Low Oil Prices Slow Accumulation for Wealth Funds


Sovereign wealth funds are facing heightened risks in a world of prolonged low oil prices. Will sovereign wealth funds reach US$ 15 trillion in assets by 2020 (current sovereign wealth fund rankings)? At this point, probably no. Energy analysts at Goldman Sachs, known for attention-getting oil-price forecasts, predict that the U.S. benchmark oil price could go as low as US$ 20 per barrel, a devastating scenario for oil-producing nations and U.S. shale producers. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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