Top Ten Tweets

Ashby Monk

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

  1. Israel seems serious about new SWF: “Netanyahu reiterated the importance of establishing a sovereign fund.
  2. CIC has apparently chosen its first overseas office. Where? Toronto.
  3. Russia spent $36.64 billion from its oil wealth Reserve Fund to plug the budget deficit in 2010.
  4. Mumtalakat wants to invest 50% of assets under management “globally across asset classes.” IE shift from holding company to portfolio investor.
  5. ADIA investments in agriculture may be one component of the UAE’s broader food security policy.
  6. There are over a million Chinese living and working in Africa.
  7. Norway giving advice to Ghana on setting up a new SWF.
  8. China’s reserves: “biggest quarterly gain since Bloomberg data began in 1996.” Up 199 billion to $2.85 trillion!
  9. After KIA invests $1.7 billion in Turkey, Erdogan brings 500 person delegation to Kuwait asking for more.
  10. Bank of Ireland talking to investors about capital raising. I’ll give you one guess who these investors are…

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