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  1. A passive solution for sovereign wealth funds

    Posted Sep 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland The representatives of the world's sovereign wealth funds, some of the most powerful but least accountable financial institutions on the planet, are meeting ... prize minimum risk and maximum liquidity and so tend to buy low-yielding but uncontroversial government bonds, sovereign wealth funds or SWFs typically have a mandate to invest aggressively ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/651210/passive-solution-sovereign-wealth-funds
  2. Sovereign wealth paranoia

    Posted Mar 08th 2008, 12:00am by James Dorn

    ... James Dorn There is a rising chorus from Washington and beyond warning about the risk that sovereign wealth funds - especially those of non-democratic governments - pose for US national ... sovereign wealth funds become the global investor of last resort, recipients of their largesse in times of distress will have enormous incentives to comply with all manner of requests.' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/629049/sovereign-wealth-paranoia
  3. Sovereign funds save Wall Street amid fears of sinking situation

    Posted Feb 12th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... the capital they need to shore up their balance sheets, signalling a significant shift in global liquidity. Emerging market state-controlled investment vehicles known as sovereign wealth funds have ... as they did probably did prevent the financial crisis from getting more serious,' said David Cohen, an economist at Action Economics. 'We can thank the sovereign wealth funds for keeping ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/625924/sovereign-funds-save-wall-street-amid-fears-sinking-situation
  4. Sovereign funds urged to adopt code of conduct

    Posted Jan 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan Sovereign wealth funds will continue buying stakes in overseas companies but a code of conduct is needed to provide greater transparency to shareholders, according to Mervyn Davies, chairman of Standard Chartered. Recently, sovereign wealth funds have injected capital in banks hit hard by the subprime mortgage crisis in the United States, which the head ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/622434/sovereign-funds-urged-adopt-code-conduct
  5. Agricultural Bank cleared to restructure

    Posted Oct 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... sovereign wealth fund, might inject US$19 billion in cash for a 50 per cent stake in the lender. At the end of last year, Agricultural Bank had 5.28 trillion yuan in deposits and 3.48 trillion yuan ... cycle of the economy,' the analyst said. State backing The mainland's sovereign wealth fund will reportedly take a stake of: 50% ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/657219/agricultural-bank-cleared-restructure
  6. EU seeks Beijing assurances on investments by sovereign fund

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... basis rather than for quick gains, and warned the mainland's sovereign wealth fund not 'to pounce on economic fat rabbits'. Mr Mandelson was referring to a speech made by CIC ... Lou, said sovereign wealth funds needed to show 'transparency and principles of governance' but praised their potential stabilising role in financial markets. CIC was among a number ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/627658/eu-seeks-beijing-assurances-investments-sovereign-fund
  7. Results

    Posted Jul 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Today Final: Artini China, Climax International, Daisho Microline Holdings, Easyknit International Holdings, HKC International Holdings, Mobicon Group, Nubrands Group Holdings, Styland Holdings, Synergis Holdings AGM: United Power Investment Tomorrow Fina ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/646011/results
  8. Brown extends hearty welcome to mainland sovereign fund

    Posted Jan 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... US$200 billion sovereign wealth fund, open an office in London to facilitate deal-making. Touting Britain as an investor-friendly market with efficient rules and transparency, Mr Brown said he ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai and Al Guo in Beijing British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has invited the mainland's sovereign fund to invest heavily in his country, despite global worries ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/623509/brown-extends-hearty-welcome-mainland-sovereign-fund
  9. Don't bury debate over sovereign funds

    Posted Mar 24th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... if it really wanted to stimulate debate, the International Monetary Fund hardly chose the ideal time last Friday to release its new paper on best practice for sovereign wealth funds. This was amiss of the IMF. Sovereign wealth funds are influential already, and they are going to get a lot more powerful over the coming years. A public debate about their rules of conduct is sorely needed. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/630995/dont-bury-debate-over-sovereign-funds
  10. State funds not missing, just wearing camouflage

    Posted Sep 19th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland Amid all the global market mayhem, the collapses and the rescues of this week, some of the biggest financial players in the world - sovereign wealth funds - have been ... that they resorted to covert operations. With an estimated US$3 trillion under management, much of it unallocated, sovereign funds have emerged as key players in world markets over the last couple of years. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/653121/state-funds-not-missing-just-wearing-camouflage

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