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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: New SWFs in Greenland, Slovenia, Lebanon and More

Here now, the news:

- This is the first reference I've seen to Greenland's "new sovereign fund" since 2009. Perhaps the country is finally doing something with their new SWF?

- Lebanon is wondering how it should manage its looming hydrocarbon revenues. I thought the country passed legislation in 2010 to set up a new sovereign fund that addressed a lot of these concerns?

- Slovenia looks to have a green light for new sovereign wealth fund.

- The Libyan Investment Authority is reportedly back in action and may buy the Petit-Couronne refinery.

- Norway's Norges Bank Investment Management continues to cut its European holdings.

- The current Managing Director of the Abu Dhabi Investment Council is moving over to become the UAE's central bank chairman.

- I want to give huge props to Australia's Future Fund for offering a lot more transparency on fees paid to external managers. Step one in fixing a problem... is acknowledging you may have one.

- The State of Wisconsin Investment Board has opposed Icahn's take over attempt of Oshkosh.

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- CalSTRS and CalPERS aren’t being as transparent as they used to be on private equity data.