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US Public Opinion is Weary on Foreign Investment According to Survey

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According to Public Strategies Inc, a polling firm, “A majority of American voters think investment by foreign governments in U.S. companies harms U.S. national security interests, and nearly half believe such investments harm the American economy, according to a new survey of the attitudes of U.S. voters toward sovereign-wealth funds.

The survey, conducted by Public Strategies, Inc., reveals that American voters are especially wary of U.S. investment by governments in the Middle East, Russia and China.

  • Nearly three in four voters — 72% — believe foreign governments don’t reveal enough about their investment portfolios.
  • Nearly as many, 68%, think that allowing foreign government investment in U.S. companies gives foreign governments too much control over the U.S. marketplace.
  • Solid majorities of American voters particularly oppose government investment from Middle Eastern countries like Saudi Arabia (68% oppose), Abu Dhabi (62%), and Kuwait (59%).
  • A majority of American voters also oppose investment by China, one of the world’s fastest-growing economies (65% oppose), as well as the governments of Russia (61%), and Hong Kong (51%)..

read more about the methodology: Public Strategies Inc.

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CPPIB Tries Out CLO Equity Tranche Investing with Sound Point Capital

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Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) through its wholly-owned subsidiary, CPPIB Credit Investments Inc. (CPPIB Credit), is broadening its portfolio through new investments in equity tranches of collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) alongside experienced CLO asset managers. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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CalPERS Names Yu Ben Meng as Chief Investment Officer

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The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) announced that Yu Ben Meng has been selected as the pension fund’s new chief investment officer (CIO). [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Ontario Nonprofit Network Awards Mandate to OPTrust

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The Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN), a nonprofit network for the 58,000 nonprofits in Ontario, selected OPTrust to manage defined benefit assets. ONN selected OPTrust Select, the new defined benefit solution from OPTrust. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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