18.05.2010 - SWF transactions highlight global recovery and new approaches to risk management in investing
“While the number and value of SWF transactions for the first two quarters of 2009 was the lowest for more than half a decade, by Q3, SWFs had realigned investment strategies with long-term goals, rethinking their approach to risk,” said William Miracky, a senior partner at Monitor Group. “We’re seeing an evolution in the behavior of SWFs; for example, for the first time we saw funds invest jointly to share risk while maintaining market exposure to a diverse range of asset classes and sectors, a trend we expect to continue.” Analysis of SWF activity in the second half of 2009 found a resurgence in spending. Q3 and Q4 accounted for 85 percent of the 113 publicly reported transactions made by SWFs during the year, worth 85 percent of the overall value of $68.8 billion.............................................Full Press Release: Source