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WELCOME: Aberdeen Standard Cleared To Serve Chinese Institutional Investors

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Traditional asset managers are viewing China as a strategic focus with regard to institutional investor business. The U.K.-based Aberdeen Standard Investments, a unit of Standard Life Aberdeen plc, has announced that its wholly foreign-owned subsidiary based out of Shanghai has successfully registered with the Asset Management Association of China (AMAC) as a private securities investment fund manager. With this final regulatory hurdle now behind them, Aberdeen Asset Management (Shanghai) Co. can now begin to offer its services to qualified institutional investors in mainland China. As of June 30, 2017, Aberdeen Standard Investments has 5% of its assets under management base in the Asia-Pacific Region, versus 73% in the U.K. and 13% Europe ex-UK, according to company documents. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

Mauritius Aims to Sell Citizenship and Passports to Bolster National Wealth Fund

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The island country of Mauritius plans to offer foreigners a chance to obtain country citizenship in exchange for a non-refundable contribution of US$ 1 million to the national sovereign wealth fund. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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CapitaLand Aims to be a Real Estate Funding Machine

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CapitaLand Investment Management, a real estate investment management arm of Singapore-based CapitaLand, hired Caleb Shen as managing director for fund management. CapitaLand is keen on growing its real estate fund management business. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Treasurer Perrottet Reveals the NSW Generations Fund

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New South Wales wants its own Future Fund.

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