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A Sovereign Wealth Fund to Lift Germany’s Curse of Excess Savings

A Sovereign Wealth Fund to Lift Germany’s Curse of Excess Savings

  • 26 February 2013
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We suggest in this paper that the risk-adjusted rate of return on German savings could be improved by creating a sovereign wealth fund for Germany (designated DESWF), which couldinvest excess German savings globally. Creation of ...
What Sovereign Wealth Funds Want

What Sovereign Wealth Funds Want

  • 26 February 2013
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Sovereign wealth funds are ramping up their hedge fund allocations, but successfully navigating the manager selection process requires more than good investment performance.
The Sovereign Wealth Fund Initiative  April 2012 (FCPA and Other Anti-Corruption Concerns Facing Sovereign Wealth Funds)

The Sovereign Wealth Fund Initiative April 2012 (FCPA and Other Anti-Corruption Concerns Facing Sovereign Wealth Funds)

  • 26 February 2013
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Sovereign wealth funds wield a staggering amount of financial influence. Indeed, according to atleast one report, the total aggregate amount of assets under management by state-owned investment funds is approximately $4.8 trillio...
The Sovereign Wealth Fund Initiative   March 2012 (Drivers of Strategic Asset Allocation Decisions for Sovereign Wealth Funds)

The Sovereign Wealth Fund Initiative March 2012 (Drivers of Strategic Asset Allocation Decisions for Sovereign Wealth Funds)

  • 26 February 2013
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Sovereign wealth funds emerged as early as the 1950s, and expanded in number in the 1970s especially in oil-producing emirates, such as Abu Dhabi, as a way to accumulate current account and budget surpluses during the oil boom. No...
Securities Regulation  & Law Report

Securities Regulation & Law Report

  • 26 February 2013
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General levels of interest in the activities and motivations of ‘‘sovereign wealth funds’’ (‘‘SWFs’’)have waxed and waned over the last several years, with interest being more acute ...