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SWFI – Movers and Shakers – September 20, 2015

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Robeco Names New Chairman and CEO

Robeco Groep N.V, which is owned by ORIX Corporation, has appointed David Steyn as its new chairman and CEO, effective November 1, 2015. Previously, Steyn was head of strategy at Aberdeen Asset Management. He has also held a number of executive roles at AllianceBernstein. Steyn will replace Roderick Munsters who announced in September that he would resign from both chairman and CEO of Robeco.

BNY Mellon Investment Management Org Shifts

BNY Mellon Investment Management named John Herlihy as global head of institutional. He was previously global chief operating officer and head of global partnered solutions at BNY Mellon Investment Management. Paul Sari was named co-head of global strategic accounts – Americas and Cheryl Pipia was named co-head of global client engagement – Americas. The firm seeks executive co-heads to complement their American business. Furthermore, Michael Gordon was named global head of insurance solutions. Jake Walker was named chief operating officer of global distribution. Joe Gennaco was appointed global head of boutique relations and consultant coordination.

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority Hires More for APAC Real Estate

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BlackRock Contemplates Stake in Eurizon

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Asset management giant BlackRock is contemplating purchasing a 30% ownership stake in Intesa SanPaolo’s asset management unit called Eurizon Capital SGR S.p.A. BlackRock is keen on growing its technology business and increase market adoption of its Aladdin platform.

Intesa has been working with UBS to seek out strategic options for Eurizon. Intesa is keen on maintaining control over Eurizon.

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SWFI First Read, June 22, 2018

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JPMorgan Fund Buys 40% of Oxford Properties’ French Portfolio

A fund advised by JP Morgan Asset Management committed €400 million in Oxford Properties’ French portfolio. Essentially, Oxford Properties sold a 49.9% non-managing interest in 32 Rue Blanche, 92 Avenue de France and Paris Bastille. Oxford Properties made its maiden investment in Paris in 2014 when it acquired 32 Rue Blanche.

Oxford Properties is the real estate unit of OMERS.

Temasek Explores Further Cash Commitments to FirstCry

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DOL Fiduciary Role is Struck Down by Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

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The U.S. Court of Appeal, Fifth Circuit, confirmed a March 15th decision to strike down the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary rule. The fiduciary rule is a series of seven different rules that broadly interpret the term “investment advice fiduciary” and redefine exemptions to provisions concerning fiduciaries that appear in the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a decision by a Dallas federal court that had upheld the DOL fiduciary rule.

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