Top Ten Tweets

Ashby Monk

Here they are: Your top news items from the past week’s @sovereignfund Twitter feed:

  1. GIC’s Tony Tan leaving to run for President. It’s actually almost the same job; i.e., protecting Singapore’s reserves
  2. It’s judgement day for PE funds, as CalPERS tells all.
  3. Russia Direct Investment Fund winning some high-level support. Advisory board to include various big shots.
  4. Korea’s $270 billion National Pension Service is opening its first overseas office. And the winner is…New York.
  5. And the next country to consider a new sovereign wealth fund is…Poland! (They got shale gas.)
  6. Very interesting to see 11 family offices team up / pool resources to make direct investments in clean tech and energy.
  7. SEC investigating ExxonMobil’s ties to the Libyan Investment Authority.
  8. Temasek’s Ho Ching isn’t going anywhere; has told staff internally that she plans to stay on at Temasek.
  9. Mubadala launches joint venture with 1 Malaysia Development for $4 Billion aluminium plant.
  10. Qatar Investment Authority looking to bring 100 people from London to Doha.

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This website is a project of Professor Gordon L. Clark and Dr. Ashby Monk of the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford. Their research on sovereign wealth funds is funded by the Leverhulme Trust and The Rotman International Centre for Pension Management.

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