Last Seven Years, US, UK, and China Top SWF Direct Investment Inflows

Starting in 2005 until the end of 2011, the United States is the top targeted nation for direct sovereign wealth fund investment. We calculate this from our most recent database statistic of US$75.68 billion. The United States is followed by the United Kingdom’s US$ 67.68 billion. China is a major recipient of direct sovereign money inflow, with a significant portion coming from Singapore and the Middle East. Switzerland received major cash infusions during the subprime crisis.

Latest database statistics of 12/27/2011

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Top countries for sovereign wealth fund direct investment inflows 2005 to 2011

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