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Sovereign Wealth Funds Briefing 31.Aug 2008

Posted on 31 August 2008 by admin |  Email |Print

From Asianinvestor.net: Following a recent ruling from the Executive Yuan (Taiwan’s executive branch of government), the Labour Pension Fund says it is looking to adopt a set of SRI principles and formulate appropriate investment policies that will be gradually introduced in its $24 billion portfolio… Full article: Source

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From FT.com: J Sainsbury jumped to the top of the FTSE 100 leaderboard [Thursday] as bid rumours swirled. Shares in the food retailer finished 7.9 per cent higher at 344p amid talk of a 500p a share bid from its 29 per cent shareholder the Qatar Investment Authority… Full article: Source

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From TheAustralian.com: The $64 billion Future Fund has earned a $652 million, or 1.54 per cent, return in its first full year of operations, in a period when the median, balanced superannuation fund lost 6.4 per cent… Full article: Source

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From IMF.org: The International Working Group of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IWG)—comprising 26 member countries—will meet for the third time on September 1-2 in Santiago, Chile, to agree on a common set of voluntary principles and practices intended to guide investment practices by sovereign wealth funds (SWFs).

The meeting aims to reach an understanding on the Generally Accepted Principles and Practices (GAPP) on SWFs in advance of the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings on October 10-13. The GAPP is expected to be presented to a meeting of the IMF’s policy-guiding body, the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC), on October 11 when it convenes during the Annual Meetings in Washington… Full article: Source

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