Thursday, May 25, 2017
World News Review
 
Russian Sovereign Wealth Fund looks to invest in Turkey
Putin said Moscow would gradually phase out sanctions against Ankara, imposed after the Turks shot down a Russian fighter jet near the Syrian border nine months ago, and that bringing ties to their pr...
China Sovereign Fund Has Loss on Commodities, Negative Rates
China’s $813.8 billion sovereign wealth fund posted its first loss on overseas investments in four years last year as commodity prices sunk, while stock and bond returns were damped by negative ...
Trinidad Joins Global Energy Giants in Tapping Sovereign Fund
Caribbean natural gas producer buffeted by low energy prices Finance minister says government withdrew $375 million
BOC Aviation Attracts Boeing, Omani Fund to $1.1 Billion IPO
BOC Aviation Ltd., the aircraft leasing unit of Bank of China Ltd., attracted investors including Boeing Co. and the Chinese sovereign wealth fund to buy shares in its $1.1 billion initial public offe...
Australian Sovereign Wealth Fund Lifts Cash Levels Close to 25%
Australia’s sovereign wealth fund increased the amount of cash it holds to almost one quarter of its A$117.4 billion ($91 billion) portfolio as it says global central banks have less firepower t...
Norway’s oil fund increases bet on property markets
Norway’s $830bn oil fund plans to double the size of its property team as the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund seeks to improve performance after posting its worst annual return since...
Norway Wealth Fund Isn't Joining Global Stock Selloff, CEO Says
Fund had return of 2.7% in 2015, worst performance since 2011 CEO says investment income will cover government withdrawals
Saudis plan new sovereign wealth fund as oil prices fall
While low oil prices have forced the drawdown of assets, Saudi Arabia plans to create a new sovereign fund to manage part of its oil wealth and diversify its investments. The new fund might behave lik...
Ease Africa Risks, AfDB Head Says
African nations, stung by plunging commodity prices, should set up more sovereign wealth funds to help withstand the next downturn, said Akinwumi Adesina, the African Development Bank’s new...
A Sovereign Wealth Fund to Lift Germany’s Curse of Excess Savings
We suggest in this paper that the risk-adjusted rate of return on German savings could be improved by creating a sovereign wealth fund for Germany (designated DESWF), which couldinvest excess German ...
What Sovereign Wealth Funds Want
Sovereign wealth funds are ramping up their hedge fund allocations, but successfully navigating the manager selection process requires more than good investment performance.
The Sovereign Wealth Fund Initiative  April 2012 (FCPA and Other Anti-Corruption Concerns Facing Sovereign Wealth Funds)
Sovereign wealth funds wield a staggering amount of financial influence. Indeed, according to atleast one report, the total aggregate amount of assets under management by state-owned investment funds...
The Sovereign Wealth Fund Initiative   March 2012 (Drivers of Strategic Asset Allocation Decisions for Sovereign Wealth Funds)
Sovereign wealth funds emerged as early as the 1950s, and expanded in number in the 1970s especially in oil-producing emirates, such as Abu Dhabi, as a way to accumulate current account and budget sur...
Securities Regulation  & Law Report
General levels of interest in the activities and motivations of ‘‘sovereign wealth funds’’ (‘‘SWFs’’)have waxed and waned over the last several years, w...