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SWFI – Movers and Shakers – September 11, 2017

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Washington University Investment Management Company Names New CIO – Scott L. Wilson

Washington University Investment Management Company (WUIMC) appointed Scott L. Wilson as chief investment officer (CIO), effective December 1, 2017. Wilson is currently CIO at Grinnell College. He is succeeding Kimberly G. Walker who stepped down as CIO of WUIMC in 2016. In his current role, Wilson manages the investment strategy for Grinnell’s nearly US$ 2 billion endowment. Wilson’s previous experience also includes positions at Credit Suisse First Boston Equity Research in Chicago; Merrill Lynch Technology Equity Research Group in San Francisco; Bank of America Securities in London and Tokyo; and Barclays Capital Japan, where he served as head of the Asia Interest Rate Option Trading Desk.

J.P. Morgan Asset Management Hires Karen Ward Former HSBC Chief European Economist

J.P. Morgan Asset Management named Karen Ward as chief marketing strategist for Europe and the United Kingdom. She will start in the role at the end of November 2017. Ward replaces Stephanie Flanders who exited in June 2017 for a role at Bloomberg Economics. Karen Ward was previously Chief European Economist at HSBC Global Banking and Markets.

Thomas Poullaouec to Head Multi-Asset Solutions in APAC for T. Rowe Price

Thomas Poullaouec was named as Head of Multi-Asset Solutions in Asia-Pacific for T. Rowe Price. He is based in Hong Kong and report to Peter Austin, the firm’s global head of multi-asset solutions. Poullaouec will remain on the firm’s multi-asset investment team. Poullaouec had roles at State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) and BNP Paribas.

Angeles Investment Advisors Hires Derrick Cruz

Angeles Investment Advisors named Derrick Cruz as Director of Private Markets. He will report to Shana Mulkerin, Partner at Angeles Investment Advisors. Before this role, Cruz was Vice President at Victory Park Capital Advisors.

Trivedi Family Office Hires BlackRock Employee as Director of Investments

Trivedi Family Office, the family office of Ashok Trivedi (founder of Igate), hired Joseph Lloyd as director of investments. Previously, Lloyd was at BlackRock.

Frank Maret Named Head of Marketing at Unigestion

Frank Maret was named Head of Marketing at Unigestion SA. Previously, Maret was Head of Distribution at Canada Life Investments. Maret replaces Jean Francois Hirschel in the role at Unigestion.

Robeco Hires Maureen Beshar

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MedInvestGroup Pushes Investment into Russian High-Tech Oncology Centers

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Mubadala Investment Company have attracted MedInvestGroup, which manages a network of the PET Technology regional oncology and radiological centers, as a strategic investor in the joint management and development of a network of cancer diagnosis and treatment centers. The deal aims to significantly improve the efficiency of the already functional centers in Podolsk and Balashikha. The corresponding agreement was announced today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

Southern Satellite City and RDIF Reach a Financing Agreement

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French Industrial Giants Find Opportunity with RDIF

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A number of French industrial companies continue to invest within Russia, finding opportunities within the mega country. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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CPPIB Targets 33% in Emerging Markets by 2025

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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) generated a net return after expenses and pension contributions of 11.6% for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, versus its reference portfolio of 9.8%. For the reported fiscal year, CPPIB grew its net assets to a new high of C$ 356.1 billion (US$ 277.2 billion), compared to C$ 316.7 from the year previous.

Mark Machin, President and Chief Executive Officer at CPPIB, attributed the performance to the rising tide in public equity markets across most geographies, whose volatility in recent months was buoyed by significant fourth quarter earnings in the fund’s private holdings. Public and private equities, CPPIB’s first and third largest asset classes by exposure at 38.8% and 20.3%, saw estimated returns of 11.4% and 16.1%, respectively. Machin joined CPPIB in 2012 and was moved to the top in June 2016, following the departure of Mark Wiseman. Machin has a knack for the Asian region, being CPPIB’s first president for Asia and also spent nearly 20 years in Asia, working at Goldman Sachs. CPPIB plans to continue heavily investing in the APAC region, along with India.

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“By 2025, we will invest up to a third of the Fund in emerging markets, which by that time are anticipated to account for 47% of global GDP,” said Machin in his section of the annual report outlining the pension’s updated strategic plan. CPPIB currently has C$ 56.1 billion invested in emerging markets, C$ 22.4 billion of which is wrapped up in China.

Foreign and emerging markets continued to dominate in CPPIB’s private equity investments with returns of 16.0% and 19.5%, compared to 1.8% for their Canadian counterparts. Asia was a standout market for the pensioner, which raised its exposure to private equity deals in the region by nearly 28% from C$ 13.4 billion to 17.1 billion, closed six direct investments worth C$ 1.6 billion, committed C$ 1.7 billion towards eight funds, and completed three secondary transactions for C$ 400 million.

With 275 global transactions completed over the fiscal year, CPPIB’s geographic exposure places 15.1% of its assets at home in Canada, 37.9% in the neighboring United States, 13.2% in continental Europe, 5.6% in the United Kingdom, 3.1% in Australia, and a whopping 20.4% in Asia.

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