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Sovereign Wealth Funds Briefing 22.Jul 2011

Posted on 22 July 2011 by VRS |  Email |Print

Bernd SchererJust in case the Chinese politburo or the Parliament of Norway need some advice about how to invest their multibillion-dollar sovereign funds, the French business school Edhec has supplied it. The conclusion of its research? Most SWFs are insufficiently hedged.
Sovereign funds have grown to become a very large component of the global economy in recent years, driven primarily by rises in the price of oil and other commodities — which have poured cash into the coffers of resource-rich nations — and global trade imbalances, which have meant that producing nations, such as China, have built up enormous reserves of foreign currency……………………………………….Full Article: Source

Posted on 22 July 2011 by VRS |  Email |Print

Mr. Talal Al ZainBahrain sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat will continue to financially support Gulf Air even though the loss-making carrier will be a drag on its 2011 earnings, the fund’s chief executive said.
Mumtalakat, which bundles Bahrain’s non-oil state-owned companies, is one of the smaller sovereign wealth funds in the world’s top oil-exporting region, with $9.1 billion in assets at the end of 2009. It owns stakes in several state firms such as Gulf Air and Aluminium Bahrain……………………………………….Full Article: Source

Posted on 22 July 2011 by VRS |  Email |Print

Bahrain sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat will continue to financially support Gulf Air even though the loss-making carrier will be a drag on its 2011 earnings, the fund’s chief executive said.
Mumtalakat, which bundles Bahrain’s non-oil state-owned companies, is one of the smaller sovereign wealth funds in the world’s top oil-exporting region, with $9.1 billion (Dh33.39 billion) in assets at the end of 2009……………………………………….Full Article: Source

Posted on 22 July 2011 by VRS |  Email |Print

Hong Kong, whose foreign-exchange reserves are the world’s seventh largest, posted first-half investment income of HK$46.3 billion on returns from foreign-currency assets, compared with a loss of HK$1.0 billion a year earlier.
The Hong Kong Exchange Fund recorded a HK$22.2 billion gain from investments in currencies other than the US dollar, after reporting a HK$24.3 billion ($3.12 billion) loss in the first six months of last year, thanks to the appreciation of other currencies against the greenback, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), the city’s de facto central bank, said………………………………………Full Article: Source

Posted on 22 July 2011 by VRS |  Email |Print

The EDHEC-Risk Institute has published a new publication – “An Integrated Approach to Sovereign Wealth Risk Management,” – containing the results of the second-year research work conducted in the Deutsche Bank research chair on asset-liability management (ALM) techniques for sovereign wealth fund (SWF) management.
The publication extends earlier work on the optimal investment policy and risk management practices of sovereign wealth funds by integrating these funds into the economic balance sheets of their sponsoring countries……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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