Sovereign Wealth Themes: The Sun Never Sets on Sovereign Wealth II

sovereign wealth fund reportThis brief 3-page report is available for download for SWFI subscribers. This report gives a concise overview on the proliferation of sovereign wealth funds.


April 2014 – The Sun Never Sets on Sovereign Wealth II

The financial economy has become more complex and interconnected, especially with the proliferation of sovereign wealth funds, rivaling other asset owners in size and sophistication. For example, according to the Investment Company Institute, the size of U.S. defined benefit public plans amounted to US$ 5.6 billion from December 2013. As of April 2014, sovereign wealth funds as an investor class totals US$ 6.4 trillion.

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Sovereign wealth funds can be economic anchors for a society. The reason why many sovereign wealth funds are created and maintained is economic in nature. Countries fearful of Dutch Disease, hastened the use of overseas investment vehicles to sterilize natural resource government inflows. Sovereign wealth funds can have a strong fiscal stabilizing influence as well.

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