Top 30 Sovereign Wealth Fund Investors
Sovereign wealth funds manage billions for the world’s governments seeking to perpetuate and grow accrued wealth, while imparting the nation-state’s values on the broader world. These investors are often unconstrained by near-term return requirements, allowing for truly long-term, differentiated and often niche strategies to generate strong risk-adjusted returns. Those named on this list have proven to be industry-defining thought leaders shaping how sovereign wealth funds, and other institution types more broadly, approach the investible universe. Presenting Trusted Insight’s 2017 Top 30 Sovereign Wealth Fund Investors:
Mark Cutis has been chief investment officer at Abu Dhabi Investment Council since 2008. Previously, he was the chief investment officer at Shinsei Bank and is experienced in working for global investment banks in New York, London, Frankfurt, Tokyo and Moscow. Cutis holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and a B.A. in economics from Emory University.
Holland Timmins has been the chief investment officer at Texas Permanent School Fund since 2003. Previously, he was portfolio manager at the University of Texas Investment Management Company. Prior to that, he was portfolio manager at the University of Texas. Timmins holds an MBA in economics from the University of New Orleans and bachelor's degree in political science and public policy from Tulane University.
Li Keping is the vice chairman, president and chief investment officer of China Investment Corporation (CIC). Prior to joining CIC, he served as the deputy chairman and head of investment department for the Social Security Fund. Kepling holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Peking University, a major Chinese research university located in Beijing.
Stephen Moseley is head of private equity and special operations at Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, a $54 billion sovereign wealth fund. Previously, he was a managing member at Rockland Management, LLC, a family-owned real estate investment company. Moseley holds an MBA from Yale University and a B.A. in government from Wesleyan University. He also has a publication titled "The Seven Sins of Private Equity Co-Investing."
Kevin Uebelein is the chief executive officer of Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo). Previously, he was spresident and CEO at Pyramis Global Advisors and chief investment officer at Prudential Financial. Uebelein holds an MBA from Rice University and an BBA from Harding University.
David Neal is managing director at the Future Fund Management Agency. Previously, he was chief investment officer at the Future Fund Management Agency from over 7 years. Neal holds a master's degree in electronic and structural materials engineering from St Edmund Hall, Oxford University.
Ho Ching has been the chief executive officer of Temasek Holdings Private Limited since 2004. Previously, she served as the chief executive officer and president of Singapore Technologies Pte. Ltd for over 14 years. Ching holds master's degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University and a bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Singapore.
Steve Moise is state investment officer at the New Mexico State Investment Council. He is also a managing member of Moise Livestock Company, LLC since 1970. Moise holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado Boulder.
Paul Ballard is the chief executive officer and chief investment officer at the Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust Company. Prior to joining the Trust Company, he was the executive administrator and CIO at the Texas Permanent School Fund. Ballard holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas.
Yngve Slyngstad is the chief executive officer of Norges Bank Investment Management. Previously, he was chief investment officer of Asian Equities at Storebrand Asset Management. Slyngstad holds a master's degree in law from the University of Oslo and and master's degree in business from the Norwegian School of Economics.
Bader Al-Saad has been a member of the board of directors of Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) since 2003. Previously, he was the managing director and chief executive officer of the KIA. Al-Saad holds a master's degree in accounting from Kuwait University and a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Miami University.
Hiro Mizuno is the executive managing director and chief investment officer of Japan's $1.3 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), the largest pension fund in the world. Previously, he was a partner at Coller Capital, a London-based private equity firm. Mizuno holds an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.
Pan Gongsheng is the administrator of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE). Previously, he was deputy governor of the People's Bank of China (PBC) and vice president of the Agricultural Bank of China Limited. Gongsheng holds a PhD in economics from the Renmin University of China, completed his post-doctoral research at Cambridge University and was a senior research fellow at Harvard University.
Abdullah Bin Mohamed Bin Saud Al Thani is the chief executive officer at Qatar Investment Authority. Previously, he served as the chief executive officer at Ooredoo Q.S.C. and as president commissioner at PT Indosat Tbk. Al Thani completed his studies at the Senior Army War College, Carlisle Barracks in the United States of America.
Lou Jiwei is the chairman of the National Council for Social Security Fund. Previously, he was the minister of finance of the Government of the People's Republic of China. Prior to that, he served as chief executive officer and chairman of the Board of China Investment Corporation. Lou holds an M.S. in economics from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a B.S. degree from Tsinghua University.
Shinwoo Kang is the chief investment officer at Korea Investment Corporation. Previously, he was the chief executive officer at Hanwha Asset Management. Prior to that position, he served as chief investment officer at Korea Investment Management, PCA Asset Management and Templeton Trust Management. Kang holds a B.A. in law from Seoul National University.
Norman Chan has been the chief executive officer at Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) since 2009. Previously, Chan was director of the chief executive's office of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. Prior to that, he served as vice chairman at the Asia of Standard Chartered Bank.
Ayman Mohammed Al-Sayari has been the deputy governor at Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) since 2013. Al-Sayari holds an MBA in finance from George Washington University, a B.S. in accounting from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, and completed the general management program at Harvard Business School. He is holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Patrick Fleming is the chief investment officer at the State of Wyoming's Treasurers Office, where he manages the state's $20.7 billion in non-pension assets. Previously, he spent 30 years working in Tokyo, Hong Kong, London and New York. He also taught corporate finance, investment management, energy trading and hedging to MBA students at the University of Wyoming. Fleming holds a B.A. in economics from Harvard University.
Dato Noorazman Abdul Aziz is executive director of investments and co-head of investments at Khazanah Nasional Berhad. Previously, he was the managing director at Dubai-based Fajr Capital Ltd. Prior to that, Aziz held several banking and finance positions at Citigroup, Bank Islam, Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange and Labuan Offshore Financial Services Authority.
Datuk Ben Chan is the executive director of investments and co-head investments at Khazanah Nasional Berhad. Previously, he was director of research at several investment houses in Malaysia. Prior to that, he was head of China research at Cazenove & Co. and ING Barings.
Jeremy Kranz is the SVP and head of Technology Investment Group at GIC, a newly formed global team focuses on technology markets and private markets. Previously, he served at GIC as senior vice president for nearly 7 years. Kranz holds an MBA in finance and entrepreneurship from Northwestern University and a B.S. in industrial engineering and economics from the University of Wisconsin.
Chris Emanuel is SVP and co-head of Technology Investment Group at GIC, a newly formed global team focused on technology markets and private markets. Previously, he served as a technology analyst at Oppenheimer Funds covering software, services, hardware, semiconductors and semicap equipment. Prior to that, he was vice president at JP Morgan Asset Management. Emanuel holds a B.S. in neuroscience from Brown University. He also holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Ibrahim Ajami has been head of venture capital at Mubadala Development Company since September 2016. Previously, he was chief strategy officer at GlobalFoundries. Prior to that, he was executive director at Mubadala Development Company. Ajami holds an MBA from the University of Southern California and a bachelor's degree in management information systems from Northeastern University.
Abdulsalam Mohammed Al-Murshidi is the chief executive officer of the State General Reserve Fund (SGRF), the sovereign wealth fund of Oman. He started his career with Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), the largest National Oil Company in the country. Later on, he moved to Oman LNG as a corporate & external affairs manager. Al-Murshidi holds a master's degree in petroleum geology from the University of Aberdeen and a bachelor's degree in geophysics from the University of Arizona.
Eugene O'Callaghan is the director of the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund. Previously, he held positions at the National Pensions Reserve Fund of Ireland as its investment director and head of investments manager. O'Callaghan holds a bachelor of commerce from the University College Dublin.
Hassan Bin Ahmed Mohammed Al Nabhani has been the chief executive officer of Oman Investment Fund since 2009. He has more than 25 years of experience in project development and management, investment assessment, analysis, follow up and monitoring. Prior to joining OIF, he served as the general manager of Al-Argan Towell Investment and was the director general of planning and investment at the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Muscat. Nabhani holds an M.S. in hydraulic engineering and a B.S. in civil engineering.
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