Emirates’ EIA and Philippines’ Maharlika get new CEOs

16th November, 2023

This week has been quite eventful in terms of personnel changes. After the appointments of CIC’s new chief representative in the US, and of the new CEO and CIO for the Hong Kong Investment Corporation (HKIC), which we covered on Monday, we have finally heard about the new leaders for the Emirates Investment Authority (EIA) and the newly established Maharlika Investment Corp. (MIC) in the Philippines.

Chinese SWFs get new focus and leadership

13th November, 2023

On Friday, Reuters reported that the China Investment Corporation (CIC) finally found a new chief representative officer for its only overseas office, almost a year after it became vacant. Clare Xiaoqing Bai, a Managing Director that currently serves as Global Head of Private Equity, will move from Beijing to New York to replace Hong Zhang, a trained attorney that spent six years trying to improve the relationships and in-roads of CIC with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

Rotation continues at KIA’s Executive Management, SWF industry loses a leading figure

2nd October, 2023

Aliah Al Tameemi, the Head of Alternatives of the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), has been replaced by Salah Al Muraikhi, a Director of the Hedge Funds program. This represents the latest move among the sovereign wealth fund’s executive management, which has seen 70% of its members (including all heads of investment) change in the past 15 months.

Losing Musicco as CIO Raises Questions Over CalPERS’s Future Private Equity Strategy

18th September, 2023

The US$463 billion California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) has lost another CIO with Nicole Musicco quitting her position after less than two years for family reasons.

Rwanda's Rapidly Evolving Sovereign Wealth Fund Gets Female CEO

8th September, 2023

Rwanda’s Agaciro Development Fund (AgDF) is one of several state institutions seeing a change of leadership this week, with Gilbert Nyatanyi replaced as CEO by Tesi Rusagara, who was serving as the Managing Director at Kigali Innovation City and also board member of the Capital Markets Authority Rwanda. Aged 33, she holds an MBA from Stanford and worked in Deloitte US before returning to Rwanda in 2019.

London-based Kuwait Investment Office concludes search for CEO

17th August, 2023

On Wednesday, the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) appointed Abdulmohsin Al Mukhaizeem as permanent President and Chief Executive Officer for its London branch, the Kuwait Investment Office (KIO).

Movers & Shakers, Summer Edition

11th August, 2023

August is normally a prolific month for appointments and new hires, especially among those funds in the Northern Hemisphere and for those executives with families that need to relocate and find new schools. Here’s an update of what is happening around the human capital of Sovereign Investors:

OMERS Ventures walks out of London, too

9th August, 2023

OMERS Ventures, the Venture Capital arm of the Ontario public pension fund, announced on Wednesday that it is closing its London program. Of the team members based in the City, managing partners Jambu Palaniappan, Harry Briggs and an associate are reportedly leaving the firm, while managing partner Henry Gladwyn and another associate will relocate to New York to kick off the new team there.

UAE Sovereign Funds Snap Up Korean Talent in Bid for Asian Growth

26th June, 2023

Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala has recruited rising star Ahn Seung-gu, Korea Investment Corporation's (KIC) senior director for private equity, as it seeks to boost its exposure to developed markets in Asia.

NZ Super best performing Sovereign Investor, CEO to leave by year-end

3rd May, 2023

As in 2021 and 2022, we have studied the performance of all major Sovereign Investors. By May, most organizations had already released results, although eight of the 50 funds featured below were yet to report them and we estimated their FY22 yield based on benchmarks. Whenever possible, returns are expressed in net, nominal terms.

Canadian Funds’ War for Talent

11th January, 2023

On Monday, the Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo), the province’s US$ 129 billion manager of pension and sovereign capital, announced the appointment of David Scudellari as Senior Executive Managing Director, and Head of International Investments. David served for seven years at the US$ 185 billion Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) where he opened the New York office; built a US$ 22 billion global credit business, and acted as interim CFO and Head of Credit and Private Equity. The poaching seemed amicable, and shortly after the announcement, AIMCo and PSP announced a new agreement that will allow AIMCo leverage PSP’s private credit origination capabilities, which David built.

OTPP Digs Deeper in India and Launches Mumbai Office

27th September, 2022

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board (OTPP) has joined its fellow Canadian public pension funds CPP Investments and CDPQ with a new office in India, as it ramps up its exposure to the South Asian heavyweight in emerging markets.

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