Sovereign Wealth Funds - In Focus

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An incisive collection of ten key articles, from across the Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC group. "Sovereign Wealth Funds – In Focus"

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Sovereign wealth funds and real estate: The sovereigns are coming - Liquid Real Estate
A surge in sovereign wealth funds' real estate activities could bring an estimated $100 billion in investments to the sector annually. However, although sovereign funds are cash rich, they won't be throwing their money around but rather hunting for bargains.
(2,373 words)

Sovereign wealth funds: Don't overreact - International Financial Law Review
Whatever you do, don't panic. Sovereign wealth funds have been around for a while and are nothing to fear. Regulators are thankfully realising this and are ignoring politicians.
(2,807 words)

Sovereign funds eye real estate assets - Global Investor
They have already taken an active interest in financials, but now, as the global real estate sector reels from the credit squeeze, sovereign wealth funds are circling to pick up some bargains.
(1,242 words)

Japan: Tamura pushes for a sovereign wealth fund - Euromoney
Senator talks of progress on the SWF plan, the problems he has faced promoting the idea and why he thinks it will succeed this time.
(1,649 words)

Lawyers say sovereign wealth funds must be more open - Asialaw
Some politicians and analysts are calling for better monitoring and control of sovereign wealth funds through a code of conduct. Others say self-regulation is the better solution. Asialaw gathers opinions from lawyers and experts in Asia and North America.
(3,444 words)

SWFs are not a threat, says State Street - Global Investor
Political pressures arising from a fear of sovereign wealth funds have prompted a call for greater communication between the funds and the recipient markets. Across the industry, their rise to prominence has provoked discussion around issues of accountability, transparency and the appropriateness of government control over investment decision-making.
(608 words)

The super fund - International Securities Finance (ISF)
Powerful, sophisticated, demanding and often unpredictable, a different class of beneficial owner is grabbing the world's attention. ISF looks at what kind of clients sovereign wealth funds make, and how they will impact global securities finance in the coming years.
(2,679 words)

Sovereign wealth funds become visible - International Tax Review
Sovereign wealth funds have recently become a talking point worldwide. Yet Babak Nikravesh, of law firm Heller Ehrman, says that they have been a consistent feature of US investment for decades.
(2,862 words)

Spreading the wealth - Emerging Markets
SWFs growing influence and highly guarded nature have been accompanied by mounting suspicion of their motives, especially in the US and Europe, where officials are increasingly demanding more transparency and disclosure. High-profile investments – at least $59 billion in banks savaged by losses and write-downs on mortgage-related securities – have turned up the heat on the debate.
(1,512 words)

No state secret - Emerging Markets
Inspired both by potential high returns and a more fulsome welcome than that offered to date by western Europe and America, Gulf sovereign wealth funds are shifting their attention to Asia's booming economies – and finding partnerships relatively easy to set up.
(870 words)