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Sovereign Wealth Funds Briefing 22.Mar 2012

Posted on 22 March 2012 by VRS |  Email |Print

Qatari investment company Qatar Holding held 2% of the capital of French media and telecommunications group Vivendi at the end of February, according to Vivendi’s recently published annual reference document.
The Qatari company’s shareholding stood at 1.55% at the end of last year. Vivendi’s biggest single shareholder is BlackRock Inc with a 4.60% stake. French sovereign wealth fund FSI, together with its main shareholder Caisse des Depots et Consignations owns 3.74% of Vivendi, and Norway’s sovereign wealth fund has a 2.01% stake, according to the document. Altogether, institutional investors held 92.9% of the company’s capital………………………………………..Full Article: Source

Posted on 22 March 2012 by VRS |  Email |Print

Bahrain’s $9 billion sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat appointed Mahmood Hashem al-Kooheji as its new chief executive on Wednesday, replacing Talal Al Zain who resigned last month to set up his own investment firm.
Kooheji, who was deputy chief executive of the fund since 2006, was also mostly recently the chief executive of Bahrain-based labour fund Tamkeen, Mumtalakat said in a statement………………………………………..Full Article: Source

Posted on 22 March 2012 by VRS |  Email |Print

The Future Fund has been revealed as the biggest investor to buy into toll road operator Transurban this week to replace two foreign pension funds.
Documents lodged with the ASX this morning show the Future Fund’s board of guardians increased its holding of below 5 per cent to 6.78 per cent of the CityLink operator, moving on an offer when the foreign funds’ investment manager CP2 acted to sell its 7.86 per cent stake for $631 million………………………………………..Full Article: Source

Posted on 22 March 2012 by VRS |  Email |Print

In the wake of reports that Formula 1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone is eyeing a US$10 billion (S$12.6 billion) initial public offering (IPO) of the sport in Singapore, it has emerged that Temasek Holdings has been approached to take a minority stake in the company.
In an exclusive report yesterday, Sky News revealed that the move 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

Posted on 22 March 2012 by VRS |  Email |Print

Singapore, the southeast Asian city-state and the scene of F1’s annual street night race, could be at the centre of the sport’s plans for the future.
Sky News reports that Temasek Holdings, one of Singapore’s principal sovereign wealth funds, has been approached by F1’s majority owner CVC with a proposal to buy into the sport. It is also rumoured that F1 could be floated on the Singapore stock exchange………………………………………..Full Article: Source

Posted on 22 March 2012 by VRS |  Email |Print

Jin Liqun, Chairman of Board of Supervisors of China Investment Corporation (CIC), the world’s fifth largest sovereign wealth fund by assets under management, and delegates recently visited The Stock Exchange of Thailand to discuss investment opportunities in Thailand.
The delegation was welcomed by SET President Charamporn Jotikasthira………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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