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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.
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Santiago Principles need update: panel

The Santiago Principles have made a great impact on transparency and accountability for sovereign wealth funds but need a refresh to offer guidance amid increasing tension between global and local mandates and a tougher regulatory environment, a panel declared.

Norway reviews GPFG strategy

Norway is looking into whether GPFG, the world’s largest sovereign fund, should take on more diversifying assets and expand its tracking error. The fund’s ESG performance is also under review.

To invest in China today you must be at the head of the kewfie

Regulatory proposals announced in April mean that in October foreign investors will be able to buy the top shares listed on the Chinese mainland stock exchange within annual quota limits. The momentum of market liberalisation is such that MSCI is considering using such A shares in its emerging market indices, a move that will take Chinese […]

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 […]

Sovereign fund execs flock to Sydney

The second meeting of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF) will take place in Sydney this week, with senior representatives from more than 20 funds discussing subjects including active versus passive investing and strategic challenges in post-crisis investment markets. Sovereign Wealth FundAsset Owner: White is responsible for the content across all Conexus Financial’s […]

UK election could trigger rating downgrade

UK pension funds should brace themselves for bad news after today’s election – no matter what the result – if the country’s credit rating is downgraded. Kuwait Investment OfficeAsset Owner: Greg Bright is executive chairman of Conexus Financial. He has 30 years experience as a financial journalist and publisher and has previously started two companies […]