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Sovereign Wealth Funds Briefing 18.Jul 2011

Posted on 18 July 2011 by VRS |  Email |Print

The shift in the destination of petrodollars managed by sovereign funds is getting more visible in equity markets, where the emerging world is increasingly attracting direct investment. Data from advisory group Monitor shows the Asia-Pacific region attracted the largest chunk of SWF direct investments in 2010 at US$25.2 billion, or nearly half of the total.
“Previously the amount of investment that went to domestic markets was very minuscule because it was a small country,” said Sandeep Nanda, fund manager of Qatar Investment Fund, which is 10 percent owned by the country’s Sovereign Wealth Fund……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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Posted on 18 July 2011 by VRS |  Email |Print

Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund will remain a long-term investor in Agricultural Bank of China Ltd (AgBank) even after its lock-up period expires on Monday, a senior executive at the Chinese lender said yesterday.

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) and AgBank would maintain a strategic relationship over the long term, AgBank’s secretary to the board of directors Li Zhenjiang said……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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Posted on 18 July 2011 by VRS |  Email |Print

Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund will remain a long-term investor in Agricultural Bank of China Ltd even after its lock-up period expires on Monday, a senior executive at the Chinese lender said.

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) and AgBank would also maintain a strategic relationship over the long term, AgBank’s secretary to the board of directors Li Zhenjiang told Reuters……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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Posted on 18 July 2011 by VRS |  Email |Print

Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund will remain a long-term investor in Agricultural Bank of China Ltd (ABC) even after its lock-up period expires on Monday, a senior ABC executive at the Chinese lender said on Friday.

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) and ABC will also maintain a strategic relationship over the long term, Li Zhenjiang, ABC’s secretary to the board of directors, told Reuters……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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Posted on 18 July 2011 by VRS |  Email |Print

Libya has about $168 billion in frozen assets and the Transitional National Council needs to access and start managing the funds as it works to oust Muammar Qaddafi and rebuild the country, former central bank chief Farhat Bengdara said.
The Libyan Investment Authority’s assets include cash, hedge funds, asset management portfolios, government securities and property……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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Posted on 18 July 2011 by VRS |  Email |Print

Investment bank Moelis & Co says it expects to see a gradual rise in M&A activity in the Gulf Arab region driven by cash-rich sovereign wealth funds and industrial firms looking for opportunities to expand.
“We expect to see a gradual up pick in M&A activity in the region going forward. It’s not going to be a huge surge but we are seeing bits and pieces of all the factors coming together for an ideal M&A market,” said Augusto Sasso, co-head of MENA investment banking at Moelis……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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Posted on 18 July 2011 by VRS |  Email |Print

Substantial changes proposed for East Timor’s Petroleum Fund law will expose the nation’s finances to high risk and open the door to corruption. Just a few years ago the fund was widely praised as a model of prudential and sustainable management, and a means of possibly escaping the “resource curse” of waste and corruption.

Most other sovereign wealth funds (such as Australia’s Future Fund, Brazil’s Fundo Soberano, Botswana’s Pula Fund, Trinidad and Tobago’s Heritage and Stabilisation Fund) maintain tighter controls on their assets……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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