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An Introduction To Sovereign Wealth Funds

Interesting Tidbits About Sovereign Wealth Funds

Some sovereign wealth funds also invest indirectly in domestic industries.
In addition, they tend to prefer returns over liquidity, thus they have a higher risk tolerance than traditional foreign exchange reserves.

Sovereign Wealth Funds may have their origin in:

  • Commodities – Created through commodity exports, either taxed or owned by the government.
  • Non-Commodities – Usually created through transfers of assets from official foreign exchange reserves.
  • Sovereign wealth funds are becoming a larger portion of the world economy. Sovereign wealth fund assets continue to grow and a crop of new funds have been created in recent times.

    See the biggest sovereign wealth funds ranked by assets under management.

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