Update – 2005 to 2011 SWFs Target Financials, Real Estate and Infrastructure

The long-term trend for direct sovereign wealth fund investment by sector is in. Starting in 2005 until the end of 2011, the financial sector is the most targeted for direct sovereign wealth fund investment. We calculate this from our most recent database statistic of US$ 164.91 billion ending calendar year 2011. The financial sector is followed by the real estate sector’s US$ 54.49 billion. Energy and infrastructure and utilities sectors follow closely behind.

Latest database statistics of 8/28/2012

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Top sectors for sovereign wealth fund direct investment inflows 2005 to 2011

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