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Sovereign Wealth Funds Briefing 09.Jun 2011

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Ho ChingHo Ching, chief investment officer of Temasek Holdings Pte, the Singapore state-owned investment company, will likely step down in August, the Financial Times said, citing people familiar with the matter.
Ho’s departure is expected a month after Temasek releases its annual review for the year ended March, when it’s expected to post investment gains……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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Quah Wee GheeThe Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC), the city-state’s sovereign wealth fund that manages over $100 billion of investments across more than 40 countries, on Wednesday announced changes to its top management for strengthening its reach into emerging markets, including India.
While Seek Ngee Huat and Teh Kok Peng will lead GIC’s Latin America and China business groups, respectively, Quah Wee Ghee will retire as President of GIC Asset Management to lead the wealth fund’s India business group………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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The Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) has appointed a new head of property as part of a raft of senior management changes. Goh Kok Huat, deputy president of GIC Real Estate since July 2010, has been appointed president, replacing Seek Ngee Huat who will chair GIC’s Latin America business.
Of the changes, GIC deputy chairman Tony Tan said the organisation “builds its competitive advantage through an investment strategy of ’integrated diversity’………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC, has appointed Quah Wee Ghee to chair GIC’s India Business Group, as a part of a major change of guard at its key emerging markets and the three investment wings– asset management, special investments and real estate.
GIC, with over $100 billion in assets under managemen globally, is one of the most active sovereign wealth funds operating in India………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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U.S. securities regulators are examining whether Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and other financial firms might have violated bribery laws in dealings with Libya’s sovereign-wealth fund, according to people familiar with the matter.
Enforcement lawyers at the Securities and Exchange Commission are reviewing documents that detail the firms’ relationships with the Libyan Investment Authority controlled by Col. Moammar Gadhafi, these people said………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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Qatar Airways, half-owned by the Gulf Arab state’s sovereign wealth Qatari Investment Authority, is on the verge of buying a 35 percent stake in Cargolux, providing a long-term investor for Europe’s largest all-freight airline.
A Cargolux spokeswoman said on Wednesday that a deal would be signed on Thursday, with Qatar Airways acquiring holdings that the Luxembourg state and other groups bought during the economic crisis………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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The Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) would consider buying a stake in Royal Bank of Scotland but no offer has yet been made, the sovereign wealth fund’s managing director said on Tuesday.
“They did not offer us a stake… When we get an offer, we will look at it,” Bader al Saad told reporters outside Kuwait’s parliament, adding the KIA had met with RBS………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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One of the Middle East’s largest sovereign wealth funds has said it is interested in buying a stake in The Royal Bank of Scotland when the British government begins to sell down the state’s holding in the lender.
The Kuwait Investment Authority, which manages funds worth nearly $US300 billion ($281 billion), said it had met RBS representatives and was keen to look at investing in the bank………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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