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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

Here now, the news: 

  • Argentina is still looking to its national pension fund to fill budget gaps.
  • CIC remains committed to its co-investment vehicle with the Russians.
  • CalPERS Joe Dear: “Fees in private equity are too high; we want them reduced."
  • Mongolia is considering a new foreign investment law that targets SWFs.
  • Qatar partners up with Barclays
  • Nigeria's Finance Ministry talks about rebuilding the Excess Crude Account.  A sign that NSIA negotiations are going poorly then?
  • There is apparently a push to expand PE at SWFs in the Middle East.
  • Are your investments contributing to... "...the preservation of the world"? No? Then you should probably go and talk to PGGM.
  • Oh you thought interests couldn't be any less aligned than they are now? How naïve of you: Here's some more blurring of the lines between consultants and managers.

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