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Getting a Better Handle on Global Risks

The apparent rise of complexity in the global system and the more immediate consequences of risks emerging from it will have a profound impact on sovereign asset owners and their managers, as well as a myriad of other market participants in the public and private space. We propose a four-step process that helps global market participants to get a better handle on global risks.

Sovereign Wealth Funds: Fiscal Buffers against the Deterioration of Oil Prices?

The drop in the price of oil to just above US$60/barrel in early 2015 has triggered a debate about the resilience of oil economies against an oil price decline shock. What is the role of sovereign wealth funds and government reserves in providing adequate buffers against declining revenues of global oil and gas exporters?

Santiago Compliance Index 2014: Assessing Governance Arrangements and Financial Disclosure Policies of Global Sovereign Wealth Funds

The Generally Accepted Principles and Practices (GAPP) for sovereign wealth funds (SWFs), also known as the “Santiago Principles”, are a voluntary code that commits SWFs to a set of generic good governance and financial disclosure standards. As of October 2014, 31 SWFs, with combined assets under management (AUM) of roughly US$4 trillion, have endorsed the Principles. The Santiago Compliance Index 2014 (SCI) represents GeoEconomica’s judgement on the degree to which individual SWFs had implemented the Principles' standards as of October 2014.