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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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Italian ANAS and RDIF Invest and Build the Fourth Section of Moscow’s Central Ring Road

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The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) inked a deal with ANAS S.p.A. (formerly known as Azienda Nazionale Autonoma delle Strade), the Italian state highway management company, to implement a concession agreement to build and operate the fourth section of the massive Moscow Central Ring Road. The transaction expects to be finalized in the first quarter of 2019. This is the final section of Central Ring Road, which is 96.5 kilometers long. According to the RDIF, “Under the terms of the concession agreement, the cost of construction is 85.4 billion rubles, of which the concessionaire will provide 49.7 billion rubles and private investors will provide 35.7 billion rubles.”

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Follow the Money – Episode 48

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This long-form podcast was recorded on December 11, 2018. Michael Maduell dissects the latest geopolitical trends that can impact institutional investors such as pensions, sovereign wealth funds, and endowments. Maduell lends his opinion on the lawsuit of Neiman Marcus and bumps in the road for augmented reality.

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CONTENTS
1:15 Huawei, Canada, Brexit, and Macron Headache
6:30 Sovereign Wealth Fund Asset Allocation
9:58 India Gets a New Central Bank Governor
13:26 Pensions Go Bust on U.S. Retailers
17:04 Augmented Reality and Sovereign Funds
22:00 Former CalPERS CIO Goes to Morgan Stanley Investment Management
24:30 Oman Investment Fund Goes on Defense in Public Markets
25:00 Japanese Scandals and Opportunities

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Danica Pensions Sells Danica Pension Sweden

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Danica Pension sold Danske Pension Försikringsaktiebolag (publ) (also known as Danica Pension Sweden) to a group of investors for around 2.6 billion SEK. Danica Pension is part of Danske Bank A/S. Of the total amount, 2.3 billion SEK is being paid in cash, while the rest is in the form of a debt instrument from Danica Pension.

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