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SWFI – Movers and Shakers – November 16, 2016

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Mary Jo White to Exit as SEC Chair

Mary Jo White, the 31st Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced plans to step down. White as appointed by U.S. President Barack Obama to serve as the chair of the SEC. White is a former U.S. federal prosecutor. She will exit at the conclusion of Obama’s administration in January.

Adena Friedman Promoted to CEO of Nasdaq

Nasdaq Inc. promoted Adena Friedman as its next chief executive officer, replacing Bob Greifeld. Greifeld is becoming Chairman of Nasdaq, after nearly 14 years at the stock exchange operator’s helm. Borje Ekholm, the current Chairman of Nasdaq, is stepping down at the end of 2016, but will remain as a board member. Friedman joined Nasdaq in 1993, but left in 2011 to become the Chief Financial Officer of The Carlyle Group. In 2014, Friedman rejoined Nasdaq.

Pamela Peedin to Exit Dartmouth by June 2017

Pamela Peedin, Chief Investment Officer of Dartmouth College, plans to exit the endowment by June 2017. Dartmouth College his hired the executive search firm of David Barrett Partners to find a replacement.

Former Russell Investments Sales Executive Joins Metlife Investment Management

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BlackRock Contemplates Stake in Eurizon

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Asset management giant BlackRock is contemplating purchasing a 30% ownership stake in Intesa SanPaolo’s asset management unit called Eurizon Capital SGR S.p.A. BlackRock is keen on growing its technology business and increase market adoption of its Aladdin platform.

Intesa has been working with UBS to seek out strategic options for Eurizon. Intesa is keen on maintaining control over Eurizon.

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SWFI First Read, June 22, 2018

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JPMorgan Fund Buys 40% of Oxford Properties’ French Portfolio

A fund advised by JP Morgan Asset Management committed €400 million in Oxford Properties’ French portfolio. Essentially, Oxford Properties sold a 49.9% non-managing interest in 32 Rue Blanche, 92 Avenue de France and Paris Bastille. Oxford Properties made its maiden investment in Paris in 2014 when it acquired 32 Rue Blanche.

Oxford Properties is the real estate unit of OMERS.

Temasek Explores Further Cash Commitments to FirstCry

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DOL Fiduciary Role is Struck Down by Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

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The U.S. Court of Appeal, Fifth Circuit, confirmed a March 15th decision to strike down the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary rule. The fiduciary rule is a series of seven different rules that broadly interpret the term “investment advice fiduciary” and redefine exemptions to provisions concerning fiduciaries that appear in the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a decision by a Dallas federal court that had upheld the DOL fiduciary rule.

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