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3 Considerations in Liquidity Management for Sovereign Funds

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Sovereign investors and central bank reserve managers continually monitor price trends in exports, commodities and other macro-level inputs, as these factors can have a material impact on liquidity management strategies.

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On the sovereign wealth front, some of these institutional investors have a wide range of liabilities depending on government policy, applicable withdrawal legislation, funding sources and other factors. For example, Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) has a rule that 4% of the fund’s assets can be used for the country’s national budget per annum. In 2015, 179.6 billion NOK was transferred from the GPFG to the national budget. These scheduled cash calls and flows between official institutions, as well as anticipating unexpected events, supporting monetary policy, emerging funding, or urgent cash calls, are vital considerations when constructing an optimal liquidity profile. Another example is China’s central bank and the application of currency stability goals.

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Sovereign funds are engaging in greater scrutiny when selecting external managers for cash strategies and/or deposits. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

Central Huijin Unit Eyes J&J Diabetes Business

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Sovereign wealth funds have increased their appetite for healthcare-related investments, according to a recent report issued by SWFI research. Johnson & Johnson (J&J), for a while, have been contemplating on possibly selling its diabetes care businesses. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Follow the Money – Episode 45

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This longer-than-normal episode covers a wide range of issues including such as sovereign wealth funds, bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, Indian real estate, ESG, investment exclusions, central banking and more.

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The views in this media are expressed by Michael Maduell and other participants and are not reflective of the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI).

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CalPERS Board Elects Priya Mathur as Board President

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The board of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) elected Priya Mathur as board president. The current president Rob Feckner was named vice president of the board. Feckner previously served as board president and vice president.

Priya Mathur is serving her fourth term on the CalPERS Board of Administration. Mathur is a principal financial analyst for Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART). Mathur represents public employees on the CalPERS Board, which she joined in 2002. She currently serves on four committees: Governance, Investment, Pension & Health Benefits, and Risk & Audit. She chairs the Pension & Health Benefits Committee and is vice chair of the Governance Committee.

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