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Trey Parker Promoted to Co-CIO at Highland Capital Management

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Dallas-based Highland Capital Management L.P promoted Trey Parker to co-chief investment officer to share duties with Mark Okada, the firm’s founder and CIO. This is a new position. Before this promotion, Parker was Head of the Credit Research platform at Highland Capital Management. Parker will continue to manage the products he is overseeing. Parker joined Highland Capital back in March 2007. Before working at Highland Capital, he held roles at Hunt Special Situations Group, L.P. and BMO Merchant Banking, a private equity group affiliated with the Bank of Montreal.

Jon Poglitsch has moved into the role of heading up research for the firm’s credit platform. Poglitsch also is staying on as co-manager of the Highland Floating Rate Opportunities Fund and being the company’s lead energy sector analyst.

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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