Find Out What China’s Sovereign Wealth Fund Does Not Like

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The widely-courted China Investment Corporation (CIC) has been a major institutional investor allocating capital to external managers, funds and assets. SWFI staff has compiled a brief list of recent pet peeves from observations through research and financial media.

Overpriced Core Real Estate

Trying to chase yield, institutional investors have been gobbling up large illiquid properties globally. According to the proprietary Sovereign Wealth Fund Transaction Database, in 2013, sovereign wealth funds directly invested US$ 19.25 billion into the real estate sector. Granted in November 2012, the China Investment Corporation bought the 310,000 sqft Winchester House for £245 million from KanAm – the Asian sovereign wealth fund is cautious in regard to London’s perceived property bubble. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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