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Weekend Giant Reading, May 9–11, 2014

Here's the news on the Ave of Giants from the past week.

Here now, the news:

- Sharia: The Brunei Investment Agency has been in the news a lot lately... and not in a way it would want to be.

- Corporate Governance: South Korea’s National Pension Service doesn't want to exert its influence over local companies because it wants to avoid engendering fears of "pension fund socialism".

- Canada: CPPIB goes into AIMCo's home turf to develop a 100-hectare industrial park in Edmonton.

- LP To GP: Wake Forest University's Endowment now wants to manage your money.

- Moneyhunt: In the hunt for Libya's missing assets, investigators are now focused on the UK.

- The Fee Machine: Pando appears to have taken the blue pill this week; it’s utterly flabbergasted by the finance and investing status quo.

- Seems Obvious:"Public pensioners and taxpayers deserve to know the basics of where their money is going, and whether or not it really is working for them." It ain't obvious.

- Glorification: This hedge fund rich list glory-fest is sick; yet another sign that finance needs some A-Bomb levels of disruption and disintermediation. And I think it's coming...

- Direct Investing 2.0: Not many people noticed, but AussieSuper officially got into the Underwriting game last month.

- Collaboration: The Church of England's Quivercourt and the Kuwait Investment Office are teaming up to finance a new bank.

- Emerging Markets: APG is seeding a new manager to buy leased office assets in India.

- Musical Chairs: Another Canadian CEO is leaving; this one's from OP Trust.

- Airlines: The QIA has bought a few big stakes in Qatar Airways; part of policy to reduce ruling family ownership of SOEs.

- Juicing Returns: Texas Teachers' may follow Ontario Teachers lead and begin juicing its returns with leverage. Interesting.

Have a great weekend!

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