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The Daily Brief

Today's news: - Investment staff at public pensions have a dangerous job. Seriously. - Why are SWFs so popular in Africa? - Gonski is reshaping the Future Fund. - CalPERS is considering broadening the reach of its timber portfolio. - And more...

Here now, the news: 

  • The WSIB’s investment staff has been... 'threatened in Rio, swept up in a Nigerian riot, and almost kidnapped in Southeast Asia.'
  • Why are SWFs so popular in Africa at the moment? Because they're needed. Exhibit A: "East Africa stands on the edge of one of the largest energy discoveries in modern times, but is ill-prepared to manage it." Read this.
  • Gonski is apparently reshaping the Future Fund to look and feel more like a large, listed company.
  • CPPIB boss to UK pensions: 'Consolidate, go long and invest in infrastructure.'
  • Here is some really creative infrastructure financing coming out of Chicago.
  • CalPERS is considering broadening the reach of its timber portfolio.

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