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Weekend Giant Reading, March 28–30, 2014

Here are the top stories from the past week down on the Ave of Giants.

Welcome to the weekend! Here now, some news for your reading enjoyment:

- Collaboration: Abu Dhabi's Mubadala and France's CDC have launched a $300M co-investment vehicle.

- SDFs: Saudi Arabia is seeding a new sovereign development fund for local manufacturing industries with $533 million.

- Series of Tubes: The CPPIB has added to its already sizable stake in a Peruvian pipeline company.

- High Performing Hippies: Wall Street is starting to learn what Silicon Valley knows cold: It sometimes pays to do some real good.

- Agriculture: The CIC has singled out agriculture as an area of interest for the years ahead.

- AuM I: The rapid growth we've seen at the State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan, according to the IMF, may be over.

- AuM II: The top 100 US public pensions have $3.2 trillion in AUM. (And if you think that's impressive, check out their liabilities!)

- Musical Chairs: The Heritage and Stabilization Fund of Trinidad has a new chairman.

- The Law: Police have raided the HQ of Lebanon's National Social Security Fund as part of an embezzlement investigation. Sigh.

- Innovators: "The Tampa pension fund pretty much breaks all the conventional rules of fund management..." And, as a result, it has been killing it!

- Emerging Markets I: Temasek expects "rural lending" be a major growth driver for its Indian subsidiary, Fullerton India Credit Co.

- Emerging Markets II: ADIA's in-house equity team says we haven't yet seen the bottom of EM equity markets.

- Recap: What's new in the world of institutional investment? A lot actually, here's a list.

Have a great weekend!

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