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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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Robert Priestley Exits Future Fund and ASX Boards

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Robert Priestley who was a member of Australia’s Future Fund Board of Guardians has resigned. He is the former the Chief Executive Officer of J.P. Morgan Australia and New Zealand (left in May 2017). He also resigned from his director role at ASX Limited. Priestley remains the non-executive chairman of J.P. Morgan Australia and New Zealand.

In a released statement by Priestley, he said, “Given my decision to step aside from the ASX board, I think it is also appropriate that I step aside from the Future Fund board of guardians.”

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (ANZ) is in hot water with Australian regulators, facing criminal cartel charges on an ill-fated institutional placement. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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SWFI First Read, June 20, 2018

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State Street Launches Real Assets Fund Services Group

State Street Corporation formed a real assets fund services group in anticipation of further growth in world of global infrastructure investing. This newly-formed group will leverage the company’s existing real estate platform.

Cadillac Fairview Unveils Massive Building Project – Slated New HQ for OTPP

Cadillac Fairview is a real estate unit of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP). Cadillac Fairview, in a partnership with the Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO), revealed the construction of a new 46-storey office tower at 160 Front Street West, on the northeast corner of Front Street and Simcoe Street in downtown Toronto. This new building will be the headquarters of OTPP at 160 Front Street. This C$ 800 million development will be one city block from Union Station.

James Edwards Head to BMO Global

James Edwards was hired by BMO Global Asset Management to be director of U.K. sales. Previously, Edwards was a Fixed Income Product Specialist at BlackRock.

Peter Diamond Exits Deutsche Bank

Peter Diamond is exiting as Head of SSA Origination and Structuring at Deutsche Bank – a position he had in London.

Hideharu Ichii Joins AMP Capital

Hideharu Ichii left APG Asset Management Asia to join AMP Capital, effective July 2, 2018. Ichii took the position as a Portfolio Manager on AMP Capital’s global listed equity team in Hong Kong. Ichii was a Senior Portfolio Manager in listed real estate Asia-Pacific region at APG.

Keppel Corporation Sells Stake in Development

Shenyang SUNAC Xinxing Enterprise Management acquired a stake for US$ 43 million in the Keppel Township Development (Shenyang) Co. Ltd. from Keppel Corporation.

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Mauritius Aims to Sell Citizenship and Passports to Bolster National Wealth Fund

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The island country of Mauritius plans to offer foreigners a chance to obtain country citizenship in exchange for a non-refundable contribution of US$ 1 million to the national sovereign wealth fund. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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