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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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Trump Goes Across the Political Aisle to Nominate Nellie Liang to Federal Reserve Board

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U.S. President Trump nominated Nellie Liang to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. She is a long-time staff member of the Federal Reserve, joining in 1986 as a research economist. Liang must still be confirmed by the U.S. Senate pending the job post. She is a graduate of University of Notre Dame in 1979 and received her doctorate from the University of Maryland in 1986.

Ms. Liang is a registered Democrat.

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Ivanhoé Cambridge to Acquire Callahan Capital Properties

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Ivanhoé Cambridge, a unit of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), signed a deal to acquire Callahan Capital Properties (CCP). Eastdil Secured advised on the transaction. CCP is Ivanhoé Cambridge’s investment partner of six years.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Manager of China’s Foreign Reserves Could be CalPERS Next CIO

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Numerous financial media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), are reporting that Ben Meng is in key position to become Chief Investment Officer of CalPERS. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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