The Daily Brief

Ashby Monk

Today’s news:

  • Norway’s SWF will divest from FMC Corporation and Potash Corporation for ethical concerns and put Alstom on ‘notice’.
  • In addition, NBIM scolds six US firms on corp governance. These companies include: Wells Fargo, Staples, Western Union, Charles Schwab, Pioneer, and CME Group.
  • KKR, TPG Capital and Permira are apparently signing up to a formal alliance with the China Development Bank.
  • The China-Africa Development Fund has found African private equity a bit harder than expected. Not a single exit since 2007.
  • Qatar and Malaysia are setting up a $2 billion joint investment vehicle. It was described as ‘…a show of trust between two Muslim countries’
  • China Investment Corporation’s President Gao visits Duke (his alma mater) and talks democracy and communism with students.

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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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