The Daily Brief

Ashby Monk

  • Temasek and Seatown Holdings (Temasek sub) are part of the consortium buying BofA’s stake in China Construction Bank.
  • US OFAC gives LIA-backed hedge fund permission to start trading in the US again.
  • Saudi Arabia’s central bank now has more than $500 billion in reserves.
  • Coming out in defense of the Nigeria’s new NSIA: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.
  • Interesting take on Nigeria’s wobbly new NSIA.
  • Caisse de Dépôt du Québec is fighting off local politicians that want to direct it into (struggling) local business.
  • Japan’s largest pension fund (GPIF) is bigger than Russia’s economy (AUM v GDP).
  • Sweden’s AP2 and AP3 are moving money into emerging markets.
  • For the intrepid institutional investor: some infrastructure investments in Iran.
  • Australia seems to be the most attractive commercial property market for Asia-Pacific investors at the moment.

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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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