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  1. 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.' ...

  2. Mainland plans Temasek-style investment unit

    Posted Dec 06th 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... Jamil Anderlini in Beijing With US$1 trillion in reserves, Beijing must find new route to recycle funds The central government is considering establishing a national investment company modelled on Singapore's Temasek Holdings to recycle China's rapidly growing foreign exchange reserves, reducing appreciation pressure on the yuan and soaking up liquidity, according ...

  3. No2 at top think-tank tipped to head CICC

    Posted Feb 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... investment bank, replacing Jesse Wang, now vice-president of the country's sovereign wealth fund, sources say. The appointment implies that Mr Li- who was a personal secretary to former premier ... in CICC, analysts speculate that the 58-year-old reform-minded economist would have a say in the sovereign wealth fund's decision-making process. If Mr Li were to become chairman of CICC, ...

  4. CIC tipped to balloon to US$625b

    Posted Apr 15th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... Tom Miller in Beijing The mainland's US$200 billion sovereign wealth fund is projected to swell to US$625 billion within three years, with US$344 billion to be ploughed into foreign ... Sovereign Wealth Funds: 2008-2010 Opportunities for Foreign Asset Managers'. By then, the mainland's three sovereign wealth funds- CIC, the NCSSF and the China-Africa Development Fund ...

  5. CIC sets stringent standards

    Posted Dec 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai The country's sovereign wealth fund yesterday unveiled stringent requirements for overseas firms seeking to manage part of its assets in the global equity ... the MSCI EAFE Index or 300 basis points higher than the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, the newly established US$200 billion sovereign wealth fund said. Jing Ulrich, JP Morgan's chairman ...

  6. Politics may skew investment tool

    Posted Nov 18th 2007, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... Nations are getting into sovereign wealth funds to raise returns on foreign currency holdings, but there is resistance, writes Louis Beckerling Investment markets are in line for a fresh ... markets by 'sovereign wealth funds' (SWFs). The rise of the funds is partly due to the trend of the United States dollar's decline and the resulting intervention on foreign exchange ...

  7. Business - Money - BONDS

    Safe havens are now risky

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Evelina Leung

    ... Developed countries' sovereign debt is losing some of its appeal, writesCarrie Lam Safe havens are now risky Sovereign debt forms, or sovereign bonds, are one of the oldest types ... they offer comparatively lower yields. Emerging countries, meanwhile, usually come with lower credit ratings but offer higher returns. This was the traditional definition of sovereign bonds that has ...

  8. Canada fund opens first overseas office with US$200m investment

    Posted Feb 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The pension fund goes to great lengths to differentiate itself from sovereign wealth funds that have raised the ire of economic nationalists around the globe by taking stakes in key industries. ... Cameron Dueck The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), which manages US$119.4 billion in Canada's social security funds, is putting US$200 million into FountainVest, a newly ...

  9. CIC puts HK on its agenda for investment

    Posted Mar 04th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing China Investment Corp, the mainland's US$200 billion sovereign wealth fund, would invest in Hong Kong as part of a strategy that also includes alternative ... of the mainland's US$1.53 trillion foreign exchange reserves. Its overseas portfolio has reached US$8 billion. Mr Wang urged foreign governments to avoid protectionism against sovereign wealth funds, saying ...

  10. Poverty of ideas is frittering away HK's immense wealth

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... than that. The government's Exchange Fund, in which these savings are held, has invested this money well over time and sits on investment gains of HK$593.8 billion at present. Put ... attributable to the people of Hong Kong with no strings attached. All the other things that we expect the Exchange Fund to do, such as holding the backing for the banknote issue and being able to pay ...




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