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SWFI – Movers and Shakers – November 12, 2014

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Nikko Asset Management Boosts MENA and Asia Teams

Nikko Asset Management has hired three executives to boost operations and sales globally. The firm has hired Ian Lewis who will be head of global consultant relations. Lewis will be based in Singapore. He was a partner at London-based Ardevora Asset Management LLP.

Nikko hired John Howland-Jackson who was a senior managing director at ING Bank. He will be vice chairman of Nikko Asset Management Europe, and senior adviser for the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Howland-Jackson will be based in London. Howland-Jackson joined ING in 2000 and was in charge over handling ING’s overall relationships with sovereign funds and governments. He was also CEO of ING’s commercial banking business in the Asia-Pacific, UK and Middle East regions. He was also chairman and CEO of ING Lease Holding.

Nikko hired Charles Allard who will be the firm’s head of sales for North Asia. Allard will be based in Hong Kong. Allard is coming from Winton Capital Management, a hedge fund firm founded by David Harding.

Carlyle and FCC Veteran Joins AT&T Board

Bill Kennard has joined the board of directors of U.S. telecommunications giant AT&T. He was a managing director at The Carlyle Group from 2001 to 2009. Kennard was the chairman of the FCC between 1997 and 2011. He was also U.S. Ambassador to the European Union from 2009 to 2013.

Standard Life Investments Appoints 2 for its European Equities Team

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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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