SURVEY: Sovereign Wealth Funds and Public Funds Up Cash Allocation, Focus on Asia

Posted on 09/10/2019


SWFI Releases Global Asset Owner Survey for September 2019

Seattle, Washington, September 10, 2019: SWFI has just released its ninth consecutive survey on global asset owners. The asset owner survey is an important measure of global asset owner sentiment and tracks quarterly medium and long-term changes of the views held by these investors. The findings are released on a limited basis to institutional investors that participate as well as news organizations and subscribers to SWFI data services.

The survey sample includes sovereign wealth funds, pensions, superannuation funds and other institutional investors. The sample group of investors is estimated at US$ 2.285 trillion.

“Global institutional investors are tightening up the hatches in liquid markets, remain focused on peripheral markets in Asia, upping cash, and seeking to park capital into private market assets,” says Michael Maduell, President of SWFI. “Advances in artificial intelligence and its applications, realignment of trade and commerce, and more monetary intervention from central banks, are reshaping paths where capital flows. Sovereign funds are optimistic in breakthrough technologies, finding winners in the trade war, and reconfiguring equity strategies, in light of a world in which negative interest rate sovereign debt continues to propagate.”

Subscribers can access the survey at (SWFI Global Asset Owner Terminal) under the Reports tab (then Survey tab).

SWFI will continue to produce these surveys as well as asset owner intelligence from its offices in Seattle, Washington. For more information please reach out to

About SWFI
Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI) is a global organization designed to study sovereign wealth funds, pensions, endowments, superannuation funds, family offices, central banks and other long-term institutional investors in the areas of investing, asset allocation, risk, governance, economics, policy, trade and other relevant issues. SWFI facilitates sovereign fund, pension, endowment, superannuation fund and central bank events around the world. SWFI is a minority-owned organization.