21.01.2014 - Does the United States need a sovereign wealth fund?
Sovereign wealth funds are large investment companies owned by governments that manage an array of financial assets, from stocks and bonds, to income from natural resources and real estate. In order of holdings, the Monitor Groupís Sovereign Wealth Fund Assets Under Management Table shows that Norway, China, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, and Kuwait have the largest sovereign wealth funds. Establishing a U.S. sovereign wealth fund to do the purchasing of long-term and risky assets would give the Fed room to maneuver in monetary policy, and restrict its job to steering the economy rather than making controversial portfolio investment decisions. And a U.S. sovereign wealth fund could stand as a bulwark against wild swings in financial markets...............................................Full Article: Source
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