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Analyses

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.


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.