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Sovereign Wealth Funds Briefing 21.Mar 2012

Posted on 21 March 2012 by VRS |  Email |Print

Salman al-KhalifaSalman al-Khalifa, a former top regional banker at Deutsche Bank in the Middle East, is the prime contender to run the $9 billion Bahraini sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat, two sources familiar with the matter said.
Khalifa, who is a member of Bahrain’s royal family, resigned in November as Deutsche’s UAE country chief and head of global markets for Middle East and North Africa………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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Khodor MattarKhodor Mattar, a Dubai-based director at Rothschild, is leaving the investment bank to join Temasek Holdings Pte (TMSK), Singapore’s state-owned investment company, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Mattar will join Temasek’s group overseeing energy and resources investments, said the person, who asked not to be named as the information isn’t public. Mattar didn’t immediately respond to an e-mail and calls to his mobile phone. Temasek spokesmen couldn’t be reached immediately………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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In the wake of reports that Formula 1’s chief executive Bernie Ecclestone is eyeing to launch a US$10 billion (S$12.6 billion) initial public offering (IPO) of the sport in Singapore, it has emerged that the city-state’s Government-owned Temasek Holdings has been approached to take a minority stake in the company.
In an exclusive report this morning, Sky News revealed that the moved was made by CVC Capital Partners, Formula 1’s current owners, and that talks are expected to take place in the “coming days”………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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A powerful Singaporean government investor is being courted to buy a stake in Formula One (F1) motor racing by the sport’s current owners.
Temasek Holdings, which is one of the Asian city-state’s principal sovereign wealth funds, has been approached by CVC Capital Partners about the sale of a minority stake in F1 ahead of a prospective stock market listing in Singapore………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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Outgoing Future Fund chairman David Murray has said that Australia’s superannuation funds’ portfolio allocations are “far too risky” and has urged the government and financial services industry to create a simpler system to list corporate bonds in Australia.
Australia and its investors are too heavily exposed to financial instability and excessive risk because super funds are too heavily weighted toward equities, Mr Murray said………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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Qatar Holding said in the filing that it could raise its stake further after increasing it to 12.8 percent and that it may seek representation on the group’s supervisory board.
Qatar Holding added that it may discuss strategic partnerships “allowing the creation of long-term value for shareholders” of Lagardere, though there were currently no specific plans………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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Alberta’s petroleum reserves constitute a huge store of wealth for its residents, akin to a winning lottery ticket. As everyone knows – or should know – the smart thing to do with a winning lottery ticket is to put the proceeds in the bank and to base spending on the investment income it generates, and not on the windfall itself.
This is roughly the approach taken by Norway: much of its oil revenues are invested in a sovereign wealth fund whose purpose is to provide a flow of income to future generations of Norwegians after its oil reserves run out………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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