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Analyses

SWF Performance Review 2013

By our – conservative – estimate, the sovereign wealth fund (SWF) industry grew about 20 percent to US$4 trillion in 2013. This is substantial and consolidates the prominent position that SWFs occupy in the global financial system. Our July update provides some pointers about key drivers of SWF growth. As usual, we distribute our brief directly through GeoEconomica, in addition to Thomson Reuters and S&P Capital IQ distribution platforms.


Sovereign Wealth Funds and Politics

Though SWFs have been integrating themselves further into the global financial system as return-oriented market participants over the past couple of years, one cannot overlook the growing number of cases in which political interests have interfered with fund management. In our June update, we argue that analysts need to understand the broader policy context in which SWFs are operating. We distribute our brief directly through GeoEconomica, in addition to Thomson Reuters and S&P Capital IQ distribution platforms.


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.