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Sep 23, 2015

Sovereign wealth funds: the $7 tn question

You’re really working on building trust but once you have [SWFs] as investors, they really are investors for a long time

Five years ago, most sovereign wealth funds acted largely as index investors, taking stakes in major indices to get equity market exposure. That picture is now changing

At a glanceBringing in the moneyThe years following the financial crisis have seen some sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) bring more of their asset management in-house. Before 2012, the $773 bn Abu Dhabi Investment Authority farmed out 80 percent of its asset management to external managers – that figure now stands at 65 percent.Slowing growth Total assets under management controlled by SWFs have passed the $7 tn mark, though the average 12 percent growth seen over the past five years is

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Garnet Roach

Garnet Roach joined IR Magazine in October 2012, working on both the editorial and research sides of the publication. Prior to entering the world of investor relations, her freelance career covered a broad range of subjects, from technology to...

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