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SWFs return home after run of cross-border deals

Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) piled a record $20 billion into foreign direct investment (FDI) transactions last year, continuing the big cross-border forays they began in 2005. Sovereign Wealth FundAsset Owner: Simon Mumme is the editor of Investment Magazine, the market leading monthly publication which focuses on the Australian institutional investment industry. He has been writing […]
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SWFs eye offshore deals after quiet Q1

Hurt by mark-to-market losses and exercising caution in the face of an unforgiving investment environment, sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) made only 26 investments, worth $6.8 billion, in the first quarter of 2009 – their lowest deployment of capital since the fourth quarter of 2005. Sovereign Wealth FundAsset Owner: Simon Mumme is the editor of Investment […]
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KIA to divest big stake in Kuwait telco

The $202 billion Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) is ready to sell its 24.6 per cent stake in domestic telecommunications company Zain and is awaiting attractive offers from bidders as it seeks liquidity to finance the nation’s budget. Asset Owner: Simon Mumme is the editor of Investment Magazine, the market leading monthly publication which focuses on […]
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SWFs struck at financial crisis epicentre: $50b in losses from financials

For their biggest public market investments in the last two years, sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) zeroed-in on the most dogged companies in the worst-performing sector: Western financials. These decisions incurred paper losses of $US56.3 billion, accounting for most of their public market losses for the period. Sovereign Wealth FundAsset Owner:China Investment Corporation (CIC)Abu Dhabi Investment […]
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Governance review to facilitate speedy decisions at SWFs

Sovereign wealth funds are prioritising a review of their internal risk management frameworks and better communication with their stakeholders regarding expectations of financial markets, according to Patricia Pascuzzo, global head of national funds consulting at Mercer. Sovereign Wealth FundAsset Owner:Kuwait Investment AuthorityFuture Fund White is responsible for the content across all Conexus Financial’s institutional media […]
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