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Sovereign Wealth Funds Briefing 30.Jun 2009

Posted on 30 June 2009 by VRS |  Email |Print

From Financialstandard.com.au: The $40 billion Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation has appointed a $310 million distressed debt mandate to Oaktree Capital Management.

According to a media statement, the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation board of trustees has hired Oaktree to manage “a portion” of the fund’s distressed debt allocation……..Full Article: Source

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From Financialstandard.com.au: The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC) is looking to hire a director of investments for its absolute return and risk management division.

The director will be posted at the APFC offices in Alaska’s capital city of Juneau, population approximately 32,000……..Full Article: Source

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From Swfinstitute.org: Largest Funds by Assets Under Management. This is a list of major SWFs. ……Full Article: Source

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From Maktoob.com: UAE-based sovereign wealth fund Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority (RAKIA) on Monday said it has set up the RAKIA Real Estate Regulatory Agency to protect real estate investors in the emirate.

The agency will oversee the implementation of the escrow account law for freehold projects, RAKIA said in an emailed statement……..Full Article: Source

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The founders of the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute, during a meeting on June 10 in Tokyo, authorized the announcement of plans to unveil a new business segment that will provide asset listings and capital introduction services.

“The private institutional buyer centric marketplace will be an efficient, global alternative investment solution that utilizes connectivity, diligence, privacy and technology,” said Michael Maduell, CEO “This unique platform will systematically provide buyers and investors with the necessary tools to select investment funds and assets.” …….Full Press Release: Source

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From Thenational.ae: Emirates NBD is close to securing a Dh3.5 billion ($US953 million) government cash injection that will allow the UAE’s largest lender to meet new capital adequacy targets set by the Central Bank late last year.

Most of the cash is expected to come from the Government of Dubai, which owns 56.6 per cent of Emirates NBD through the Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), its investment arm……..Full Article: Source

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From Bloomberg: Anglo American Plc is in talks with Dubai Natural Resources World to develop iron ore sources in Brazil, the London-based Times reported, without saying where it got the information.

Anglo believes it needs $3.6 billion to develop its Brazilian iron ore, the newspaper said……..Full Article: Source

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From Reuters: At the moment, only the sovereign wealth fund of Qatar seems able to rescue the greatest car company in the world.

Over the weekend, Porsche refused a VW offer to buy almost half of Porsche, arguing that the sudden arrival of billions in cash would trigger crushing payments of debt that Porsche can ill afford……..Full Article: Source

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From Nytimes.com: Lower Saxony (where Volkswagen has its headquarters) would maintain its 20 percent holding, while Qatar would take 15 percent. An unidentified sovereign wealth fund would hold the remaining 5 percent; the remainder would presumably be listed on the stock market.

Porsche took on a debt of 9 billion euros, or $12.7 billion, as it acquired its VW stake over the last four years……..Full Article: Source

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From Reuters: Earlier this month that Chinese sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corp is poised to invest around $500 million into a Blackstone hedge fund unit.
The Wall Street Journal first reported that proposed investment……..Full Article: Source

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