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Sovereign Wealth Funds Briefing 03.Jan 2014

Posted on 03 January 2014 by VRS |  Email |Print

GIC, one of the two sovereign wealth funds of Singapore, was has been named as the one of the biggest investors in private equity for 2013. According to Indian investment research platform VCCircle’s calculations, GIC was among the top investors both in terms of the amount of invested, as well as the number of transactions sealed this year.
Investing more than $650 million in 2013, GIC devoted significant amounts of money to Indian private equity in particular over the past 12 months, ramping up its activity after opening an office in the region in 2011………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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It’s filing time again. Not for federal income taxes, but for your annual Alaska Permanent Fund dividend. The filing period opened Wednesday and closes March 31. The good news for qualifying Alaskans is that the dividend amount might increase when it hits bank accounts this fall. The director of the Permanent Fund Dividend Division said recently that this year’s payout could return to the range of “four figures,” as he put it.
The annual dividend payment is pretty much what most Alaskans focus on when it comes to the Alaska Permanent Fund. But state legislators regularly put forward bills that affect the fund and the dividend that derives from it, and those ideas and changes deserve attention, too………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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British Land and GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, have signed a joint venture partnership for the Broadgate development in London. GIC is acquiring the 50% interest in Broadgate owned by Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe III and Blackstone Real Estate Partners VI.
Built around Liverpool Street station, Broadgate is expected to benefit both from the opening of the new Crossrail station in 2018 and from improvements in the surrounding areas. Major investments in recent years have already significantly revitalised the estate with over 950,000 sq ft of space newly developed or refurbished in the last four years………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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Property group British Land Company Plc has entered a joint venture (JV) agreement with GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, for the development of London’s Broadgate office and retail complex.
British Land, the UK’s second-largest real estate investment trust (REIT) after Land Securities, and US private equity group Blackstone had owned equal shares of the 30-acre site. As reported in August (Blackstone Said to Be in Talks to Sell Broadgate Stake to GIC), Blackstone was planning to sell its stake for more than £1.7 billion to GIC and a source told Reuters last week that a deal had been clinched at around that price………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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