28.12.2015 - ‘Politicized’ Sovereign Funds Earn Lower Returns, Study Says
Sovereign-wealth funds that are “highly politicized” earn lower returns on their stock-market investments than more independent peers, according to new academic research. An analysis of more than 1,000 sovereign-wealth fund investments in publicly traded companies found that shares in those companies rose less following a purchase by a sovereign-wealth fund compared with almost 6,000 comparable stock purchases by private investors. The so-called SWF discount was worse when funds with strict government oversight bought shares. There was no discount when Norway’s independently managed sovereign-wealth fund bought shares, according to Veljko Fotak of the University at Buffalo..............................................Full Article: Source
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