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Revisiting the Investment Policy of the Qatar Investment Authority

The Qatar Investment Authority has cultivated the image of an extroverted sovereign wealth fund (SWF) over recent years. Pointedly, the Financial Times named QIA as the world’s most aggressive deal hunter. But it appears that QIA has taken a less activist investment approach during the past couple of months. Our May update explores what policies QIA might pursue in the future.

Norway's Government Pension Fund Global Rebalances Governance of Responsible Investment Policy

With roughly US$840 billion in assets under management, Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global is the largest global sovereign wealth fund. It is also an important advocate of investing responsibly. Early April, the government formulated its thoughts about how to streamline the Fund's approach to responsible investment. Our April update discusses some of the challenges ahead. As usual, we distribute our brief directly through GeoEconomica, in addition to Thomson Reuters and S&P Capital IQ distribution platforms.

Russia's SWFs and International Sanctions

Given the rapidly unfolding events over Ukraine, we assess the prospects for further economic sanctions against the Russian Federation and the potential consequences for the two Russian SWFs, the Reserve Fund and the National Wealth Fund.