Top Ten Tweets

Ashby Monk

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

  1. US Social Security Trust Fund should be “free to invest wherever the gains are deemed the highest.” Second the motion.
  2. WikiLeaked: CIC’s Lou Jiwei asked Geithner for special favor to expedite Morgan Stanley transaction.
  3. China didn’t sell Treasuries; the drop in the data is a reflection of using foreign intermediaries for purchases.
  4. Some expect Nigeria will save $14 billion in new SWF by year end. #seeingisbelieving
  5. News for paranoid footballers: Qatar Holding not in talks to buy Man United.
  6. Bill Gross @PIMCO offers SWFs lesson in reallocation. ‘How to turn a supertanker’ via @felixsalmon.
  7. South Africa will NOT set up a new SWF in 2012.  “We need to do quite a lot of technical work”
  8. An infrastructure investment you simply don’t hear much about anymore: canals.
  9. Investors of last resort: Illinois Pension Obligation Bond edition.
  10. Investors of last resort: AIG edition.

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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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