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Ashby Monk, Ph.D., executive director of the Global Projects Center at Stanford University and a senior research associate at the University of Oxford, has been blogging about sovereign and pension funds since 2008. 

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The Daily Brief: A New SWF for Neuquen! Wait, Where's Neuquen?

Posted December 5, 2012 at 4:00 PM EST

Today's top stories: - Argentina's Neuquen Province plans to set up a new sovereign wealth fund out of the royalties it expects to collect from oil and gas resources. - The New Zealand Superannuation Fund wins the title for most innovative sovereign fund of the year; they deserve it. - Is Downing Street planning a new British SWF? Sort of. Not really. - And there's lots more...


 

The Daily Brief: Fun With Maps!

Posted December 10, 2012 at 4:00 PM EST

Today’s top stories: - I have fun with a new SWF mapping tool… and so can you! - Note to all global asset managers: Malaysia’s $170 billion EPF will be moving some of its assets offshore. Queue forms to the left. - US States are apparently considering consolidation among state and local pension funds to achieve economies of scale. Yes, please! - And there's another 15 stories that you have to read...


 

The Daily Brief: 0010101101010. Affirmative!

Posted December 11, 2012 at 4:00 PM EST

Today's top stories: - What do C-level pension and sovereign fund execs want for Christmas? Dynamic data dashboards on their iPads. - OMERS has hired a new "Evangelist in Residence". For real. That’s a thing. - The secret to VCs' success? Green Berets apparently. - And there's lots more...


 

The Daily Brief: India's Planning for a SWF. Again.

Posted December 12, 2012 at 3:40 PM EST

Today's top stories: - Take 23: Indian policymakers are reportedly planning a new SWF. Again. (Cue frowny face.) - Nigeria's Governors want $1B from the Excess Crude Account. - Qatar Holding gets a _monster_ QFII grant from China. - The NZSF divests from three Israeli companies involved in constructing settlements. - And there's a lot more to boot...


 

The Daily Brief: In-House Staff Are Expensive. Get Over It.

Posted December 13, 2012 at 4:01 PM EST

Today's top stories: - CalPERS may be struggling with the high cost of recruiting and retaining talented IT staff... but it's better than the alternative. - TRS' Britt Harris explains why public pension funds need to pay their people more. Subsequently, I agree. - The CPPIB expands its operations in Asia. - And there's lots, lots more...


 

The Daily Brief

Posted April 4, 2012 at 9:00 AM EST

Today's top stories: - Russian capital flight continues. - Kazakhstan wants investors in the People's IPO to be...conscious. For real. - More fee compression happenin'. - More calls for a new Indian SWF. - More awesome stories...


 

The Daily Brief

Posted April 5, 2012 at 9:00 AM EST

Today's news: - SWFs have $4.5 trillion in AUM. - The RDIF looks to Russian healthcare assets. - Hedge funds see a bright future...for themselves. - Samruk-Kazyna has a new 10-year plan. And more...


 

The Daily Brief

Posted April 9, 2012 at 9:00 AM EST

Todays top stories: - Korea's Giants are buying into London property. - Iran's SWF could have as much as $55 billion. - An update on (and history of) Libya's SWF. - News on the Australia Future Fund and Qatar Investment Authority. And more...


 

The Daily Brief

Posted April 10, 2012 at 9:00 AM EST

Today's top stories: - CalPERS is selling $1.5B worth of PE fund stakes. - Kazakhstan's Samruk-Kazyna is interested in nuclear energy. - Qatar Holding signs MoU with the Philippines. - Boss of Nigerian pension fund busted for corruption. And more...


 

The Daily Brief

Posted April 11, 2012 at 11:00 AM EST

Today's top stories: - Putin suggests repatriating SWF assets for local development. - The CPPIB's secret to making money in private equity. - CalSTRS makes 22% .. and sees unfunded liabilities go up! - The Qatar Investment Authority has plans to invest $10 Billion in India. Oh and there's so much more...


 

The Daily Brief

Posted April 12, 2012 at 12:00 PM EST

In today's news: - French SWF invests in French venture capital. - Mubadala loses money. - Russia's Minister of Finance wants stricter spending rules on resource revenues. And more.


 

The Daily Brief

Posted April 13, 2012 at 12:00 PM EST

Today's top stories: - Mubadala is doing some interesting research on chips. - The China African Development Fund changes strategy (a bit). - Japan's GPIF implements EM plans. - Nigeria's Excess Crude Account is almost empty. (Sigh.) And a bunch of other stuff...


 

The Daily Brief

Posted April 16, 2012 at 12:00 PM EST

Today's top stories: - Sierra Leone is planning a new SWF. - Russia’s reserves more than $500 billion in April. - The Qatar Investment Authority is investing big in… …Sardinia. - Knut Kjaer has officially embraced the power of the dark side of the force. And more...


 

The Daily Brief

Posted April 18, 2012 at 6:00 AM EST

Today's news: - CalPERS struggles with its computers. (PC load letter?) - Russia's Reserve Fund is big and getting bigger. - Mubadala won a large Boeing contract - Qatar buys a Libyan Bank. And about 10 other stories.


 

The Daily Brief

Posted April 19, 2012 at 2:00 PM EST

Good morning, Beijing. Great to be here. I come bearing news.


 

The Daily Brief

Posted April 20, 2012 at 1:00 AM EST

Today's news: - CPPIB bets on Chilean infrastructure. - OMERS Ventures incubates. - QIA invests in Tiffany. And more.


 

The Daily Brief

Posted April 23, 2012 at 4:00 AM EST

Coming to you live from Tokyo, today's news: - The UN is calling on SWFs to invest Africa. - The QIA has "much more" than $100 billion. - The Alaska Permanent Fund returned 6.9% for its third quarter. And some other interesting stuff...


 

The Daily Brief: New SWFs in Greenland, Slovenia, Lebanon and More

Posted November 5, 2012 at 3:15 PM EST

Good morning, Stanford: I'm finally home from the road... at least for the next week or so. And I brought you something! News: - Slovenia has a green light for its new SWF. - The Libyan Investment Authority is back in action. - NBIM continues to cut its European holdings. - The Future Fund offers more transparency on fees and gets big props from me for doing so. - And lots more...


 

The Daily Brief: Election Day Special!

Posted November 6, 2012 at 3:00 PM EST

It's election day today in the US of A, which means you'll be inundated with media coverage everywhere all day long. But not here! I've managed to gather together a bunch of stories that are 100% election free. Enjoy.


 

The Daily Brief: Wind Farms, Residential Real Estate, Energy and Infrastructure

Posted November 7, 2012 at 4:15 PM EST

Today's top stories: - OMERS likes wind. - Alaska likes housing. - Azerbaijan likes itself. - And about ten other stories of interest.


 

The Daily Brief: 36% of Boursa Italiana's Capital is Sovereign?

Posted November 8, 2012 at 3:34 PM EST

Today's top stories: - Is this right? SWF investments in Italy represent 36% of the market cap of the Borsa Italiana. - CalPERS is loosening investment restrictions on its infrastructure portfolio. - Aabar loses more senior executives. - And lots more...


 

The Daily Brief: Unfriendly West Pushing SWF East

Posted November 12, 2012 at 4:00 PM EST

This is a monster news day on the Avenue of Giants. I've got twelve interesting stories. For example? Giants are looking at... rain forests, minerals in Africa, big macro bets, malls, refineries, and lots more. Read on...


 

The Daily Brief: New Funds in Taiwan, Zimbabwe and the Cook Islands

Posted November 19, 2012 at 3:10 PM EST

Here’s what’s new: - The Cook Islands has plans for a new SWF. - Italy's Strategic Investment Fund and Qatar Holding have launched a new JV. - Internal disagreements are delaying launch of new SWF in Zimbabwe. - Data Nerds wanted in Edmonton. - And tons more...


 

The Daily Brief: Utah Has a New SWF

Posted November 20, 2012 at 3:59 PM EST

Today’s top stories: - Utah approved a plan to put a share of oil and gas taxes in a new permanent fund. - CalSTRS boosts its private asset allocation to 20%. - When it comes to Australian farmland, Australian investors think foreign investors are nuts. - And lots more...


 

The Daily Brief: Grow a Face, Investors!

Posted November 26, 2012 at 4:00 PM EST

Today's top stories: - Pension fund says 'faceless investors' partially to blame for short termism in capital markets. - ADIA's head of infrastructure is moving on. - New Mexico sets aside pool of cash for local venture investments. - The SGRF in Oman has a new CEO. - And about fifteen other stories...


 

The Daily Brief: Blackmail, Fraud, and Figure Skating

Posted November 27, 2012 at 4:02 PM EST

Today's top stories: - The CIC's Jin Liqun suggests the SEC is engaged in blackmail. - Ireland's NPRF says State Street's transition management team committed fraud.- Japan's trillion-dollar Giant has engaged four consultants to advise on developing an alternatives portfolio. - And how's this for an alternative investment: Figure skating. - And there's lots more...


 

The Daily Brief: KIA Celebrates 60 Years in London

Posted November 28, 2012 at 4:01 PM EST

Today's top stories: - The UK and Kuwait celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Kuwait Investment Office in London. - Despite what was announced yesterday, LIA is still interested in Petroplus. - OTPP has unveiled its latest PE investment in "...tackle boxes, bait storage, gun cases, archery cases, and ice fishing products." Nice. - The 'bond party' is over, according to some smart people. - And lots more...


 

The Daily Brief: Ontario, Korea, Malaysia, Russia, China and More

Posted June 4, 2012 at 4:00 PM EST

Today's top stories: - OTPP invests in data. - Korea's NPS is looking abroad. - IIs scale back their infrastructure allocations. - Khazanah is bullish on renewable energy. - And there's actually quite a bit more...


 

The Daily Brief: Norway, Singapore, Quebec, and More

Posted June 5, 2012 at 4:30 PM EST

Today’s news: - APG buys tanks. (Literally) – GIC buys groceries. – The RCIC buys trees. - And lots more buying of things…


 

The Daily Brief: Japan, Abu Dhabi, Paris, and More

Posted June 6, 2012 at 5:30 PM EST

Today's top stories: - Japan's huge GPIF gets set for international expansion. - Masdar boss named "Champion of the Earth". - the QIA buys stuff in Paris. - And lots of other stories...


 

The Daily Brief: Etislat, EIA, KIC, CIC, Khazanah and more

Posted June 7, 2012 at 5:55 PM EST

Today's top stories: - The EIA may soon have lots of liquidity. - The former PIF director general is...going to jail. - KIC bolsters European operations, as CIC pulls back. - SOFAZ sees AUM jump by 30%. And lots more...


 

The Daily Brief: Oregon, Mongolia, China, and More

Posted June 11, 2012 at 4:00 PM EST

Today's top stories: - Oregon is hiring a new CIO. - The FT counts six Chinese SWFs. - Temasek buys into Canadian mines. - Mongolia will launch new SWF in July. And so much more...


 

The Daily Brief: Norway, Alberta, Singapore, Europe and More

Posted June 13, 2012 at 6:01 PM EST

Today's news: - NBIM takes heat over Luxembourg domicile. - Temasek lying in wait. - Nigerian SWF's new boss coming from the UK. - Ghana reassures its citizens over Petroleum Fund. - And lots more...


 

The Daily Brief: Kuwait, Singapore, Switzerland, Korea and More

Posted June 14, 2012 at 4:00 PM EST

Today's top stories: - High return targets put pension funds in a tough spot. - KIA signs on as a cornerstone investor for IHH Healthcare. - Temasek wants more Chinese stocks. - A tough year for the CIC? - And lots more.


 

The Daily Brief: Timber, Asia, Africa, Nordic Wealth and More

Posted June 18, 2012 at 4:00 AM EST

Today's top stories: - There's growing interest in timberland among the Giants. - OTPP expands in Asia. - There's a mystery fund amassing Japanese equities. - Alaska is still debating an Iran divestiture. - And tons more on this Monday morning...


 

The Daily Brief: Panama, Ireland, USA and More

Posted June 19, 2012 at 3:30 PM EST

Today's top stories: - Panama's new sovereign fund will play multiple roles for the government. - Ireland's NPRF is working with Silicon Valley Bank to spur innovation. - The state of US public pension (under)funding is...a joke. - And there's more...


 

The Daily Brief: North Dakota; Hard Rock Cafe; Libya and More

Posted June 20, 2012 at 4:00 PM EST

Today's top stories: - North Dakota is loaded. - Aabar builds a Hard Rock Cafe. - LIA wants a refund from Goldman Sachs. - Norway's SWF divests from Israeli construction company. - And lots more...


 

The Daily Brief: Mubadala, LIA, CPPIB, Temasek and More

Posted June 21, 2012 at 4:30 PM EST

Today's top stories: - Mubadala is in Vietnam and Brazil. - Russia has new plans for its SWF. - Libya still has $3 billion frozen in the US of A. - And lots more.


 

The Daily Brief: Wall Street Sinners

Posted November 29, 2012 at 4:00 PM EST

Today's top stories: - 40% of Wall Streeters think other Wall Streeters are engaged in "illegal or unethical behavior." - The UK's PPF adds farmland and timberland to its permissible alternative investments. - OTPP has plans for a new Hong Kong office. - The CIC is reportedly in Pakistan looking at investment opportunities. - And Temasek is in India looking at office buildings. - And there's lots more...


 

The Daily Brief: High Speed Trains!

Posted December 3, 2012 at 3:00 PM EST

Today's top stories: - This is a big problem: "...among the 50 biggest companies in America the average shareholder stay is 20 minutes." - Tehran says its National Development Fund has over $43 billion... IN CASH. - Norway's sovereign fund now has $11 billion to spend on US real estate, which seems like good timing. - Dear SWFs: We want your money for a neat-o new train set. Signed, California. - And lots more...


 

The Daily Brief: Back In Action!

Posted July 18, 2012 at 5:00 PM EST

After being out for a week on paternity leave, here's a rundown of all the top stories that you (or at least I) missed...


 

The Daily Brief: QIA, CDC, CPPIB, CADF, CIC, SAFE and Temasek

Posted July 19, 2012 at 4:30 PM EST

Today's top stories: - Temasek and CIC invest in an undersea cable company. - China's SAFE is buying PE stakes in the secondaries market. - Japan's Labor Ministry calls for GPIF reform. And lots more...


 

The Daily Brief: MassPRIM, QIA, Mumtalakat, Mubadala, and More

Posted July 23, 2012 at 4:30 PM EST

Today's top stories: - MassPRIM may be forced to reconsider compensation policy. - QIA adds to Xstrata stake. Again. - Istithmar's new Board has been replaced. And lots more...


 

The Daily Brief: SOFAZ, HMC, CALPERS and More

Posted July 24, 2012 at 5:01 PM EST

Today's top stories: - Another American SWF? - Harvard likes natural resources. - CalPERS responds to criticism over returns. - And lots more.


 

The Daily Brief: Mubadala, CalPERS, APG, and the NSIA

Posted July 25, 2012 at 5:01 PM EST

Today's top stories: - Most institutional investors consider climate change in manager selection? Really? - The 300 Club continues to gain members. - The Philippines launches a new infrastructure alliance. - And lots more...


 

The Daily Brief: SIC, HDF, NOF, CDPQ and ECA

Posted July 26, 2012 at 5:01 PM EST

Today's top stories: - Nigeria's Excess Crude Account comes back to life. - CDPQ invests in clean energy. - New Mexico's SIC undergoes a huge overhaul. - And lots more.


 

The Daily Brief: HMC, CPPIB, OTPP, BCIMC, S-K, and CDC

Posted July 30, 2012 at 4:00 PM EST

Today's top stories: Harvard seems very keen on New Zealand. - Canadian pensions are lining up for European infrastructure assets. - The New York Common Retirement Fund has a new boss. - And lots more.


 

The Daily Brief: GIC, OIJIF(?), NPS, and Mumtalakat

Posted July 31, 2012 at 5:00 PM EST

Today's top stories: - The Oman India Joint Investment Fund (which, by the way, is a thing) has decided to invest in Solar. - The GIC is hoarding cash in anticipation of "better investment opportunities". - And there's a lot more.


 

The Daily Brief: Khazanah, Aabar, GPIF, NZSF, and BCIMC

Posted August 1, 2012 at 4:00 PM EST

Today's top stories: - Here's an investment tip from Khazanah: Theme Parks. - Aabar invests in an Omani bank. - Kapan's GPIF has over $700 billion (!) managed by in-house teams. - And lots more...


 

The Daily Brief: TIAA-CREF, CPPIB, NZSF, TPSF, and NPS

Posted August 2, 2012 at 3:56 PM EST

Today's top stories: - TIAA-CREF buys into a timberland asset manager. - India is still thinking about launching a new SWF for securing foreign resources. - New Mexico’s State Investment Council cleans house. Big time. - And lots more...


 

The Daily Brief: CIC, SWIB, LF and NSSF

Posted August 6, 2012 at 3:57 PM EST

Today's top stories: - North Dakota's Legacy Fund may grow faster than expected. - CIC rumors making the rounds. - Public pension funds are big sellers of PE secondaries. - And plenty more...


 

The Daily Brief: QIA, WSIB, CPPIB, Kaffman, and Temasek

Posted August 7, 2012 at 5:16 PM EST

Today's top stories: - Temasek lost nearly $2 billion on its Standard Chartered stake this week. - Australia has a tough new Chairman of its Foreign Investment Review Board. - CPPIB and WSIB are hiring. - And lots more...


 

The Daily Brief: CalPERS, GIC, OTPP, PSP and NSIA

Posted August 8, 2012 at 6:05 PM EST

Today's top stories: - CalPERS fights back against critics. - Nigeria's new sovereign fund continues to create problems. - PSP sells off its PE stakes. - GIC is reportedly buying into Kyobo Life Insurance. - And some more still...


 

The Daily Brief: CalPERS, NBIM, FF, Mumtalakat, and More

Posted August 9, 2012 at 5:01 PM EST

Today's top stories: - Future Fund takes heat over investments via offshore tax shelters. - CalPERS winds down its local PE program. - NBIM looking to buy a UK mall. - And lots more...


 

The Daily Brief: KWAP, PNB, EPF, AusSup, FF and GIC

Posted August 15, 2012 at 5:15 PM EST

Good morning, Stanford. I've got some news for you: - Pensions like wind. - AusSuper likes Asia. - GIC likes hotels. - Malaysia likes Australia. - And so on...


 

The Daily Brief: CIC, KIC, NPS, KIA, QIC, and Aabar!

Posted August 16, 2012 at 5:50 PM EST

Today's top stories: - Korea's NPS agrees to invest in Australian real estate. - CIC seeds a new PE vehicle. - CalPERS approves a new five-year plan. - And bunch more stories that you kind of have to read or you'll be sorry...


 

The Daily Brief: MassPRIM, CalPERS, NJDI, ADIC, QIA and ADF

Posted August 20, 2012 at 4:00 PM EST

Today's top stories: - New Jersey negotiates good deals with managers. - CalPERS boycotts companies with multi-tier stocks (i.e., ...is crabby about how poorly Facebook is doing?) - Multi-asset mandates are increasingly common among sovereign funds. - And lots more good stuff...


 

The Daily Brief: AP Fonds, ATP, APFC, CIC, GIC and NSF

Posted August 21, 2012 at 6:30 PM EST

Here now, the news: - The CIC and GIC are teaming up to invest in a new LNG plant in the US. - Panama's new SWF is taking shape. - ATP's Lars Rhode is leaving to take over the Danish Central Bank. - And lots, lots more...


 

The Daily Brief: OTPP, QIA, CALSTRS, Temasek and Others

Posted August 22, 2012 at 4:00 PM EST

Today's top stories: - OTPP is blocked from buying Goals Soccer. - Public pension funds sue JP Morgan over "false information". - Temasek sells beer to Heineken? Yep. - And more...


 

The Daily Brief

Posted April 24, 2012 at 12:00 PM EST

Good morning, Stanford. This just in: - The IFSWF is hiring! - 40-under-40 of the asset owners. - Guy who ran CalPERS for six years formally charged with fraud. And other stuff that's just plain awesome...


 

The Daily Brief

Posted April 25, 2012 at 12:00 PM EST

Today’s news: - Medvedev calls for clearer fiscal rules. – ADIA bolsters PE team. - The PIC shifts towards ‘developmental’ investments. And other interesting tidbits...


 

The Daily Brief

Posted April 26, 2012 at 2:00 PM EST

Today’s top stories: - Panama approves new SWF. - India’s Ferilizer Ministry still trying to get a SWF of its own. – New rules governing Chinese pension funds could be a boon for the world’s asset managers.


 

The Daily Brief

Posted April 27, 2012 at 2:00 PM EST

Today's news: - NBIM is thinking hard about water. Are you? - LIA is trying to recover more seized assets. - Congrats to OMERS GSIA for landing $7.5 billion in new capital. Very interesting and innovative. - Oh and there's more!


 

The Daily Brief

Posted April 30, 2012 at 3:00 PM EST

Today's news: - Argentina is still looking to its national pension fund to fill budget gaps. - The CIC remains committed to its co-investment vehicle with the Russians. - CalPERS Joe Dear scolds the private equity industry. Again. And lots more...


 

The Daily Brief: AgDF, GIC, NBIMC, and Temasek

Posted August 23, 2012 at 4:01 PM EST

Today's top stories: - One more day till my vacation. So pumped. - NBIMC defends its ongoing investments in tobacco stocks. Hard thing to do. - The world's first "diaspora wealth fund" was officially launched yesterday. - And more...


 

The Daily Brief: Catching Up!

Posted September 10, 2012 at 6:00 PM EST

I’m back! And here’s what I (and perhaps you) missed over the past two weeks...


 

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Hello Melbourne. Nice to be here! I come bearing news...


 

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Posted February 15, 2012 at 8:00 AM EST

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Posted February 21, 2012 at 9:00 AM EST

A monster news day in the land of the Giants: - Western Australia to create a new sovereign fund. - Texas Teachers' invests in Bridgewater. - A new $8B Chinese fund to help Chinese companies. - Norway debates lowering return expectation. - Khazana continues to invest in sustainable energy. - And a lot more...


 

The Daily Brief

Posted February 22, 2012 at 10:00 AM EST

Today's news: - Libya Investment Authority's portfolio companies in Africa are worried. - AAAD is setting up a new $800 million fund. - Uganda is apparently set to begin producing oil next year. And more...


 

The Daily Brief

Posted February 23, 2012 at 10:00 AM EST

Today's news: - Papua New Guinea's new SWF. - The Pak Brunei Investment Company. - Alaska's new CIO Jay Willoughby making sense. And a lot more...


 

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The Daily Brief: QIA, CPPIB, OMERS, and more

Posted June 25, 2012 at 4:30 PM EST

Today's news: - SWFs have had a very busy year. - More pensions are forming strategic partnerships with managers. - Twice as many pensions are now making direct investments in PE than in 2006. - And there's a lot more news out today...


 

The Daily Brief: NSIA, ECA, Aabar, TRS, OPERS and NBIM

Posted June 26, 2012 at 4:30 PM EST

Today's top stories: - Nigeria's new and old SWFs have a bright future. - Aabar gets a piece of Tesla. - OPERS gloats about private equity investments. - And plenty more...


 

The Daily Brief: CalPERS, APFC, QIA, bcIMC, and Temasek

Posted June 27, 2012 at 5:10 PM EST

In today's news: - CalPERS gets creative with real estate. - Alaska will invest in foreclosed homes. - The QIA gets aggressive with Glencore. - Temasek 'freshens' its charter. - And lots more still...


 

The Daily Brief: AIMCo, CPPIB, TIAA-CREF, and GPIF

Posted June 28, 2012 at 4:00 PM EST

Today's top stories: - AIMCo has a very good year. - GPIF is on the hunt for global equities managers. - More pensions look to agriculture. - China's pension funds now have something on the order of $307 billion. - And more...


 

The Daily Brief: NPS, NWF, RAKIA, APG, GPIF, QIA and CDPQ

Posted July 2, 2012 at 4:00 PM EST

Today's top stories: - APG is looking to invest in India's residential housing market. - Russia's two SWFs are quite big. - Japan's GPIF appoints emerging markets managers. - The QIA looks to France. - And lots more interesting stuff...


 

The Daily Brief: NSSF, APFC, NBIM, OMERS, QIA and More

Posted July 3, 2012 at 4:01 PM EST

Here's some interesting news before the July 4th holiday begins: - NBIM has a rough year. - OMERS is selling off its LP interests in PE funds. - Panama is already benefiting from its new SWF. - And lots more...


 

The Daily Brief: QIA, NBIM, SOFAZ, Temasek, and Mumtalakat

Posted July 5, 2012 at 5:20 PM EST

Today's top stories: - The QIA plans for Harrods Hotels. - Mumtalakat plans to stay focused on Bahrain's domestic economy. - Norway's SWF is looking at Parisian real estate opportunities. - And lots more...


 

The Daily Brief: CPPIB, QIA, ADIA, CIC and CalPERS

Posted July 9, 2012 at 5:00 PM EST

Today's top stories: - Mauritania may be the next country to set up a new sovereign fund. - CalPERS struggles with its new(ish) direct infra program. - CPPIB invests $1B in two Australian office towers. - And lots more...


 

The Daily Brief: QIA, NSSF, NDF, NYCERS and More

Posted July 9, 2012 at 5:30 PM EST

Today's top stories: - Russia has plans for yet another sovereign investment vehicle? - Iran taps its SWF to fill budget gaps. - The New York public pension reform...is dead. - And a lot more today...


 

The Daily Brief

Posted February 24, 2012 at 10:00 AM EST

Today's top stories: - The IMF has found Angola's missing $32 billion. - Private markets prop up OMERS' returns. - ADIC, the BIA and QIA partner. - CPPIB readying for India. - China in Africa. And plenty more...


 

The Daily Brief

Posted February 27, 2012 at 10:00 AM EST

Good morning, New York! I come bearing new: - CIC at the Oscars? Yep. - $2.2 trillion in Latin American institutional investors.- Hillary Clinton on SWFs.


 

The Daily Brief

Posted February 29, 2012 at 11:00 AM EST

Today's news: - Mubadala takes a page out of Michael Jackson's playbook. - Norway is topping up its SWF. - PNG will deposit $30 billion (!) in its new SWF. - David Denison retires from the CPPIB. And lots more...


 

The Daily Brief

Posted January 18, 2012 at 8:00 AM EST

Hello, Stockholm. It's not cold enough here. What's the deal?


 

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Posted January 19, 2012 at 8:00 AM EST

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The Daily Brief: KIC, QIA, Slovenia, Dubai and More…

Posted October 2, 2012 at 6:04 PM EST

Nice to be back, Stanford. Here’s today’s top stories: – Slovenia’s opposition is hindering the launch of the new SWF. – California may get another, huge, pension fund. – Beware the looming private equity buying binge. – And lots more.


 

The Daily Brief: CalSTRS, MassPRIM, NSIA, OTPP, TPSF and More

Posted October 3, 2012 at 5:20 PM EST

Today's top stories: - Nigeria plans to add more than $1 billion to its new SWF... every year. - Business Insider has a new SWF ranking. - Michael Trotsky officially takes on the CIO role at MassPRIM. - And I've got four or five other stories of note...


 

The Daily Brief: CDPQ, GPIF, SGRF, Aabar, Mubadala, and Temasek

Posted October 4, 2012 at 5:31 PM EST

Today’s top stories: - GPIF has plans to diversify. - Zingers are flying between Temasek and Standard Chartered. Please pass the popcorn. - Ghanaians are keeping a close eye on the country's new sovereign funds. - And lots more…


 

The Daily Brief: GPFG, FF, I-Banks, and a Mystery SWF

Posted October 8, 2012 at 4:30 PM EST

Today's top stories: - A new UK SWF for infrastructure? Unlikely. - Some wise words uttered by the Future Fund's GM. - Mystery SWFs buying stuff. - Norway's SWF buys into another UK Mall. - And more...


 

The Daily Brief: PBOC, NOF, Infrastructure, and More

Posted October 9, 2012 at 5:00 PM EST

Today's top stories: - New policy brief offers "habits of effective resource economies". And the number one habit is... you guessed it. - Blackstone will invest $3 billion in African infrastructure projects. And lots more...


 

The Daily Brief: CALPERS, CIC, NEST, NSIA, REST and More

Posted October 10, 2012 at 6:01 PM EST

Today's top stories: - The big problem with water-related infrastructure investments is... liquidity. (Ba dum tsshh) - Nigeria's President has formally launched operations at the country's new SWF. - CalPERS is replicating Alaska's successful eCIO program. - CIC puts more money into domestic banks. - And lots, lots more...


 

The Daily Brief: APFC, CIC, GPFG, ISBI, QIC and More

Posted October 11, 2012 at 6:30 PM EST

The top stories: - New research shows that direct PE outperforms fund investments. - The CIC’s Chairman Lou Jiwei is being tipped as the next PBOC governor. – Why Norway's SWF bought so much Korean debt in July. – Hidden references to Anchorman. - And plenty more…


 

The Daily Brief: CIC, CalPERS, KWAP, Mubadala, NPS, QIA, SOFAZ and More

Posted October 15, 2012 at 4:30 AM EST

I've got twelve interesting stories for you to read from over the weekend. Such as? How about Poland's plans for a new SWF?! Read on...


 

The Daily Brief: CalPERS, CalSTRS, FF, OTPP, Temasek, and More

Posted October 16, 2012 at 5:31 PM EST

Today's top stories: - Kuwait's financial center... not feeling very central. - CalPERS has received Board approval for its $8 billion multi-asset class, strategic partnership program. - Former head of Temasek India received a $100 million mandate from Ontario Teachers Pension Plan. - And more...


 

The Daily Brief: APG, CalPERS, FSI, Khazana, NJSIC, NZSF and More

Posted October 17, 2012 at 5:01 PM EST

Today's top stories: - France unveils a new $55 billion “public investment bank” to prop up small and medium enterprises. - Khazanah continues to diversify out of Malaysia. - Risk parity isn't for everybody. - And lots more...


 

The Daily Brief: GIC, IPIC, Khazanah, KIA, KIC, QIC and WPMTF

Posted October 18, 2012 at 4:31 PM EST

Today's top stories: - Pension buyouts seem to be getting hot again. - Long-term investors sing songs around a campfire. - Family offices are the next institutional investors to begin 'insourcing'. - Venture capital is not dead. - And lots, lots more...


 

The Daily Brief: I'm on a plane!

Posted October 22, 2012 at 4:10 PM EST

I'm on the road this week in Canada - and actually next in Asia too - so posting may be a bit lighter than usual. But I'll do my best stay on top of all the comings and goings on the Ave of Giants. On with today's top stories...


 

The Daily Brief: Israel, CPPIB, NSIA, SOFAZ, PPF and More

Posted October 23, 2012 at 4:31 PM EST

Good morning, Quebec City. nice to be here! I come bearing news: - Israel is pressing ahead with its new SWF. - You know who's really bummed Canada blocked the Petronas-Progress deal? The Canada Pension Plan. - The PPF made 25% in a flat year with a mix of alternatives and repos. – And there’s more…


 

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Posted December 12, 2011 at 12:00 AM EST

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Posted December 13, 2011 at 12:00 AM EST

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Posted December 14, 2011 at 12:00 AM EST

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Posted December 15, 2011 at 12:00 AM EST

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Posted December 16, 2011 at 12:00 AM EST

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Posted December 19, 2011 at 12:00 AM EST

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Posted December 21, 2011 at 12:00 AM EST

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Posted December 23, 2011 at 12:00 AM EST

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The Daily Brief: PNG, CalPERS, KIA, PIC, FGF and More

Posted September 17, 2012 at 5:00 PM EST

Good morning, Stanford. I'm back in town... and I have news: - CalPERS changes the way it classifies emerging managers. - PIC continues to build out its 'developmental ventures' in Africa. - Kuwait looks to put more money in its SWF. - And plenty more where that came from...


 

The Daily Brief: CIC, SOFAZ, S-K, OMERS, NPS and APFC

Posted September 18, 2012 at 5:00 PM EST

Here are today’s top stories: - SOFAZ buys a lot of gold. – CIC snoops around Tasmania for deals. – Larry Summers praises Korea’s NPS. – OMERS bolsters its London office. - And plenty more, people…


 

The Daily Brief: APF, CIC, NZSF, NDF and SOFAZ

Posted September 19, 2012 at 3:40 PM EST

Today’s top stories: - ‘Green’ is good. – CIC continues to invest on a direct basis. – Iran’s SWF does stuff. – The Alaska Permanent Fund dividend is… slightly disappointing. – And there’s plenty more!


 

The Daily Brief: NSIA, CIC, NDLF, PRIM, and ADIA

Posted September 20, 2012 at 5:29 PM EST

Today’s top stories: - Nigeria's new SWF still faces political challenges. - ADIA has a new, smart CTO. - MassPRIM takes the path of least resistance. – CIC buys $2 billion worth of Alibaba. – And more…


 

The Daily Brief: CALPERS, CIC, CPPIB, NSIA, PGGM and QIA

Posted September 24, 2012 at 3:36 PM EST

Good morning, everybody. Here's what's been happening: - Ireland is considering a new state-sponsored, co-investment vehicle to facilitate local SWF investment. - Nigeria's Minister of Finance says the Governors have no problem with the country’s new SWFs; just the money in the SWF. - QIA is reportedly buying some Brazilian assets. - And so much more...


 

The Daily Brief: RDIF, GPFG, LF, CIC, and Temasek

Posted September 25, 2012 at 6:01 PM EST

Today’s top stories: - The Russia Direct Investment Fund gets a big top-up from the government. - Is Norway’s SWF too big? - What’s the CIC doing in space, you ask? Good question. - SWFs are the future of finance. - And lots more…


 

The Daily Brief: CalPERS, CDP, HMC, MIGA, NPRF, SIA, and More

Posted September 27, 2012 at 5:12 PM EST

Today’s top stories: - MIGA helping investors reach the frontiers of finance. - Khazanah will help build roads in India. - Italy's Cassa Depositi e Prestiti is playing some interesting roles these days. - Nigeria’s President thinks the Governors will come around to the idea of the new SWF. - And lots more…


 

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Posted January 19, 2012 at 1:00 PM EST

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Posted January 3, 2012 at 12:00 AM EST

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Posted January 4, 2012 at 12:00 AM EST

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Posted January 5, 2012 at 12:00 AM EST

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Posted January 6, 2012 at 12:00 AM EST

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Posted January 9, 2012 at 12:00 AM EST

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Posted January 10, 2012 at 12:00 AM EST

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Posted January 11, 2012 at 12:00 AM EST

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Posted January 12, 2012 at 12:00 AM EST

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Posted January 13, 2012 at 12:00 AM EST

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Posted January 16, 2012 at 12:00 AM EST

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The Daily Brief

Posted January 18, 2012 at 12:00 AM EST

Hello, Stockholm. It's not cold enough here. What's the deal?


 

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Posted January 20, 2012 at 9:00 AM EST

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Posted January 24, 2012 at 8:00 AM EST

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Posted January 25, 2012 at 12:00 AM EST

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Posted January 26, 2012 at 8:00 AM EST

In 2008, Harvard Management Company learned what pension funds had known since 2002: liabilities matter.


 

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Posted January 30, 2012 at 8:00 AM EST

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Posted January 31, 2012 at 8:00 AM EST

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The Daily Brief

Posted March 1, 2012 at 9:00 AM EST

Today's news: - African wines are really quite good. - Zimbabwe still wants a SWF. - Brazil's back to the 'currency wars' rhetoric. And other stuff...


 

The Daily Brief

Posted March 5, 2012 at 10:00 AM EST

The news: - CIC really did get more cash. - Royal Bafokeng doing new stuff. - Japan's GPIF makes $7B in a single quarter. - Being home is better than being on airplanes. And other interesting factoids...


 

The Daily Brief

Posted March 6, 2012 at 10:00 AM EST

Today's top stories: - Investors like farms. - The SWF debate in Nigeria is shifting towards implementation. - More details on South Africa's proposed new SWF. And other awesome stuff to read about when you're bored...


 

The Daily Brief

Posted March 7, 2012 at 11:00 AM EST

The news: - CalPERS Board (re)considers discount rate. - The SWF debate in Australia seems to have turned a bit nasty. - Some more details emerge on Ghana's and Gabon's new SWFs. And some other stuff I think worth your while...


 

The Daily Brief

Posted March 8, 2012 at 10:00 AM EST

Today's news: - Mubadala may invest in Guinean bauxite. - Pension loses talented individual to private sector - Brunei Investment Agency has exclusive (and veto) rights over all Jordanian phosphates? And other stuff...


 

The Daily Brief

Posted March 9, 2012 at 11:00 AM EST

The News: - Western Australia looking to Alberta for inspiration. - Panama expects its new SWF to be worth around $12.5B. - Guy hired to advise the Australian Finance Ministry on selection of a new Chairman for Future Fund...may be next Chairman of Future Fund? And other stories...


 

The Daily Brief

Posted March 12, 2012 at 11:00 AM EST

Today's news: - Nigeria's SWF gets 700 job seekers. - Vietnam opening up to infrastructure investors. - PBoC to get more creative with reserve diversification. And about six other stories of note...


 

The Daily Brief

Posted March 13, 2012 at 11:00 AM EST

The News: - Australia's Future Fund has a new Chairman. - Mubadala's nifty deal with Carlyle. - Ghana is already filling up its new SWFs. - Khazana has sold off about $11 billion worth of state assets. And lots more...


 

The Daily Brief

Posted March 14, 2012 at 11:00 AM EST

Today's news: - North Dakota's new Legacy Fund fillling up fast! - Malaysia’s Employees Provident Fund may start diversifying its $155 billion internationally. - QIA has built up a 2% stake in Total. - Qatar's Hassad Food invests in Bulgaria. And other stuff...


 

The Daily Brief

Posted March 15, 2012 at 10:00 AM EST

The news: - CIC in Poland. - Temasek and Khazanah work together. - The definition of "Shemozzle". - The size of the Australian Super sector. And more...


 

The Daily Brief

Posted March 16, 2012 at 9:00 AM EST

Today's News: - Sanabil al-Saudia seems to finally be staffing up! - NBIM released its 2011 Annual Report. - Kahzanah buys stake in Sri Lankan conglomerate. - What's the fuss over pension's expected returns? - China's NSSF invests in China Cinda Asset Management. And other stuff...


 

The Daily Brief

Posted March 19, 2012 at 9:00 AM EST

I'm off to Chicago for the day. And I come bearing news: - New and interesting research on the resource curse. - David Cameron invites SWFs to lease England's roads. - Institutional Investors not impressed by Facebook's dual share structure. - The Timor-Leste Petroleum Fund will increase its equity exposure. And more!


 

The Daily Brief

Posted March 20, 2012 at 11:00 AM EST

Today's News: - Mubadala, with IPIC, is building a new gas terminal to bypass the Straight of Hormuz. - Mumtalakat may have found its new boss. - Murray scolds Supers for too much risk. - And many more stories that start with the letter 'M'.


 

The Daily Brief

Posted March 21, 2012 at 9:00 AM EST

The News: - Temasek and Formula 1? - Future Fund CIO bemoans the perversity of benchmarks. - Mumtalakat's new boss...isn't the guy we thought it was yesterday. And other things you probably don't know about...


 

The Daily Brief

Posted March 22, 2012 at 9:00 AM EST

Live from SeaTac's "Bigfoot" restaurant...today's news! - China is trying to gain control of local pensions by using NSSF's capabilities. - The CEO of Royal Bafokeng Holdings is stepping down. - The Future Fund upping its infrastructure expsoure. And more good stuff.


 

The Daily Brief

Posted March 23, 2012 at 9:00 AM EST

Good morning, Juneau. So nice to be here. Here's some news for you: - Russia will resurrect the budget rule and start saving in its SWFs again. - Why does China like investing in Africa, you ask? - MassPRIM is apparently pulling back from its HFOF program. And more.


 

The Daily Brief

Posted March 26, 2012 at 10:00 AM EST

The news: - GIC sells the Japan Dome. - Norway's NBIM will offer some more mandates this year. - Nigeria's Supreme Court will step in to resolve the ongoing SWF dispute. And about 8 other stories of interest...


 

The Daily Brief

Posted March 26, 2012 at 10:00 AM EST

The news: - GIC sells the Japan Dome. - Norway's NBIM will offer some more mandates this year. - Nigeria's Supreme Court will step in to resolve the ongoing SWF dispute. And about 8 other stories of interest...


 

The Daily Brief

Posted March 27, 2012 at 10:00 AM EST

Today's top stories: - CIC signs agreement to cooperate with Ireland's NTMA. - South Africa's GEPF is considering investing $22 billion outside the country. - Eike Batista may have another billion dollars lined up from other sovereign funds. And some other cool stories you need to read...


 

The Daily Brief

Posted March 28, 2012 at 10:00 AM EST

In today's news: - ADIA beefs up its in-house team. - CalPERS continues to cut costs through in-sourcing. - Kenya told to set up new SWF. - The FT heaps praise on CIC Chairman. And other stories that you simply cannot miss...or else.


 

The Daily Brief

Posted March 29, 2012 at 9:00 AM EST

Today's top stories: - Ontario may pool local pensions into a fourth provincial Giant. - Speaking of Ontario Giants, OMERS Ventures puts $20 million into HootSuite. - OMERS Oxford Properties to redevelop Toronto Waterfront. - More fee compression at PE shops. And other stuff...


 

The Daily Brief

Posted March 29, 2012 at 10:00 AM EST

The news: - Norway cuts European exposure. - I growl at stuff. - Italian Prime Minister Monti meets with China Investment Corporation. And about five other things that are too amazing to miss...


 

The Daily Brief

Posted April 2, 2012 at 10:00 AM EST

Today's top stories: - The Korea Investment Corporation has a new CIO. - Kuwait has $270 billion worth of infrastructure projects going on right now. - Illinois Teachers is bolstering its co-investment capabilities. And other stories...


 

The Daily Brief

Posted April 3, 2012 at 10:00 AM EST

Today's stories: - Forget Norway; the Alaskan's have a model worth copying. - Singapore's GIC has a new Deputy CIO. - The IMF has valued Israel's newfound gas wealth, and it's a big number. And some other things you should read...


 

The Daily Brief

Posted May 2, 2012 at 3:00 PM EST

Good morning, London. Nice to be here. I come bearing news: - CIC offers cash for gold. -  Joe Dear offers some insights into CalPERS future strategy. - Chris Ailman also offers some insights into CalSTRS plans. And a bunch more stories...


 

The Daily Brief

Posted May 4, 2012 at 1:00 AM EST

Today’s news: - The IMF likes SOFAZ – Iran's SWF is surprisingly big – The CIC signs a cooperation agreement with…Belgium? And lots more…


 

The Daily Brief

Posted May 7, 2012 at 12:00 PM EST

Today's news: - 90% of SWFs that invest in infrastructure do so on a direct basis. - Norway sells Euro-area bonds and is interested in the ME. - The Kuwait Investment Authority is sponsoring MBAs. - SOFAZ to grow quickly. And much, much more...


 

The Daily Brief

Posted May 8, 2012 at 3:00 PM EST

Coming to you live from Stanford University, today's news: - Billions missing in Libya. - ADIA continues to build out its PE team. - UK pension funds stare longingly at Canadians. - Kuwait Finance Minister "grilled" over Kuwait Investment Authority'.


 

The Daily Brief

Posted May 9, 2012 at 9:00 PM EST

Today's news: - Qatari Diar has some cool plans for Tunisia. - ADIA sells London real estate. - Four sources claim the PBOC is launching a new $10B vehicle. - Aabar signs a construction and financing deal with the Chinese. And lots more...


 

The Daily Brief

Posted May 10, 2012 at 9:00 PM EST

Today's news: - AIMCo wants your food, energy, and materials. - The three sides of Temasek. - Malaysia's KWAP has a solid quarter. And more...


 

The Daily Brief

Posted May 14, 2012 at 12:00 PM EST

Today's news: - Cyprus asks the IMF for help with new SWF. - SOFAZ is unleashed. - Institutional investors' appetite for venture capital may be growing. - Nigeria's new SWF may finally get a management team. And more...


 

The Daily Brief

Posted May 15, 2012 at 11:00 PM EST

Today's news: - Hong Kong considers setting up a new sovereign fund. - GCC foreign assets grew by half a trillion dollars in 2011. That's a lot. - TIAA-CREF launches a new co-investment vehicle for agriculture. Cool. - And lots more...


 

The Daily Brief

Posted May 16, 2012 at 12:00 PM EST

Today's news: - Investment staff at public pensions have a dangerous job. Seriously. - Why are SWFs so popular in Africa? - Gonski is reshaping the Future Fund. - CalPERS is considering broadening the reach of its timber portfolio. - And more...


 

The Daily Brief: Western Australia, North Dakota, Nigeria, China and California

Posted May 17, 2012 at 12:00 PM EST

Today's news: - Welcome, Western Australia, to the SWF club. - North Dakota's new "Legacy Fund" tops $350M. - Why Nigeria's Governors oppose the new SWF. - And lots more...


 

The Daily Brief: Panama, Nigeria, Temasek, and More

Posted May 21, 2012 at 12:30 PM EST

Today's news: - Panama's Legislature is formally considering a new SWF. - The CADF is expanding its Agriculture investments in Africa. - Western Australia defends its new SWF. - And Nigeria's new SWF is facing trouble of its own. - And lots more...


 

The Daily Brief: Temasek, Nigeria and Victoria

Posted May 22, 2012 at 4:00 PM EST

Today's news: - Temasek sees trouble ahead in markets. - The fate of Nigeria's new SWF is in the hands of the Supreme Court. - Victoria Funds Management loses another boss.


 

The Daily Brief: Alaska, Kenya, Wyoming, China and More

Posted May 23, 2012 at 4:00 PM EST

Today's news: - Alaska's Permanent Fund Corp is hiring. - Wyoming gives up on Alpha. - CIC's Jin Liqun tells it like it is. - And lots, lots more.


 

The Daily Brief: New Zealand, Australia, China, Zimbabwe and More

Posted May 24, 2012 at 4:30 PM EST

Today's news: - NZSF in-sources domestic equities. - The Future Fund testifies. - Alberta prepares to talk about the Heritage Fund. - The CIC is buying stuff. - And lots more...


 

Long Weekend Reading

Posted May 25, 2012 at 4:30 PM EST

It's Memorial Day weekend here in the US of A, which means for many three days of floating lounge chairs, 'koozies' and some good reading...


 

The Daily Brief: Alaska, Wyoming, Qatar, Ghana and More

Posted May 29, 2012 at 4:01 PM EST

Today's news: - Alaska is betting on residential real estate. - Qatar's Hassad is having a busy year. - Is money missing from Ghana's new Petroleum Holding Fund? - The Wyoming Permanent Mineral Trust Fund! - and lots more...


 

The Daily Brief: Dartmouth, UAE, Iraq, Azerbaijan and more

Posted May 30, 2012 at 4:45 PM EST

Today's news: - Dartmouth accused of self-dealing. - SOFAZ may have more money to invest abroad. - The public pension brain drain continues. - And lots more...


 

The Daily Brief: Nigeria, Kuwait, China and Canada

Posted May 31, 2012 at 4:00 PM EST

Today's new: - It's not looking good for Nigeria's new SWF. - KIA will sell some Kuwait Airways. - CIC loses some private equity talent to the private sector. - CPPIB invests in energy.