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Temasek Holdings announces changes in Senior Appointments

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According to the press release, “Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited (“Temasek”) is pleased to confirm the following changes in its leadership team.  Mr Hsieh Fu Hua has joined Temasek as Executive Director and President with effect from 1 August 2010, and Mr Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara will join Temasek as Head, Portfolio Management with effect from 1 September 2010.  Currently Executive Director, Mr Simon Israel will assume the role of Executive Director and President, while Mr Gregory Curl will join Temasek as President. Both appointments will take effect from 1 September 2010. Hsieh Fu Hua, Simon Israel and Greg Curl will work in close partnership with Temasek CEO Ho Ching to support the Temasek senior leadership team to build a sustainable institution that creates and delivers long term shareholder value.

Hsieh Fu Hua, 60, oversees Temasek’s institutional and capacity building initiatives, including the company’s platform for leadership and talent development, as well as risk management.

Simon Israel, 57, provides leadership in building and enhancing value creation in Temasek’s Singapore investments, as well as oversees its engagement with Australia and New Zealand markets, in his concurrent role as Head Singapore and Head Australia/New Zealand.

Greg Curl, 62, will oversee Temasek’s interests in financial services, and support its strategic engagement in the Americas. Greg retired from Bank of America in March this year, where he was credited to be “a principal architect of one of the world’s premier financial services franchises”, and brings with him 34 years of banking and international M&A experience.

In addition to his role as Head of Portfolio Management, Dilhan Pillay, 47, will also take on the role of co-Head Singapore to support Simon Israel along with the senior leadership team.

Ms Ho Ching, Executive Director & CEO of Temasek Holdings said, “I have been very privileged to have the opportunity to work with a highly committed and driven team with diverse backgrounds, experience and capabilities. Along with Simon and other members of our senior team, Fu Hua, Greg and Dilhan will add tremendous depth to our bench strength, as we continue to forge a partnership culture with an ownership mindset, and further hone our capabilities as an investment house.””

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Senate Shoots Down $94 Trillion Green New Deal, 57 to 0

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The U.S. Senate voted down U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal. The tally was 57 (No) to 0 (Yes). 0 Democrats voted for the deal. 43 senators voted present.

Democratic Senators Joe Manchin of West Virginia; Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona; and Doug Jones of Alabama all voted no as did Independent Senator Angus King.

Even Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts, a co-sponsor of the original resolution, did not vote “Yes” on the bill.

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OppenheimerFunds to Lose 850 Jobs in Mile High City

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Invesco Management Company, upcoming owner of OppenheimerFunds, is reducing Oppenheimer’s Denver office by a jaw-dropping 850 employees. The employees losing their jobs represents 85% of the staff in the area. The Oppenheimer office, which resides in Centennial, employs 1,000 workers. Invesco’s US$ 5.4 billion purchase of the company closes in May 2019. As is typically the case in corporate acquisitions, redundancies in staff are being targeted to improve the overall economic performance of the new, combined organization. Invesco suspects that US$ 475 million in synergies can be reached through layoffs and other measures.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Keppel Land China and Alpha Investment Partners Acquire Majority Stake in Yi Fang Tower

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Alpha Asia Macro Trends Fund III, Keppel Land China Limited (part of the Keppel Corporation), and a number of investors purchased the Yi Fang Tower mixed-use complex for 4.6 billion RMB. The tower is located in Shanghai in the historic Bund area. Alpha Asia Macro Trends Fund III is taking 42.1% stake, while Keppel Land is taking a 29.8% stake in the asset. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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