Weekend Giant Reading: May 1 — 3, 2015

Welcome to the weekend, everybody. Here are this week’s top stories.


Welcome to the weekend, everybody. Here are this week’s top stories:

- Movin’ On Up: The Qatar Investment Authority is setting up an office in New York City ... they finally got a piece of the pie.

- America! Did you know that America has eight sovereign funds? Well, now you know. And knowing is half the battle.

- Quote of the Day: “Among the X-rated investors are some of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds ...”

- Trading Places: CalSTRS’ Ailman reminds everybody that finance is basically a bunch of white dudes.

- The Fall Guy: Russian Finance Minister warns Russia is on a path to use up the entire Reserve Fund in just 18 months.


- Collaboration: Talks between the Omani and Spanish governments have led to an SGRF COFIDES JV focused on Spanish companies.

- Venture Capital, Eh: OMERS Ventures has played an important role in resuscitating Canadian VC.

- Sovereign Debt Funds: Malaysia’s Khazanah is stepping into the world of social impact bonds.

- Real Estate: The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority has agreed to invest $1.2 billion for a 50% share of three HK properties.

- India: Singapore’s Temasek has increased its stakes in Indian pharma companies.

Have a great weekend!