Opinion/Sovereign Wealth

Taking Santiago forward: a 12-point plan

Sven Behrendt, an associate scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, presents a blueprint for a 12-point action plan on how the International Working Group of Sovereign Wealth Funds could move forward with the industry code of conduct…

The EU's approach to SWFs is commendable

The EU Commission's proposal for sovereign wealth fund policies are to be welcomed, says Norbert Walter, the chief economist of Deutsche Bank Group. And it is in the interests of the funds themselves to support this course.

SWFs investment in banks: an alarming trend?

In the wake of the credit crunch banks' capital cushions have deflated dangerously. And, in response, some have turned to one group of investors untouched by subprime credit or by mark-to-market reporting requirements: sovereign wealth funds (SWFs)…

The rise of SWFs is unstoppable

Western governments must accept the rise of sovereign wealth funds as a further sign of a shift in the world economy, according to Gerard Lyons, the chief economist at Standard Chartered, a bank.

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