From Altassets: Sovereign wealth funds are shifting investments away from the US and Europe and into the Middle East and Asian economies, according to research by Monitor Group.
The analysis of Q2 2008 suggests that SWFs are focused more on the MENA region than ever before. Investments in these regions accounted for 68 per cent of the total value of all publicly-traded deals in this period. In the second quarter of 2008 the tracked SWFs made 43 deals totalling $26.5bn, compared to 42 deals and $58.3bn during the previous quarter. More than half the deals and funds invested were in emerging markets….. Full Article: Source