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Asset Owner 100’s wealth of influence

The sheer weight of money behind the world’s largest 100 asset owners represents a huge opportunity to show leadership in the allocation of capital. A Willis Towers Watson report reveals the 100 largest and which ones are meeting the challenge.
Analysis

Chinese SWFs need co-investors

China’s biggest sovereign wealth funds need, and want, co-investment opportunities in real assets and private equity and are open to new partnerships with international investors of the right credentials, and the longer term the partnership the better. This is the feedback of Michael Wadley, a specialist lawyer of Australian origin based in Shanghai, who runs […]
Analysis

SWFs in real estate

The 800-pound gorilla of the real estate market, sovereign wealth funds, is increasingly exercising its muscle by investing directly in property as a way of cutting fees and potentially achieving better returns, new research finds. The latest snapshot of sovereign wealth funds’ interest in property by alternative-asset researcher Preqin shows that 85 per cent of […]
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2011 global and industry highlights

Republican congress woman Gabrielle Giffords was among 17 shot in an assassination attempt, six killed. The Dow Jones Industrial Average broke through 12,000, the first time the index was above this mark since 2008. The index had its best January performance since 1997. Investors’ appetite for corporate bonds continued unabated with banks and companies borrowing […]
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CIC lukewarm on Euro bail-out

The head of China’s $400 billion sovereign wealth fund has offered in principle support for injecting money into the struggling Eurozone but notes any commitment of funds must be an investment rather than a political decision. China, China Investment Corporation, CICAsset Owner:
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