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5 Things Sovereign Wealth Funds Aren’t Telling You

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With the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) breaking 20,000, sovereign investors are not holding back.

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Yes, We Still Use Active Managers and Hedge Funds

Yes, a good amount of active management mandates were redeemed by sovereign funds in 2015 and 2016. Despite the monotonous, negative financial press on hedge funds and swift condemnation of active managers by passive managers and financial bloggers, sovereign investors have not given up on the staple of active management. In fact, high-conviction strategies have become the rage for some sovereign investors, according to SWFI Compass, an opportunity and RFP tracker.

Cash-rich Asian sovereign wealth funds are mapping out potential large-scale investments in the United States, hoping to lockup intergenerational capital for yield.

Not Throwing the Towel on Emerging Market Debt

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Angolan Government Cancels Port Concession, Reviews Others

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Atlantic Ventures SA, which has ties to Isabel dos Santos (daughter to former Angolan president,) lost its concession rights to construct a US$ 1.5 billion port – the Barra do Dande port – near Luanda. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Egyptian Parliament Passes Draft Law on Misr Fund

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Egypt’s state news agency revealed the country is forming a sovereign wealth fund with initial capital of 5 billion Egyptian pounds, with 1 billion Egyptian pounds of that amount being immediately transferred from the Egyptian public treasury. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Capital Constellation Backs Middle Market PE Platform

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Capital Constellation is the investment platform owned by the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC), RPMI Railpen, and Wafra Inc. on behalf of the Public Institution for Social Security of Kuwait (PIFSS). [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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