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Qatar Sovereign Fund Moves More Domestic Holdings to MoF

In the midst of the economic blockade, the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) had moved US$ 30 billion worth of its domestic equity holdings to the Ministry of Finance of Qatar. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


SWFI First Read, June 12, 2017

Public Investment Corporation Supports Vodacom Group Deal South Africa’s Public Investment Corporation (PIC) is a major shareholder in many South African companies including Vodacom Group. PIC holds a 15.63% ownership stake in Vodacom Group. PIC has supported Vodacom Group’s proposal to buy a 34.94% stake in Safaricom. Vodacom Group is funding the deal by issuing […]


LIA Generates Some Revenue as Thick Clouds Surround Governance

The Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) is doing its best operating in an environment of political turmoil. On May 8, 2017, Ali Mahmoud Hassan, the Head of the Faiez Serraj-led Steering Committee at LIA was able to return to the LIA headquarters in Tripoli Tower. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. […]


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BNY Mellon Solidifies Domination in the U.S. Tri-Party Repo Business

In July 2016, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JP Morgan) announced its intention to exit the U.S. tri-party U.S. Treasury repurchase agreement (repo) business, an important market function. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


Goldman Sachs Under Fire on Venezuelan Bond Investment

As Venezuela struggles to feed its people and is in the midst of a political crisis stemmed from out-of-control socialist policies draining public coffers, institutional investors have been reluctant to invest in the country. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


SWFI First Read, May 13, 2017

Standard & Poor’s Lowers Oman Credit Rating to Junk Standard & Poor’s, one of the major ratings agencies, chopped Oman’s credit rating down to BBB- from BB+ on May 12, 2017. BBB- is junk status. Progress on Proposed St. Kitts and Nevis Sovereign Fund [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. […]


SWFI First Read, May 12, 2017

Temasek Participates in Another Investment Round in Virtual Reality Startup Japan-based SoftBank Group Corporation is leading a group of investors to invest in London-based Improbable Worlds Limited, a virtual reality startup. It is a US$ 502 million investment. Returning investors include Temasek Holdings, Andreessen Horowitz and Hong Kong-based Horizon Ventures. These returning investors participated in […]


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The Asian Century panel gets revisited. Ryan He from the China Light Industry Council gives his perspective on China. < PREVIOUS 3 of 20 NEXT > CONTACT INFORMATION Sponsorship Information Carl Linaburg clinaburg(a)swfinstitute.org General Information events(a)swfinstitute.org Membership Information vberretta(a)swfinstitute.org


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Keynote speaker Donghyun Park of the Asian Development Bank educates delegates on the Asian Middle Class Challenge (formerly known as the Trap). < PREVIOUS 2 of 20 NEXT > CONTACT INFORMATION Sponsorship Information Carl Linaburg clinaburg(a)swfinstitute.org General Information events(a)swfinstitute.org Membership Information vberretta(a)swfinstitute.org


A Swedish Sovereign Fund or Swedish Debt Fund?

Unlike its oil rich neighbor Norway, Sweden does not have a sovereign wealth fund. However, the Swedes have a series of buffer funds. Sweden is in between Norway and Finland when it comes to government debt to GDP ratios. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. […]


Richmond Federal Reserve President Lacker to Resign, Source of Medley Leak

Richmond Federal Reserve President Jeffrey Lacker has immediately resigned. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


Central Bank of Russia Opens Representative Office in Beijing

On March 14, 2017, the Central Bank of Russia established its first representative office in Beijing and its first abroad. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]


SWFI First Read, April 1, 2017

There is a New Bank of Ghana Governor in Town Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo brought on a new central bank governor. He hired Ernest Addison to be the new central bank governor of the Bank of Ghana. Addison replaces Abdul Nashiru Issahaku. Ernest Addison was Lead Regional Economist at the Africa Development Bank (ADB), in […]


SWFI First Read, March 25, 2017

Bloomberg Reports QIA to Move Domestic Assets to Qatar MoF Bloomberg reported the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) will move roughly US$ 100 billion of its domestic portfolio to Qatar’s Ministry of Finance. SWFI cannot guarantee the accuracy of this move and is awaiting confirmation. UK FCA Reignites Investigation Regarding Barclays and Qatar The U.K. Financial […]


Once Scorned, Sovereign Investors Take Another Look at U.S. Banks

Remember when sovereign funds bailed out many of the large global banks during the 2007-2008 financial crisis. For several wealth funds, such as the Korea Investment Corporation (KIC), the massive bank bailouts have been a drag on annual portfolio performance. The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) even pursued litigation over Citigroup regarding its US$ 7.5 […]


Federal Reserve Hikes Rates for Third Time in 11 Years

In a move widely anticipated by global financial markets, the U.S. Federal Reserve decided to raise its benchmark lending rate a quarter point. This takes the overnight funds rate to a target of 0.75% to 1%. In addition, the Federal Reserve signaled two more interest rate increases this year. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth […]


Are Sovereign Wealth Funds Ready for Inflation?

Animal spirits have been released with the promise of less regulation, giving institutional investors renewed confidence in both stock and bond markets. Instead of just guessing what central banks are going to do, a number of sovereign investors are analyzing various real economies, collecting industrial data and studying growth projections. In fact, the gigantic Abu […]


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