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SWFI – Movers and Shakers – March 1, 2017

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Wilbur Ross Named 39th United States Secretary of Commerce

Wilbur Louis Ross Jr. was sworn in as the 39th United States Secretary of Commerce. By a vote in the U.S. Senate of 72-to-27, Ross was confirmed. Ross had extensive experience in bankruptcy-restructurings working at Rothschild Investments and eventually forming WL Ross & Co.

MarketAxess Grows, Names Head of Europe and Asia

Electronic trading venue MarketAxess Holdings Inc. hired Christophe Roupie as head of Europe and Asia. This is a new position and he will report to MarketAxess CEO Richard M. McVey. Before this role, he was at a Swiss family office and was Global Head of Trading and Securities Financing at AXA Investment Managers.

BNY Mellon Hires JPMorgan Veteran to Lead Financial Institutions Group in Japan

Yoshiyuki Shimoyama is joining BNY Mellon Investment Management to become the new head of financial institutions group, Japan. He will be based in Tokyo and report to Shogo Yamaguchi, Chairman and President of BNY Mellon Investment Management, Japan, and Lindsay Wright, Head of Distribution and co-Head of BNY Mellon Investment Management, Asia Pacific. Shimoyama replaces Atsushi Horiike.

Before joining BNY Mellon, Shimoyama was at J.P. Morgan Asset Management Japan, starting back in 1990 when he joined the firm Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York.

ADIA Recruited Former SSgA EMEA Trading Head

Dale Brooksbank, the former Head of European Trading at State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), joined the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) back in October 2016. He left SSgA in July 2016. Dale Brooksbank is ADIA’s head of equities trading, working in the central dealing department. Before SSgA, Brooksbank had previously worked at Legal & General Investment Management in equities and derivatives trading.

Former KIC Executive Moved to Amundi

Andrew Duyoung Kim, the former Head of Fixed Income Investments at the Korea Investment Corporation (KIC), joined NH-Amundi Asset Management in February 2017 as head of overseas fixed income investments. Kim had been at the KIC since 2006. Before the KIC, Kim was a Portfolio Manager at Samsung Asset Management.

Johns Hopkins University Appoints New Chief Investment Officer

Johns Hopkins University named Jason T. Perlioni as its new vice president for investments and chief investment officer.

Trump Goes Across the Political Aisle to Nominate Nellie Liang to Federal Reserve Board

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U.S. President Trump nominated Nellie Liang to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. She is a long-time staff member of the Federal Reserve, joining in 1986 as a research economist. Liang must still be confirmed by the U.S. Senate pending the job post. She is a graduate of University of Notre Dame in 1979 and received her doctorate from the University of Maryland in 1986.

Ms. Liang is a registered Democrat.

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Ivanhoé Cambridge to Acquire Callahan Capital Properties

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Ivanhoé Cambridge, a unit of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), signed a deal to acquire Callahan Capital Properties (CCP). Eastdil Secured advised on the transaction. CCP is Ivanhoé Cambridge’s investment partner of six years.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Manager of China’s Foreign Reserves Could be CalPERS Next CIO

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Numerous financial media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), are reporting that Ben Meng is in key position to become Chief Investment Officer of CalPERS. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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