The Daily Brief

Ashby Monk

You’re getting a double-dose of Daily Briefage today, as I was way too busy to get to it yesterday. Anyway, here it is:

  • Russia and China may be setting up a big co-investment vehicle.
  • The CPPIB is acquiring a ‘high-end mall‘ in St. Louis.
  • Gulf SWFs are spending their money close to home.
  • Syrian-Qatari Holding just ran out of money. Halts projects.
  • Alaska Permanent Fund dividend has been announced: $1,174 for all qualifying residents.
  • Future Fund’s Murray says Australia’s States should use mining revenues to set up their own SWFs. It’s not a bad idea, and it’s basically what the U.S. does with much of its commodity wealth.
  • NPS, CIC, NZSF, APG, TIAA-CREF, ATP (and others) are all part of a consortium to buy an Australian toll road.
  • Nigeria’s Governors are pushing to combine the old (non-transparent and dodgy) ECA with the new (legit and transparent) NSWF. Groan.
  • I’m hearing and seeing lots of rumors that the CIC may help Richard Branson bid for Northern Rock…which, if I know the CIC, means it probably won’t happen.

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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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