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Sovereign Wealth Fund News
Report: Malaysia Airlines needs RM21b to continue operations   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Khazanah Nasional Berhad – Malaysia
Source: Malay Mail on MSN.com - is expected to run at a loss and will need up to RM21 billion of taxpayers’ money for it to stay afloat until 2025 unless it can make a turnaround or find a strategic partner. Business paper Focus Malaysia reported that the...
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Indonesia’s sovereign wealth fund plan comes under fire   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB, formerly known as Terengganu Investment Authority)
Source: The Phnom Penh Post - The government’s plan to establish its own sovereign wealth fund has raised questions regarding the source of funding, as well as how the fund is managed to ensure it does not suffer the same fate as Malaysia’s...
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Sorenson Capital's Third Fund on Track to Exceed $400M Target   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : New Mexico State Investment Council - Permanent Trust Funds (United States)
Source: The Wall Street Journal - The fund will be deployed into small buyout and growth equity investments of $10 million to $30 million in companies with enterprise values of $30 million to $150 million, according to presentation slides shown to the New Mexico...
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BRIEF-Van Lanschot NV says Stichting Pensioenfonds UWV signs letter of intent with Kempen Capital Management for fiduciary services   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP
Source: Reuters - * This will make PF UWV Kempen’s third Fiduciary Management Client with a capital of over 5 billion euros ($5.33 billion) Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: ($1 = 0.9384 euros) (Gdynia Newsroom) Our...
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Delisting of 6 Pensplan funds   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : PensPlan - Italy
Source: Borsa Italiana - The Exchange accepts no responsability for the content of the website you are now accessing or for any reliance placed by you or any person on the information contained on it. By allowing this link the Exchange does not intend in...
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Abu Dhabi’s NMC Health Forms New Healthcare JV With Saudi Pension Fund Subsidiary   
January 22, 2020
Source: forbesmiddleeast.com - U.A.E. headquartered NMC Health has entered into a non-binding share swap agreement with Hassana Investment Company, a subsidiary of the General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI)—the largest pension fund in Saudi...
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One Of The World’s Biggest Investors Is Preparing Its $178B Portfolio For Climate Change   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : PGGM – Asset Managers for Pension Funds
Source: Bisnow - Dutch investment giant PGGM is undertaking a radical exercise to find out which assets and areas in its portfolio are most exposed to climate change, and using the data to shape future investment decisions, including where it...
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Governments that wasted massive windfalls   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Heritage and Stabilization Fund (Trinidad and Tobago)
Source: Lovemoney on MSN.com - We rely on advertising to provide you with free content! It's an all too common predicament – a government discovers massive reserves of oil or another natural resource, and proceeds to fritter away the money.
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Nisa Investment Advisors LLC Grows Position in Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM)   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : PGGM – Asset Managers for Pension Funds
Source: theenterpriseleader.com - PGGM Investments purchased a new position in Akamai Technologies during the fourth quarter valued at $29,391,000. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its position in Akamai Technologies by 1.8% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group...
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Why Trump Can’t Retreat From The Middle East   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: YAHOO! - Without the need for Saudi oil, U.S. foreign policy on the Middle East is confused, at best, so why does the U.S. still court the Saudis'
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Quebec Investor Group Buying Canam Group's Canadian Operations   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Source: Steel News - Placements CMI (Marcel Dutil family), Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Fonds de solidarité FTQ have signed a definitive agreement with the American Industrial Partners equity firm to acquire...
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Goldman Sachs Sued Over ‘Central Role’ in 1MDB Scandal   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Aabar Investments PJSC
Source: The Wall Street Journal - “Goldman Sachs conspired with others to bribe IPIC’s and Aabar’s former executives,” the court filing said, referring to IPIC’s subsidiary Aabar Investments PJS. “We are in the process of...
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China firms urged to strengthen risk management   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) Investment Company (China)
Source: The Star - The remarks were made by Wang Chunying, a spokeswoman at the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE), in the regulator’s China Forex magazine. The key to sustainable and healthy development of the foreign exchange...
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Dutch real estate giant acquired by ING group   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP
Source: Toronto Star - The seller, Dutch pension fund Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP, will receive a 365 million euro stake in two ING property funds. KFN's properties have almost 600,000 square metres of space, are 94 per cent occupied and attracted...
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Power bill threat as renewable energy spending plummets   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Future Fund (Australia)
Source: The Australian - The knock-on effect of the investment freeze would result in higher energy bills and “impede achievement” of Australia’s emission reduction target — which Scott Morrison has vowed to deepen after the...
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VinMart closes numerous stores to reach break even point sooner   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC)
Source: Vietnamnet - Masan Group, parent company is holding 70 per cent of VCM, and the remaining belongs to Vingroup, and other investors, while the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC Private Limited) maintains their 16.26 per cent...
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CAIXIN: Hu Hao Expected to be Chairman of Supervisory Board at CIC   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : China Investment Corporation
Source: Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute - The China Investment Corporation (CIC) plans to nominate Hu Hao, a senior executive vice president of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd. (ICBC), to become chairman of the supervisory board at CIC, according to news...
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Kuwait Finance House (KFH) press release on the acquisition of Ahli United Bank B.S.C.   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Kuwait Investment Authority
Source: Zawya - According to the consultants ’recommendation, AUB was the best option. It should be noted that some major shareholders such as Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) also carried out their own studies through mandating...
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New aqua farming company planned in Bahrain   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Mumtalakat Holding Company
Source: Zawya - He said work on the new company was being co-ordinated between Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Minister Essam Khalaf, Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company, and other government bodies. He was speaking during an...
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Armenian President meets with CEO of Qatar Investment Authority in Davos   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Qatar Investment Authority
Source: Armenpress - YEREVAN, JANUARY 22, ARMENPRESS. President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian met with CEO of Qatar Investment Authority Mansoor Bin Ebrahim Al-Mahmoud in Davos on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, the Presidential Office told...
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My Fond Farewell To Barneys: Reflections From An Insider   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Istithmar World - Dubai
Source: Forbes - I can still remember what I wore to my interview at Barneys—all black, but still worried I might not be cool enough to fit in. It was Barneys. It was 2008, and I sat there, wondering how my experience at Macy’s would...
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Temasek, EQT in $500 Million India Renewable Energy Venture   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Temasek Holdings
Source: Leader-Post - (Bloomberg) — Follow Bloomberg on LINE messenger for all the business news and analysis you need. Singapore’s state-owned Temasek Holdings Pte and Swedish private equity firm EQT AB have formed a $500 million venture...
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Qatar Investment Authority with $335 billion under management interested in development of economic ties with Armenia   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Qatar Investment Authority
Source: arka.am - YEREVAN, January 22. /ARKA/. President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian has met with Mansoor Bin Ebrahim Al Mahmoud, Chief Executive Officer at Qatar Investment Authority in Davos on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, the...
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Brookfield, Temasek still in the running for Thyssenkrupp's $22.5b lift unit   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Temasek Holdings
Source: The Straits Times - Brookfield Asset Management, which partnered Temasek Holdings, is also still in the running, the people said. The shortlisted investment firms will be competing with the remaining strategic suitor, Finnish lift maker Kone, which...
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Caisse part of Quebec-based construction manufacturing group acquisition   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Source: Benefits Canada - The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is joining Placements CMI and Fonds de solidarité FTQ to take on equal ownership of multiple assets from private equity firm American Industrial Partners. The...
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Aramco IPO proceeds to fund Saudi industry, including defence - finance minister   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: YAHOO! - Saudi Arabia will pump the proceeds from last month's listing of oil giant Saudi Aramco into the local economy over several years, including building up the domestic defence industry amid tensions with Iran,
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SPP Funds sees continued demand for sustainable funds   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Storebrand
Source: Europe - Following a year when it increased AUM by 33% against the previous year, SPP Funds, the Swedish fund provider that is part of Norwegian group Storebrand's multi-boutique model, has said it believes the demand trend for...
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Claremont's Canam Bridges part of $640 million sale   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Source: New Hampshire Union Leader - CLAREMONT -- The River Road steel bridge manufacturing plant is part of a $642 million deal that takes the Canam Group private, and puts it completely in control of Canadian firms. The sale sees the equity firm American...
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China virus is 'mutating and adapting' after leaving nine dead   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Hong Kong (China) Monetary Authority -- Investment Portfolio
Source: Sky News on MSN.com - The new virus that has killed nine people in China is mutating and adapting as authorities try and control the outbreak, health officials said. The warning came as 440 cases of the coronavirus were confirmed on Wednesday.
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Proceeds from Aramco’s IPO to finance industries in Saudi Arabia   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: Zawya - ... will use the proceeds from Saudi Aramco’s initial public offering (IPO) to support the local economy over several years, finance minister Mohammed al-Jadaan told Reuters on Tuesday. The Public Investment Fund (PIF)...
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Aramco IPO Proceeds to Fund Saudi Industry, Including Defense: Finance Minister   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: U.S. News & World Report - Even before the recent tensions, Riyadh had begun a drive to localize 50% of military spending led by Saudi Arabian Military Industries, owned by the state Public Investment Fund (PIF). With nearly $30 billion coming into PIF...
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Saudi SRC buys $67mln mortgage portfolio from Bank Aljazira   
January 22, 2020 Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: Zawya - Riyadh – The Saudi Real Estate Refinance Company (SRC), a subsidiary of the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF), on Tuesday signed an agreement with Bank Aljazira to buy a SAR 250 million mortgage portfolio, the Saudi Press ...
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BRIEF-China International Capital Corp Says Co Approved To Carry Out Pilot RMB Currency Trading Business   
January 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) Investment Company (China)
Source: YAHOO! - Jan 20 (Reuters) - China International Capital Corp Ltd : * APPROVED BY STATE ADMINISTRATION OF FOREIGN EXCHANGE ON OPERATION QUALIFICATION OF RMB CURRENCY TRADING BUSINESS * APPROVED BY SAFE TO CARRY OUT PILOT RMB CURRENCY...
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The Election Committee's Proposal Regarding Resolutions at the Annual General Meeting 2020 of Castellum AB (publ)   
January 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP
Source: YAHOO! - appointed by Rutger Arnhult trough companies, Vincent Fokke appointed by Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP, Carl Lindgren appointed by the Szombatfalvy
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China's FX regulator urges companies to strengthen risk management   
January 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) Investment Company (China)
Source: Leader-Post - The remarks were made by Wang Chunying, a spokeswoman at the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE), in the regulator’s China Forex magazine. The key to sustainable and healthy development of the foreign exchange...
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Placements CMI (Marcel Dutil family), CDPQ and the Fonds de solidarité FTQ acquire the Canadian operations of Canam Group   
January 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Source: Benzinga.com - ST. GEORGES, QC, Jan. 20, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Placements CMI (Marcel Dutil family), Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Fonds de solidarité FTQ (the Fonds) have signed a definitive...
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Dutil family teams up with Caisse, Fonds de Solidarité on Canam deal   
January 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Source: Montreal News - Canam Group’s founding family is teaming up with two leading Quebec-based investors to buy out a U.S. fund and bring control of the manufacturer’s Canadian unit back into local hands. An investor group that includes...
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President Ilham Aliyev meets with chairman of VTB Bank Management Board   
January 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ)
Source: News - VTB Bank’s long-term successful activity in Azerbaijan was hailed at the meeting. Fruitful cooperation between Azerbaijan`s State oil Fund and VTB Bank was praised. President Ilham Aliyev proposed that VTB Bank increased...
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Azerbaijan-Italy trade turnover see 10 pct increase in 2019   
January 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ)
Source: Azer News - AZPROMO, Azerbaijan Investment Company, the Agency for Development of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan and relevant Italian agencies reviewed Investment opportunities in both ...
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Ministers and international executives talk about the 2020 Railway Forum   
January 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Sanabil al-Saudia - (Has been known as Public Investment Fund), Hassana Investment Company
Source: Zawya - Established in 2006 by the Public Investment Fund to implement a railway project linking the north of the Kingdom to its East and its Center, the Saudi Railway Company (SAR) benefited from efficient operation and management in ...
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Foreign, local carriers make bids for Malaysia Airlines: Report   
January 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Khazanah Nasional Berhad – Malaysia
Source: Al Jazeera English - Later that year, it was taken private by Malaysian sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional Berhad, which paid 1.4 billion ringgit ($345m) for the 30 percent of shares it did not already own. The sources declined to be identified...
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PLUS working with govt on scope, toll reduction mechanism   
January 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Khazanah Nasional Berhad – Malaysia
Source: The Star - In a statement on Monday (Jan 20), PLUS noted the government's decision to retain the company under its present stakeholders, Khazanah Nasional Berhad/UEM Group Bhd and the Employees Provident Fund (EPF). “Given the...
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Policy uncertainty weakens Nigeria’s economic outlook – W’Bank   
January 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Excess Crude Account (Nigeria)
Source: The Punch on MSN.com - Ihuoma Chiedozie, AbujaUncertainty over the direction of the Federal Government’s policies has weakened Nigeria’s economic outlook, according to the World Bank’s January 2020 Global Economic Prospects report.
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Dutils look to protect Quebec jobs with deal for Canam assets   
January 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Source: The Globe and Mail - Quebec’s prominent Dutil family is leading a group to buy back control of Canam Group’s Canadian assets in a move designed to protect the structural steel maker’s local factories from possible closings and job...
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Alba successfully achieves ASI Performance Certification   
January 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Mumtalakat Holding Company
Source: Zawya - Alba’s product portfolio comprises high-grade aluminium and Value-Added Products that include standard and T-ingots, extrusion billets, rolling slabs, properzi ingots and molten aluminium Alba is listed on both the Bahrain...
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President Ilham Aliyev meets with President and Chairman of VTB Bank Management Board in Davos   
January 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ)
Source: Trend News Agency - VTB Bank’s long-term successful activity in Azerbaijan was hailed at the meeting. Fruitful cooperation between Azerbaijan`s State oil Fund and VTB Bank was praised. President Ilham Aliyev proposed that VTB Bank increased...
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President Ilham Aliyev meets with founder of Carlyle Group in Davos   
January 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ)
Source: News - Founder and Co-Executive Chairman of Carlyle Group David Rubenstein hailed the cooperation between the organization headed by him and Azerbaijan's State Oil Fund and informed the head of state of prospects for future cooperation....
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President Ilham Aliyev meets with founder and Co-Executive Chairman of Carlyle Group in Davos   
January 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ)
Source: Azer News - Founder and Co-Executive Chairman of Carlyle Group David Rubenstein hailed the cooperation between the organization headed by him and Azerbaijan's State Oil Fund and informed the head of state of prospects for future cooperation....
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Quebec's Dutil family buys back steelmaker Canam Group from U.S. private equity firm   
January 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Source: Financial Post - Quebec’s Dutil family is buying back the structural steelmaker Canam Group Inc. it helped start 60 years ago with help from Canada’s second-largest pension fund and the province’s labour-backed development fund....
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Alaska Permanent Fund Could Sell a Portion of its Private Equity Portfolio   
January 21, 2020 Associated Profiles : Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation
Source: Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute - Advisory firm Evercore is assisting the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation on a plan to sell of a portfolio of private equity fund stakes. The amount sold could be US$ 500 million, even though US$ 2 billion were initially market...
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