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Sovereign Wealth Funds Briefing 05.Jan 2012

Posted on 05 January 2012 by VRS |  Email |Print

Temasek Holdings has appointed former chief financial officer of UBS John Cryan as its European president. This is a newly-created role and market watchers said the investment firm could be looking at expanding its investments in Europe.
Currently, Temasek has limited exposure in Europe and its largest investment there is Standard Chartered. According to Temasek’s annual report, 77 per cent of its S$193 billion (US$150 billion) portfolio as of 31 March 2011 is in Asia………………………………………..Full Article: Source

Posted on 05 January 2012 by VRS |  Email |Print

John CryanTemasek Holdings Pte. Ltd. appointed John Cryan, the former chief financial officer at UBS AG, as president of its European business, a newly created position, as the Singapore state investment company continues to build up its management team.
Temasek has been drawing on executives from banks and other companies as it seeks to create a deeper leadership base at the state investment firm, which had a portfolio of US$150 billion as of March 31, 2011, up 3.8% from a year earlier………………………………………..Full Article: Source

Posted on 05 January 2012 by VRS |  Email |Print

John Cryan, the former chief financial officer at UBS, has moved to Temasek, the Singapore sovereign wealth fund. He had announced his departure last December, and is to be replaced by Tom Naratil.
Cryan becomes president of Temasek’s European business, as part of a strategy of the Singapore state investment firm to build up its business and management team in Europe. As of March 31 last year Temasek had a portfolio of $150 billion, an increase of 3.8% year on year………………………………………..Full Article: Source

Posted on 05 January 2012 by VRS |  Email |Print

Qatar’s energy resources have given it one of the world’s highest per capita incomes, a futuristic urban skyline and enough clout to host the 2022 soccer World Cup. But its wealth may not be enough for the arid state to achieve an even more ambitious goal: becoming largely self-sufficient in food.
Like other oil-rich, water-poor Gulf states, Qatar has been investing in large areas of farmland overseas to ensure access to food supplies………………………………………..Full Article: Source

Posted on 05 January 2012 by VRS |  Email |Print

Qatar Holding said Tuesday it wants a seat on the board of French media group Lagardere and may increase its stake further than the 10 percent level the investment fund passed last week.
In a statement to French regulators, Qatar Holding LLC said it intends to put up a candidate for the company’s board. It said it may increase its stake further than the 10.07 percent level it reached last week, but that it did not plan to acquire a majority holding………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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