Top Ten Tweets

Ashby Monk

Here they are: your top news items from the past week’s @sovereignfund feed:

  1. Three SWFs have signed up to participate in a ‘joint-fund’ to invest in Morocco.
  2. And the Australian commodity fund debate begins again.
  3. ADIA is now valued at $300 – 900 billion.  Basically, we have no clue how big this fund is. None.
  4. Obit: “National Pensions Reserve Fund, born April 2001, died November 28th, 2010; survived by a sister, Nama.”
  5. Europe’s Commissioner for Internal Markets has warned European defense companies to ‘be wary’ of foreign SWFs.
  6. Sarkozy rejects Qatar’s investment in state owned Areva due to SWF’s conditions.
  7. With Irish and French reserve funds being tapped early, markets are set to lose tens of billions in long-term capital.
  8. Gulf SWFs growing rapidly.
  9. Kuwait sets up joint-fund with Bulgaria for investments in Bulgaria’s agriculture.
  10. SWFs boosting hedge fund allocations.

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