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NZ Super CEO: Bank of Portugal's moves could undermine SWFs role in providing liquidity
trueA decision by Portugal's central bank, which effectively penalizes institutional investors that lent $784 million to a Portuguese bank a month before its collapse in August, could undermine the growing role of sovereign wealth funds in providing liquidity to the global financial system, said Adrian ...
Texas Teachers to expand principal investments
trueTeacher Retirement System of Texas officials plan an all-out campaign to make the $132 billion pension fund more attractive to the world's choicest — and biggest — principal investment opportunities.
Alaska Permanent gains 3.2% in quarter, surpassing benchmark by 110 basis points
trueAlaska Permanent Fund Corp. returned 3.2% for the quarter ended Dec. 31 and 1.9% fiscal-year-to-date.
Singapore's GIC awarded RQFII license
trueThe China Securities Regulatory Commission announced Thursday that it awarded a renminbi qualified institutional investor license to Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC Private Ltd.
Norway's sovereign wealth fund peaks as oil sinks, governor says
trueThe world’s largest sovereign wealth fund has reached its peak amid a collapse in oil prices, according to the governor of Norway’s central bank.
Australia's Future Fund posts 13.2% gain for 2014, trims risk exposures
trueAustralia’s Future Fund reported Thursday that its investment portfolio returned 13.2% in 2014 to reach A$109.2 billion (US$85.1 billion) in assets.
AP7 puts $28 billion global equity portfolio up for grabs
trueAP7 is searching for managers to run 230 billion Swedish kronor ($27.9 billion) in passive global equities.
2 professors win Markowitz prize for paper on sovereign wealth risk management
trueZvi Bodie and Marie Briere were named winners of the $10,000 Harry M. Markowitz Award prize.
Alberta Investment Management hires new CIO
trueDale MacMaster was named chief investment officer at the C$80 billion (US$64.5 billion) Alberta Investment Management Corp., Edmonton.
KKR, backed by GIC, launches real estate-focused financial company in India
trueKKR announced it had launched a non-banking financial company in Mumbai to provide financing for property developers, backed by an investment from Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC.
China Investment Corp. public equity head quits
trueZheng Kongdong, head of a China Investment Corp. department that specializes in publicly traded stocks, left the nation's $653 billion sovereign wealth fund, said three people with knowledge of the matter.
Private equity investors could see more cash back, better returns
truePrivate equity managers are more likely to sell than buy in 2015. This should give investors more cash in their pockets from the expected distributions from these sales. These distributions of capital will help keep private equity's internal rates of return up.
Alaska Permanent Fund makes a total of $1.45 billion in commitments
trueAlaska Permanent Fund Corp. announced four new commitments totaling $900 million in Dec. 10-11 board meeting materials.
Australia Future Fund's head of equities to depart
trueElspeth Lumsden, head of equities for the Future Fund, will be leaving the A$104 billion (US$86 billion) Melbourne-based fund to return to “full-time study.”
Alabama Trust Fund on lookout for investment consultant
trueAlabama Trust Fund issued an RFP for an investment consultant for the $2.5 billion sovereign wealth fund.