Top Ten Tweets

Ashby Monk

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

  1. Nigeria’s government excited about new SWF. One final hurdle to go!
  2. The ECB’s online “monetary policy game” is pretty awesome. And addictive.
  3. Kuwait Investment Authority will put roughly $800 million into France’s Areva.
  4. Zimbabwe to set up new SWF for diamond revenues. Tough to picture a well-governed fund in Zimbabwe. #badideajeans
  5. What do you do when you have a failing financial institution that needs a bailout? You head to the Gulf.  #Ireland
  6. McKinsey to GE in 2007: ‘Don’t worry about GE Cap. SWFs and their investments will prevent liquidity crisis’.  #badadvice
  7. SWFs “waking up to Latin America“.
  8. Funny: This was what SWFs had in mind when they were bailing out our financial institutions in 2007. #TARP #CITI
  9. FF’s David Murray believes that Australia should have a commodity fund. Wants to expand the mandate of the Future Fund.
  10. Interesting. GPF-G seems to rely on academics for advice. First Ang et al on active management and now Dimson on risk.

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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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