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2 March 2012

US institutional investor establishes wind power fund

US retirement fund TIAA-CREF has partnered with power producer Edison Mission Energy and Alaska-based native corporation Cook Inlet Region to launch a new fund to invest in wind projects across North America.

2 March 2012

Pension plans in pole position to capitalise on Indian investments $

vikram-gandhi Large institutional investors are in pole position to capitalise in India amid a slipping growth rate, according to one of the region's most active investment advisors.

2 March 2012

CEO of Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund steps down

The CEO of Bahraini sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat Holding Company, Talal Al Zain, has stepped down.

2 March 2012

IMF welcomes Nigerian sovereign wealth fund $

The International Monetary Fund has welcomed the establishment of a sovereign wealth fund in Nigeria as a means of improving public financial management and providing a stronger framework for managing the country’s considerable oil wealth.

2 March 2012

South Africa’s PIC to invest $670m across the region

South African state-owned investment group Public Investment Corporation Limited could invest up to up to ZAR5bn ($666M) throughout Africa, in private equity, infrastructure and property.

2 March 2012

Pension funds won’t face identical Solvency II rules $

European pension funds will not be subject to a facsimile of the Solvency II rules according to Michel Barnier, Commissioner responsible for internal market and services.

1 March 2012

LP expectations still low for green sector $

The cleantech private equity industry is continuing to battle against a reputation of delivering low returns despite some high profile successes.

1 March 2012

Solvency II not suited to pension funds, says PE industry $

With the European Commission today set to launch a process to review European pension regulation, the European private equity industry has warned of the implications of implementing Solvency II to pension providers.

1 March 2012

Dunedin reports NAV increase for 2011 following SWIP funds sale

Dunedin Enterprise Investment Trust, the investment trust managed by UK mid-market private equity firm Dunedin, has reported an increase in value across its portfolio for 2011.

29 February 2012

Intel Capital launches $100m fund to drive motor industry innovation

Computer chip giant Intel’s private equity arm has launched a $100m investment fund to speed up innovation in the automotive industry.

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