Deconstructing a Failed CIC Investment

Ashby Monk

Nick Parsons has an interesting article out in The Asset this morning that deconstructs the CIC’s failed investment in Morgan Stanley and, in turn, offers some insights into how this much publicized mistake is playing out in China. Given that the CIC has a request into the State Council for at least another $100 billion, it’s definitely bad timing — especially considering that the CIC’s primary competition within China, SAFE, has been getting much more aggressive in its own investment strategies. As such, SAFE could potentially stake a claim to any assets earmarked for the CIC. Anyway, the short article is worth a read. Get it here.

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This website is a project of Professor Gordon L. Clark and Dr. Ashby Monk of the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford. Their research on sovereign wealth funds is funded by the Leverhulme Trust and The Rotman International Centre for Pension Management.

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