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Sovereign Wealth Funds Briefing 25.Feb 2010

Posted on 25 February 2010 by VRS |  Email |Print

From Juneauempire.com: The Alaska Permanent Fund will contain fewer individual investment portfolios and more index funds, after its stock portfolio was restructured Tuesday to begin implementing a cutting-edge new investment strategy that was first adopted last summer.

Among the changes will be firing a dozen or more money management firms, so the fund can focus on its top prospects, managers told the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation’s Board of Trustees while meeting at its Juneau headquarters…………………………………..Full Article: Source

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From Asiaone.com: Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings said on Wednesday it had sold S$500 million worth of 15-year notes and S$500 milion worth of 25-year notes to fund its business activity.

The 15-year notes were priced at a spread of 50 basis points over 15-year Singapore dollar swap offer rates, with a yield of 3.785 percent, and the 25-year notes were priced at a spread of 65 basis points over interpolated 20- and 30-year Singapore dollar swap offer rates…………………………………..Full Article: Source

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From Todayonline.com: Temasek Holdings will be selling bonds in two tranches and has priced $1 billion in bonds, equally split between 15- and 25-year tenors.

In a statement yesterday, Temasek said it has priced its $500 million 15-year bonds with a 3.785-per-cent coupon that were priced to yield 50 basis points over 15-year Singapore dollar swap offer rates (SOR)…………………………………..Full Article: Source

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From WSJ: China has a $2.4 trillion headache: its foreign reserves. That surplus capital is now beginning to manifest itself in a new wave of investment outside China. In addition to high-profile investments by China’s giant sovereign wealth fund, state-owned and private Chinese companies are finding it easier to obtain capital for foreign forays, investing both in new projects and in existing businesses.
Much of the focus has been on securing access to natural resources, but technology and market access are increasingly becoming priorities…………………………………..Full Article: Source

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From Theaustralian.com.au: Goodman Group is banking on a turnaround in profit from development and funds management to drive it to a forecast operating profit of $310 million this financial year. The group added sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corporation, and Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board, as strategic partners last year.
In the six months to December 31, Goodman suffered more heavy falls in asset values, with $1.5 billion of cuts to its property portfolio and adverse foreign exchange movements pushing the group to a $500.3m loss…………………………………..Full Article: Source

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From RTTNews: New Zealand’s total reserve assets climbed to NZ$24.91 billion in January from NZ$21.59 billion in the previous month, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand reported on Thursday.

Foreign currency reserves increased to NZ$18.19 billion in January from NZ$14.79 billion in the preceding month…………………………………..Full Article: Source

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