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Asian titans move outside for specialist investments
trueGrowing allocations to alternatives and multiasset strategies have left the sovereign wealth funds and national pension plans that dominate Asia's institutional investor landscape relying more on external money managers to manage their portfolios.
Alabama Trust Fund taps 4 international equity managers
trueAlabama Trust Fund, Montgomery, hired Artisan Partners Asset Management, Invesco, Lazard Asset Management, and Thompson, Siegel & Walmsley to run an undetermined amount in active international equity.
Norges Bank Investment Management restructures investment departments
trueNorges Bank Investment Management has restructured its investment departments in line with a new strategy plan for Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global, Oslo, a spokesman said.
HKMA's head of direct investments for private equity, real estate departs
trueHuh Yong-Hak stepped down on July 23 as head of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority's direct investments in private equity and real estate.
Alaska Permanent Fund tops $50 billion mark, returns 15.5% for year
trueAlaska Permanent Fund Corp., Juneau, ended the fiscal year above $50 billion for the first time
China Investment Corp. reports 9.3% gain for 2013 on its overseas portfolio
trueChina Investment Corp. Friday reported a 9.33% gain on the overseas portion of its investment portfolio for its fiscal year ended Dec. 31, which helped lift the value of its total portfolio to US$652.7 billion.
Sovereign wealth fund direct deals near record in first half of '14
trueThe value of direct investment transactions by sovereign wealth funds increased 23.1% to $50 billion in the six months ended June 30, compared with the same period in 2013, said the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute, whose transactions database tracks these deals.
Ardian in talks to buy $2 billion of Abu Dhabi private equity fund stakes — sources
truerdian is in talks to purchase more than $2 billion in private equity fund stakes from Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, according to two people with knowledge of the deal.
Singapore's GIC expects tough decade
trueSingapore's GIC reported annualized, nominal gains of 12.4% for the five years ended March 31, even as the sovereign wealth fund warned that capital markets aren't likely to be anywhere near that generous in the years to come.
Singapore's GIC takes small steps in its direct private equity portfolio
trueSingapore's GIC Pte Ltd. has made a growing number of small-scale private equity investments this year, each amounting to between two and three basis points of the sovereign wealth fund's estimated portfolio size.
Asset owners could account for 25% of global ETF usage within 5 years — iShares strategist
trueAsset owners could account for a quarter of exchange-traded fund usage globally in five years, a potentially giant leap from as low as 5% now, according to a senior executive with BlackRock Inc.'s iShares ETF business.
Kazakhstan's NIC looking for investment consultant
trueNational Investment Corp., Almaty, Kazakhstan, is searching for an investment consultant for general, private equity and hedge fund investments.
Marc Faber heavy on gloom and doom at CFA seminar
trueMarc Faber, publisher of the “Gloom, Doom and Boom” newsletter warned against lofty asset valuations, excessive debt and investor complacency as he discussed his views on the market at a CFA Institute financial analysts seminar in Chicago Thursday.
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Temasek reports 1.5% gain for fiscal year
trueTemasek, Singapore's sovereign wealth fund, reported a 1.5% gain on its investment portfolio for the fiscal year ended March 31, reflecting heavy exposure to listed equity markets in Asia that declined during the year.