A nurse prepares to vaccinate health care workers at Singapore’s Gleneagles Hospital on January 19. Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund Temasek invested in BioNTech and has supported its efforts to develop a vaccine. Photo: Reuters
A nurse prepares to vaccinate health care workers at Singapore’s Gleneagles Hospital on January 19. Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund Temasek invested in BioNTech and has supported its efforts to develop a vaccine. Photo: Reuters
Pauline Yeung
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Pauline Yeung

As Covid-19 crisis shows, sovereign wealth funds have a role that goes beyond providing money

  • Singapore’s Temasek is one of several government funds to go beyond their traditional mandate and fight the pandemic, not just by investing in the search for a vaccine, but also by supporting the production of medical goods
  • As Hong Kong prepares to launch its own Growth Portfolio, it needs to consider if there’s a larger firefighting role for public investors in a crisis

A nurse prepares to vaccinate health care workers at Singapore’s Gleneagles Hospital on January 19. Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund Temasek invested in BioNTech and has supported its efforts to develop a vaccine. Photo: Reuters
A nurse prepares to vaccinate health care workers at Singapore’s Gleneagles Hospital on January 19. Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund Temasek invested in BioNTech and has supported its efforts to develop a vaccine. Photo: Reuters
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