More UK Student Housing for GIC

Singapore’s GIC Private Limited and student housing operator GSA, in a partnership, bought a large U.K. student housing portfolio, which has 7,150 beds, from Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. for about for around £700 million. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Congress Says No to Obama, What Will Saudi Arabia Do on Treasuries?

U.S. President Barack Obama’s veto was overridden, as the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act law passes in both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. How will this impact Saudi Arabia’s holdings in U.S. assets for the long-term?   The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is on the eve of having a gigantic international […]

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Japan Post Insurance Preps for Illiquid Investments

Japan Post Insurance has taken a number of strides toward more illiquid investments to boost returns. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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SWFI First Read, September 28, 2016

Greece Seeks to Centralize State Assets Under SDSWF On September 27, 2016, lawmakers in Greece passed a number of reforms to assure the nation’s creditors that progress was being made. Greek parliament voted to transfer a certain number of state-owned assets into a strategic development sovereign wealth fund (SDSWF). State of Wisconsin Investment Board Loves […]

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CDPQ Invests in Sedgwick Claims Management

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) made a US$ 500 million investment in Memphis-based Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., a third-party claims administration in the United States. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Asset Owners Close in on Blackstone’s Philippines Power Plant Assets

Three rival investor groups are closing in on Sithe Global Power LLC’s ownership interest in Philippine power plant assets. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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QIA Invests in Silicon Beach Office Property

Sovereign wealth funds continue to pursue core property investments through investment partners such as insurance companies, private real estate managers and real estate investment trusts (REIT). [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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    BlackRock Hires Former Investment Consulting Executive to Lead EMEA Consulting Relations Alexandra Haggard is leading BlackRock’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region consulting relations team. She will be based in London and report to John Gee-Grant, BlackRock’s global head of consultant relations. Haggard is the former chief executive officer of Stamford Associates, an investment […]


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    SHAREHOLDERS: Facebook May Be Facing Another Lawsuit

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    Endowment Wars: Yale Beats Harvard For the latest fiscal year, Yale’s endowment generated a 3.4% return, beating Harvard which reported a -2% return. Harvard Management Co. partially blames its negative returns on poor performance in its natural resources portfolio which had assets in Brazil. OTPP Explores Options on GCT Global Container Terminals [ Content protected […]


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    Last Year Malaysia’s KWAP Invested in Uber Kumpulan Wang Persaraan, also known as KWAP, revealed that in 2015 they had invested in the Series G round of car-hailing app Uber Technologies, committing around US$ 30 million. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


    Norway’s SWF Gets DC Fever

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    Follow the Money – Episode 21

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    This Pension is on Fire

    The Dallas Police & Fire Pension (DPFP) is on fire. The pension is responsible for covering the retirement needs of around 10,000 police and firefighters. The plan is in chaos and is on the verge of collapse. The plan’s board and the City of Dallas are in talks about benefit cuts and/or tax increases to […]


    SEC Hits Omega Advisors with Insider Trading

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    SWFI First Read, September 21, 2016

    The Economist: How Norway spends its $882 billion global fund Link: View Story (outside link) NZSF Generates Positive Annual Return Amid Tough Climate The New Zealand Superannuation Fund (NZSF) returned 1.89% for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 (ended June 30, 2016). NZSF was hampered down by negative returns in global equities, an occurrence felt by many asset […]


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