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Sovereign Wealth Funds Briefing 30.Oct 2009

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From Bloomberg: Australia’s $58 billion sovereign wealth fund increased its investments in distressed assets as it sought to profit from the global financial turmoil.

The Future Fund — set up to cover the cost of retiring lawmakers, judges and public servants — committed A$4 billion ($3.6 billion) to distressed private equity and debt investments during the year to June 30, it said in its annual report released today……………………….Full Article: Source

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From Reuters: Qatar’s Hassad Food is eyeing a stake in Russia’s PAVA and has signed a deal potentially worth $1 billion to develop land in Sudan as it looks to grow through acquisitions and joint ventures, its chairman said on Thursday.

The agricultural arm of Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund is bucking the Gulf Arab trend of buying farmland abroad to secure food supplies by investing in companies globally to help provide food security mainly for Qatar, the Middle East and North Africa region, Nasser Mohamed Al Hajri told Reuters……………………….Full Article: Source

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From Forbes: The Abu Dhabi investment fund that bet big on Daimler AG said Thursday its third-quarter profits shot sharply higher mostly on gains from its stake in the Mercedes-Benz maker.

Aabar Investments said earnings jumped to $402.3 million between July and September, compared with a profit of $5.4 million in the same period a year earlier……………………….Full Article: Source

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From Zawya.com: As the economic crisis sent stock markets crashing into prolonged downward spirals, Abu Dhabi’s burgeoning pool of state investment vehicles endured a mix of pain and a sense of opportunity.
For the behemoth, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (Adia), it was a time to take the hits – with estimates of losses of 25 per cent to 30 per cent – and be cautious……………………….Full Article: Source

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From Bloomberg: Qatar may join General Electric Co., an investment unit of the Persian Gulf country’s sovereign wealth fund, and CVC Capital Partners Ltd. in their bid to buy Areva SA’s electricity transmission and distribution unit, two people familiar with the matter said.

Qatar Holding LLC hired New York-based investment bank Evercore Partners Inc. to advise on acquiring a stake in Areva’s unit should the GE-led bid succeed, said the people, who declined to be named because the talks are private. Officials at Doha-based Qatar Holding declined to comment……………………….Full Article: Source

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From Thenewstribune.com: The Alaska Permanent Fund produced a 10.7 percent return and grew by $3.4 billion during the July-September period, the first quarter of its fiscal year, fund officials said.
The stock market posted one of its best gains in a decade during the quarter, said Michael Burns, chief executive of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp., the agency that runs the $33 billion oil-wealth savings account. Just over half of the fund — about $18 billion — is invested in the stock market……………………….Full Article: Source

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From Stuff.co.nz: Solid investment gains for September made for a happy sixth anniversary for the New Zealand Superannuation Fund, which has grown to $15.23 billion since its inception.

Created in September 2003 to help pre-fund the future cost of superannuation, the fund endured a torrid time in the financial year to June, reporting a pre-tax loss of $3.2b after a 22.1 per cent drop in returns……………………….Full Article: Source

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From Individual.com: China Investment Corp. (CIC), one of the biggest sovereign wealth funds in world, will still focus more on the investment in bulk stock, chairman Lou Jiwei of the investment company said.

Established in 2007 with registered capital of USD 200 billion, Beijing-based CIC made most of the investment in financial products portfolios at the initial period of its operation……………………….Full Article: Source

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From Reuters: China Investment Corp (CIC), a near-$300 billion sovereign wealth fund, plans to invest $700 million in Hopu-backed Iron Mining International Ltd, a source told Reuters on Thursday.

The investment would be the Chinese fund’s second involvement this week in a Mongolian mining deal as it shifts its investment strategy to natural resources from financial institutions……………………….Full Article: Source

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