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Nigeria puts $200mln SWF cash in investment

Posted on 17 September 2013

Nigeria’s Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) has made its first investment, handing over $200m to UBS, Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs to manage a fixed income portfolio. The first investment, even if relatively small, adds Nigeria to the small cadre of commodity-rich countries that over the past decade have become one of the most powerful forces in global financial markets through their sovereign wealth funds, according to a report by the Financial Times.
Uche Orji, chief executive of the $1bn Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), told the Financial Times the fund gave UBS $50m last week to invest in United States (US) Treasuries. A further $150m is being transferred this week to Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs to build a US corporate bond portfolio………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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