26.02.2016 - Sovereign-wealth funds
China’s four sovereign-wealth funds have $1.5 trillion-worth of assets between them. None is larger than Norway’s $825 billion government pension fund, according to the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI), a think-tank. Norway’s fund, like many others, is fed by revenues from natural resources: oil-and-gas-based sovereign-wealth funds make up 56% of the market by asset value. The falling oil price means many countries sold assets last year to finance budget deficits. Outflows have mainly been from liquid assets like equities, which may have contributed to stockmarket turbulence this year. The SWFI predicts that another $404 billion could be withdrawn from listed equities in 2016...............................................Full Article: Source
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