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  1. May 20, 2014

    BP’s chief economist leaves for Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

    Christof Rühl, BP’s highly respected chief economist, is leaving the company to become the first global head of research at...

  2. April 1, 2014

    Ares hopes to raise $500m in IPO

    Ares Management, an alternative asset manager that oversees $74bn, has filed for a US initial public offering in a move that...

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  1. Kuwait 2013

    The democratic sheen that many Kuwaitis have long pointed to with pride is being tarnished...
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  1. January 27, 2014

    Norway’s government sued over gas pipeline tariffs

    An infrastructure company backed by the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority is suing the Norwegian government over a decision to...

  2. beyondbrics

    November 14, 2013

    Russia-Korea SWF tie up: win-win?

    Partners in wealth Wednesday’s announcement that Russia and South Korea would work together on an economic project in North...

  3. September 1, 2013

    Movers & shakers: September 2

    ● Aquico Wen, the founder and former chief investment officer of Esemplia Emerging Markets, a Legg Mason affiliate, is...

  4. June 25, 2013

    Gatwick chief confident on expansion

    Gatwick on Tuesday insisted it was best placed to solve the looming capacity crunch at London’s airports, as its owner...

  5. June 25, 2013

    Gatwick proposes to reduce fee increase it charges airlines

    Gatwick has proposed cutting the increases in the charges that airlines pay for using the airport, in an attempt to persuade...

  6. May 27, 2013

    Abu Dhabi fund reduces exposure to Europe

    Abu Dhabi’s principal sovereign wealth fund has lowered its minimum asset allocation to Europe as it focuses more of its...

  7. May 2, 2013

    Buyout group Ares prepares for IPO

    Ares Management, an alternative investment firm with nearly $60bn under management, is preparing for a potential US listing...

  8. April 24, 2013

    Kuwait Investment Authority: Integrity and caution are no handicap

    The Kuwait Investment Authority, the sovereign wealth fund, has long been known both for its integrity and cautious approach...

  9. April 16, 2013

    Johnson woos UAE to London projects

    Boris Johnson said the United Arab Emirates was “very interested” in investing in London’s housing and transport...

  10. April 1, 2013

    Shell to expand energy technology R&D

    Royal Dutch Shell is to expand its research and development budget over the next few years as it seeks to enhance extraction...

  11. February 6, 2013

    Total in talks to sell TIGF arm

    Total, the French oil major, has entered exclusive talks with a consortium led by Snam of Italy to sell its natural gas...

  12. February 4, 2013

    Sumitomo gains control of SESW

    Sumitomo Corporation of Japan has become the latest foreign buyer to invest in the UK water and sewerage sector after...

  13. January 16, 2013

    Two groups lead bidders for Total’s TIGF

    Two consortiums have emerged from the pack in an auction for the gas transport business of France’s Total, which is nearing...

  14. January 13, 2013

    Hedgies fall short but investors happy

    The highly paid alchemists of the hedge fund industry once held out the promise of racy returns, or at the very least solid...

  15. October 7, 2012

    Movers & shakers: October 8

    ● Thomas Miller Investment has hired Tom Richards, formerly a senior investment manager with Maitland, as head of private...

  16. October 3, 2012

    Emirates compete for property revival

    As Abu Dhabi and Dubai try to revive their property markets, competition is growing between the two emirates over attracting...

  17. September 2, 2012

    Time for SWFs to show greater transparency

    Sovereign wealth funds are suddenly on the radar. In truth, many have been there for decades but observers in the investment...

  18. August 19, 2012

    Norges fund plans to take on more risk

    The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund is planning to take on more risk as it seeks to exploit its role as a strategic...

  19. August 3, 2012

    Australian group eyes Stansted airport

    An Australian infrastructure group has positioned itself as a bidder for London’s third-biggest airport, Stansted, after...

  20. July 1, 2012

    Qatar in spotlight over merger activism

    Qatar’s new-found activist approach to the $58bn merger of Xstrata and Glencore has further distanced Qatar Holding from its...

  21. June 28, 2012

    Veolia sells UK water stake for £1.1bn

    Veolia Environnement has agreed to sell a 90 per cent stake in its UK water business for £1.1bn in the first step by the...

  22. beyondbrics

    June 27, 2012

    Qatar, Glencore and Xstrata: many shares, much power

    Opposition from Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund to the terms of the planned merger between Glencore and Xstrata merger has...

  23. June 25, 2012

    Abu Dhabi fund cautious on Europe

    The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds, expressed caution about market...

  24. May 9, 2012

    Futures veteran to lead ICAP in Dubai

    People on the move Sharaz Hussain, a 20-year veteran of the futures industry, will lead the newly opened Dubai office of...

  25. May 8, 2012

    Blackstone to buy sprawling London estate

    Blackstone, the US private equity group, has bolstered its position in the high-end commercial property market by agreeing...

  26. April 29, 2012

    Sheikh’s investments boost emirate’s profile

    One of the most prominent international investors to emerge from among the low-profile Abu Dhabi ruling family, Sheikh...

  27. April 1, 2012

    Movers & shakers: April 2

    ● Patron Capital has appointed Mark Collins, former head of the solutions team at Lloyds Banking Group’s business support...

  28. March 29, 2012

    People on the move

    Board of Emaar expands The board of Emaar Properties has been expanded to 11 members from eight with the replacement of four...

  29. March 27, 2012

    Sovereign wealth funds buoy banks

    Cash-rich Gulf sovereign wealth funds are seemingly the first port of call for European financial asset sales, proving...

  30. February 28, 2012

    BTG takes step towards listing

    BTG Pactual has mandated Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan to help manage its initial public offering as it tries to build one of...

  31. February 12, 2012

    Movers & shakers: February 13

    ● Legal & General has hired Robert Merrifield as investment research and development director of IMRU, an investment...

  32. January 23, 2012

    Investors urge equity funds to reveal budgets

    In the early 1990s, pension funds and endowments that invested in private equity pushed for a change in the way management...

  33. January 23, 2012

    Mubadala to move out of property development

    Mubadala, the Abu Dhabi government investment company, is winding down its property development business as real estate...

  34. January 20, 2012

    Thames Water: liquid assets

    Chinese officials must be amused at the parade of Europeans flying in to ask for money. Before Christmas it was Europe’s...

  35. MBA blog

    January 20, 2012

    An amazing study trip to Qatar and the UAE

    In late December, with three of my colleagues I headed a group of 35 MBA students, faculty and staff from the school on an...

  36. January 19, 2012

    China buys stake in Thames Water

    A Chinese sovereign wealth fund has bought a stake in the water network that serves London, in what is the fund’s first UK...

  37. December 13, 2011

    Abu Dhabi to buy 9.9% stake in Thames Water

    The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds, is to buy just under 10 per cent of...

  38. December 11, 2011

    Movers & shakers: December 12

    ● Ramsay Duff has joined Maven Capital Partners as part of the acquisition of HM Corporate Solutions, Mr Ramsay’s corporate...

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