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SWFI – Movers and Shakers – November 5, 2014

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Morgan Stanley Appoints Former CIA to Board

Morgan Stanley has hired Jami Miscik to its board of directors. Miscik is president and vice chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc, a strategic consulting firm founded by former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Before Kissinger Associates, Miscik had worked for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for 20 years. Griff Sexton has retired from the board of directors at Morgan Stanley.

Evercore Hires 2 for Private Funds Group

Evercore has made two strategic hires in its Private Funds Group for the Hong Kong office. Ian Bell and Manda Chan have been hired. Ian Bell comes from Credit Suisse where he was managing director, covering institutional investors in the Asia-Pacific region. Manda Chan comes from MVision Private Equity Advisors where she worked as an associate. Both will report to Richard Anthony, CEO of the Private Funds Group at Evercore.

Morgan Stanley Hires Hedge Fund Manager for EM Role

Morgan Stanley Investment Management has hired Jens Nystedt to be managing director, portfolio manager and head of sovereign research for the emerging markets debt team. Nystedt was a senior portfolio manager and global strategist at Moore Capital Management, a hedge fund. Before Moore Capital, Nystedt worked at GLG Partners and was chief emerging market economist at Deutsche Bank. Nystedt will report to Michael Kushma, chief investment officer of global fixed income at Morgan Stanley Investment Management.

Vanguard Hires Former Chinese SWF Macro Researcher

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White House Nominates Heath Tarbert for CFTC Chairman

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The White House announced Heath P. Tarbert will be nominated to serve as Commissioner and Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Tarbert currently serves as Assistant Secretary for International Markets at the U.S. Treasury Department. Before joining the U.S. Treasury, Tarbert was a Partner at law firm Allen & Overy. Tarbert was confirmed by the U.S. Senate for his current Treasury post at 87 (yes) to 8 (no).

Upon Senate confirmation, Tarbert’s CFTC term would start on April 14, 2019 and last for five years. Tarbert is taking over from J. Christopher Giancarlo whose term ends in April 2019. Tarbert will need a U.S. Senate confirmation to take the head CFTC post.

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KIA Could Sell Stake in North Sea Energy Business

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The Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), through its unit Wren House Investment Management, is nearing a deal to sell a 40% stake in its North Sea energy business to JPMorgan Asset Management. In July 2018, KIA closed on a deal to acquire oil and gas pipeline firm North Sea Midstream Partners from ArcLight Capital.

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Pensioenfonds PGB Hires BMO Global for Equity Protection Strategy

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Pensioenfonds PGB is a Dutch multi-sector pension fund. PGB awarded a mandate to implement a protection strategy for its €12 billion equity portfolio to BMO Global Asset Management. PGB is a €26.5 billion fund. PGB has been using BMO Global’s responsible engagement overlay since 2017.

The Chief Investment Officer of PGB is Harold Clijsen.

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