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SWFI – Movers and Shakers – November 30, 2016

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Trump Intends to Nominate Mnuchin for U.S. Treasury Secretary

U.S. President-Elect Donald J. Trump intends to nominate Steven Mnuchin for the position as U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. Mnuchin held a number of roles including Chief Information Officer at Goldman Sachs, Founder and Co-CEO of Dune Capital Management (a hedge fund) and Founder of OneWest Bank Group LLC (restructured from housing lender IndyMac). In 2015, OneWest was sold to CIT Group. He also founded RatPac-Dune Entertainment which produced movies such as Avatar.

Trump Selects Wilbur L. Ross Jr. for U.S. Commerce Secretary

U.S. President-Elect Donald J. Trump intends to nominate Wilbur Louis Ross Jr. for the position as U.S. Secretary of the Commerce. Ross is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of WL Ross and Co., a private equity firm. Ross is known as a company turnaround artist. Previously, Ross spent over two decades at Rothschild Inc.

Jerome Naqui Headed Over to Invest AD

In late October, Jerome Naqui was named Senior Vice President, Products and Business Development at Invest AD, which is owned by the Abu Dhabi Investment Council (ADIC). Before that, he was a Managing Partner at Markab Advisory. Naqui had a stint as an Equities Analyst at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA).

T. Rowe Price Hires SSgA’s Head of Global Product and Marketing

T. Rowe Price names Andrew Astley to be global head of product at the company. This is a new position. Previously, Astley was Head of Global Product and Marketing at State Street Global Advisors (SSgA).

RobecoSAM Names New CEO

Zurich-based RobecoSAM named Aris Prepoudis as chief executive officer. He will join effective January 1, 2017. Prepoudis is the former CEO of St. Gallen, Switzerland-based Vescore, a sustainable investment company. Prepoudis replaces Reto Schwager has served as interim CEO since the summer of 2016.

SWFI First Read, June 21, 2018

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PSP Investments Nears Deal on Azelis

PSP Investments and EQT Partners (through fund EQT VIII) are in exclusive talks to acquire Belgium-based Azelis S.A. from funds managed by Apax Partners. Formed in 2001, Azelis is a specialty chemicals and food ingredients distributor. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals.

Oxford Properties Wins Rights on Barangaroo Office Development

Melbourne-based Grocon Pty Ltd selected Oxford Properties, the real estate unit of OMERS, as a preferred partner for it’s a A$ 2 billion, 5.2-hectare Barangaroo Central project development. This is an office tower development. Oxford Properties essentially won the rights toward the project (rumored at a price of A$ 100 million), freeing the developer from a high-cost finance deal with Maxcap, a lender.

Investment Management Corporation of Ontario Selects Jean Michel as CIO

The Investment Management Corporation of Ontario named Jean Michel as chief investment officer. This role is effective July 3, 2018. Michel was executive vice president, advisory services to depositors and strategic analysis, at Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec (CDPQ).

Wil Warren Named President of Lexington Partners

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Large Public Asset Owners Commit to Goodman Brazil Logistics Partnership

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Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) unveiled plans to commit 500 million BRL (C$ 175 million) in equity for a 20% interest in the newly established Goodman Brazil Logistics Partnership to invest in prime logistics and industrial assets in the key gateway cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Mubadala Supports Two European Aquaculture Transactions

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Mubadala Investment Company is keen on growing exposure to agribusinesses whether in farming or aquaculture. With money from Mubadala and AMERRA Capital Management LLC, Andromeda Group acquired Nireus SA (at 74.34% stake) and Selonda SA at (79.62% stake), two European aquaculture companies that focus on sea bream and sea bass. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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