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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Rapid Change in Sovereign Investor Leaderships Brings New Faces to the Fore

26th September, 2022

The C-suite churn in sovereign investors has shown no sign of abating this year with a total of 16 new CEOs to date, compared to 20 in the whole of 2021.

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The Big Apple is Blossoming as PIF Begins Hiring for its New NYC Office

20th September, 2022

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) is expanding its international footprint with its New York City office ramping up personnel to originate new deals that support its rapid growth.

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The Challenges Facing South Korea’s New Pensions Supremo

7th September, 2022

South Korea’s National Pension Service (NPS) has appointed a new chair as the fund faces a set of challenges amid an increasingly difficult economic outlook.

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ADIA secures new leadership for Private Equity, Real Estate

25th July, 2022

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), the world’s fourth largest SWF and the largest investment vehicle in the Middle East, has gone through several organizational changes recently and it just added two high-profile hires from North America to lead its efforts around Global Real Estate (Drew Goldman) and American Private Equity (Andrew Claerhout).

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Singapore Challenges Hong Kong as Regional Hub for Sovereign Investors

14th July, 2022

The Alberta Investment Management Corp (AIMCo) has chosen Singapore over Hong Kong as its Asian base of operations, following a trend that has seen the sovereign city state preferred over the restive Chinese territory.

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GIC opens Sydney office, expands leadership group

2nd June, 2022

Exactly a year after it first announced it, GIC has closed its first few hires in Australia and has opened an office in Sydney to manage its significant portfolio of assets Down Under. The first team members to be onboarded are a VP from Nuveen, an Associate from Fortius and another one from Credit Suisse. We expect the fund to name a head for the new office soon.

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ADIA Gets Leaner for Fitter Performance, Closing Offices and Deepening Partnerships

20th May, 2022

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) has radically pared back its staffing levels in a push towards greater efficiency and focus.

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