ministry disclosed its monitoring how many new games are coming online. Tencent needs approval from the Chinese government to publish games. In 2017, almost 9,000 games were approved in China compared to only 1,931 in 2018. Chinese President Xi Jinping is keen on combating shortsightedness in children from the overuse of video games.

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Tencent will inject US$ $317.6 million into Chinese streaming site Bilibili in return for 12.3 % equity in the company. Bilibili is a video sharing site known for streaming anime, comics, and games. Tencent’s investment follows previous funding rounds from Tiger Global Management, Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, BlackRock, and Alkeon Capital Management. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Ireland Strategic Investment Fund Signs MoU with IFC

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The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will initially focus on investment opportunities in the food and agriculture sector, given its strength and importance for the Irish economy. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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