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  1. 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.

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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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  7. ESG leaders

    truePolicies vary when it comes to ESG, but some institutions are leading the way.

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  8. 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.

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  9. Canadian pension funds putting down roots abroad

    trueMore large Canadian pension funds and the crown corporations that manage their assets are opening offices beyond their borders, looking to enhance their alternative investments outside of Canada.

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  10. Abu Dhabi Investment Authority expanding internal alternatives capabilities

    trueAbu Dhabi Investment Authority plans to selectively add personnel across real estate, infrastructure and private equity this year.

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  11. Norway's sovereign wealth fund to target frontier markets, increase real estate

    trueNorway's $890 billion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, will expand the scope of its investments to target more frontier markets and add more currencies to generate higher returns.

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  12. SWFs gorging on alternatives, Invesco survey says

    trueA year of solid returns for global equities hasn't derailed a broad-based push by sovereign wealth funds into alternative strategies, according to Atlanta-based Invesco Ltd.'s second annual report on the industry.

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  13. British Columbia Investment Management chooses new CEO/CIO

    trueGordon J. Fyfe was named chief executive officer/chief investment officer of British Columbia Investment Management Corp. effective July 7.

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  14. Report accuses China Investment Corp. of mismanagement of investments

    trueChina's National Audit Office accused the $575 billion sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corp., Beijing, of mismanaging investments both overseas and at home.

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