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Sovereign Wealth Funds Briefing 13.Aug 2008

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From Alwatan.com: Sovereign wealth funds risk keeping poor management in place in the firms they invest in if they give up their shareholder rights in response to fears about their excessive influence, a senior State Street official said. John Nugee, who heads State Street Global Advisors’ Official Institutions Group, [told Reuters on Tuesday that] stateـ-owned funds had shied away from active corporate governance after stirring fears in certain countries… Full article: Source

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From Washingtonpost.com: Sovereign wealth funds, the massive investment pools run by foreign governments, are now among the biggest speculators in the trading of oil and other vital goods like corn and cotton in the United States, according to interviews with brokers who handle their investments at leading Wall Street banks, veteran traders and congressional investigators… Full article: Source

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From Financialexpress.com: Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) are back on the Centre’s agenda. The high-level coordination committee on financial markets has decided that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the Securities & Exchange Board of India (Sebi) would now collect and analyse data on SWF investments through the FDI and FII routes, and share it with the [Indian] government… Full article: Source

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