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SWFI – Movers and Shakers – September 24, 2015

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Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Hires Zuckerberg’s Sister

The infamous Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers which got tangled in a lawsuit over gender discrimination with former employee Ellen Pao (former CEO of Reddit) has increased female diversity on their team by hiring Mark Zuckerberg’s sister, Arielle Zuckerberg. Mark Zuckerberg is the founder and CEO of Facebook. Previously, Arielle Zuckerberg was a senior project manager at Humin.

PSP Investments Hires Guthrie Stewart

Guthrie Stewart joined PSP Investments as senior vice president, global head of private investments. This hire is a clear indication of PSP Investments going more into direct investments. Before PSP Investments, Stewart was a corporate director and advisor for various public and private enterprises. His career also includes a partnership at Edgestone Capital and 15 years in executive roles in the telecommunications industry, including as President and CEO of Teleglobe Canada. Prior to joining Teleglobe, Stewart was a founding officer of BCE Mobile Communications Inc. Stewart began his career as a corporate and acquisitions lawyer in Toronto with Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP.

Former British Army Officer Gets Promotion at JP Morgan Asset Management

Patrick Thomson was promoted to head of international institutional clients at JP Morgan Asset Management. This is a new position and he will remain in London. Thomson reports to George Gatch, CEO of JP Morgan Asset Management. Thomson will keep his role of global head of sovereigns. Before, JP Morgan, Thomson spent a five years at Ivy Asset Management as global head of client development and CEO of the London office. Thomson served as an officer in the British Army for five years.

Rafferty to Leave, Edward O’Reilly to Head Investor Relations at Citadel

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Ascendas-Singbridge Acquires Three Hotels in Osaka

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Singapore’s Ascendas-Singbridge has acquired three hotels in Osaka for 10.29 billion JPY to tap tourism growth in Japan’s third-largest city.

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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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