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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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QIA Becomes the Largest Shareholder in Colonial

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The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) became the biggest shareholder of Inmobiliaria Colonial, SOCIMI, S.A. (Colonial), a Spanish listed real estate company. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Mumtalakat Discloses Investment in Khairat Bahrain

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Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company disclosed an investment in Sudan called Khairat Bahrain. This is an agricultural investment in Sudan. The food and agriculture sector is key investment sector for many Gulf-based state investors. Khairat Bahrain is located in the world’s richest expanse of groundwater (the Nubian Sandstone Basin) occupying an area of approximately 100,000 feddans (400 square kilometers). The Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System is the world’s largest known fossil water aquifer system.

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Temasek Acquires Cybersecurity Firm Sygnia

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Singapore’s Temasek Holdings agreed to acquire Sygnia, Inc., an Israeli cybersecurity technology and services provider. Unverified estimates of the deal amount are around US$ 250 million. Sygnia runs out of Tel Aviv, but has an office in New York. Sygnia assists companies respond to cyber threats.

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