More Sovereign Wealth Funds Continue to Take Larger Stakes in Companies

cityA number of sovereign wealth funds are lowering allocation from bonds to more risky, illiquid assets, such as direct investment in companies.  Their position sizes have increased and they are now providing more capital for public and private companies across various industries.  Sovereign funds have made generous profits from investing in direct investment / private investment in public equity investments in numerous industries such as natural resources, materials, real estate, financial institutions, and energy.  Furthermore, there is growing collaboration among sovereign wealth funds, whether investing in a initial public offering, private investment in public equity (PIPE), or even venture capital deal.  Private back room deals with favorable investment terms are enhancing returns, rather than purchasing shares in the public markets.  In general, institutional investors are relying less on public markets for returns.[ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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