The hunt for alpha is leading traditional investors toward more innovative strategies and operating models. And, significantly, one potential source of inspiration for long-term investors has come from an unconventional place: the community of sovereign development funds (SDFs).

In this paper academics from Stanford University provide readers with analytical frameworks that can assist in the establishment of SDFs, which they define as publicly-sponsored commercial investment funds that combine financial performance objectives with development objectives.


The paper can be accessed below

SDFs – Designing High-Performance Strategic Investment Institutions

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