The Daily Brief

Ashby Monk

Fantastic news day — lots of interesting tidbits to report:

  • Future Fund sees long-term structural changes to the global economy.
  • Norway’s SWF lost $52 billion (with a B) in the third quarter. Ouch.
  • Russia sees Moscow becoming a new regional (if not global) financial center.
  • North Dakota is trying to figure out how to invest the assets in its Legacy Fund.
  • Norway’s NBIM sold all of its U.S. mortgage-backed securities.
  • Any European deal with China…is going to take…time.
  • The Economist says that CIC, GIC and Temasek have started to “funnel money into hedge funds“.
  • Korea’s NPS invests $225 million in French Malls.
  • SOFAZ updates its permissible investments list. Russia and Turkey are on it.
  • “IPIC is relying increasingly on financing from global investors and less on injections from the Abu Dhabi Government.”
  • Ontario Teachers’ gives $125 million mandate to Chicago’s NXT Capital for middle-market commercial finance investments.

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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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