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Global ideas from Alaska’s sovereign wealth fund

Posted on 22 August 2011

Juneau, Alaska is home to the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, the locus of a roughly $40 billion state fund. While small by the standards of Middle East sovereign wealth funds, the Alaska Permanent Fund is unique among states.
The fund found its genesis in the state’s oil wealth and it has paid a dividend to every resident since 1982. The amount is based on a five-year average of the fund. Founded in 1980, the APFC is frequently cited as among the most transparent sovereign wealth funds in the world, and its history, investments and historical performance can be viewed at its website……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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