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Why Uber Could Be Done in China

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Uber (Beijing Website) - Screenshot taken on August 8, 2015

Uber (Beijing Website) – Screenshot taken on August 8, 2015

Sovereign wealth fund money has flowed into the consumer technology sector, parking capital into media-hyped startups like Flipkart and payments company Square. These sovereign investors placed strategic bets on the largest taxi app service companies. For example, back in 2014, the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) invested in Uber Technologies Inc. Looking east, Didi Kuaidi Joint Co., formed by the merger of two competing taxi-hailing services in China which were Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache back in February, raised a big round of capital – some US$ 2 billion in July. Didi Kuaidi claims they have control 80% of China’s premium automobile-hailing service market.

China is of paramount importance with regard to Uber’s current valuation.

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Central Huijin Unit Eyes J&J Diabetes Business

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Sovereign wealth funds have increased their appetite for healthcare-related investments, according to a recent report issued by SWFI research. Johnson & Johnson (J&J), for a while, have been contemplating on possibly selling its diabetes care businesses. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Follow the Money – Episode 45

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This longer-than-normal episode covers a wide range of issues including such as sovereign wealth funds, bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, Indian real estate, ESG, investment exclusions, central banking and more.

EPISODE 45

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The views in this media are expressed by Michael Maduell and other participants and are not reflective of the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI).

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CalPERS Board Elects Priya Mathur as Board President

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The board of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) elected Priya Mathur as board president. The current president Rob Feckner was named vice president of the board. Feckner previously served as board president and vice president.

Priya Mathur is serving her fourth term on the CalPERS Board of Administration. Mathur is a principal financial analyst for Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART). Mathur represents public employees on the CalPERS Board, which she joined in 2002. She currently serves on four committees: Governance, Investment, Pension & Health Benefits, and Risk & Audit. She chairs the Pension & Health Benefits Committee and is vice chair of the Governance Committee.

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