2 Responses to “Pessimism from China’s SWFs”


  1. 1 MMcC April 19, 2011 at 6:08 am

    I think China’s SWFs – CIC in particular – would like to be doing those kinds of distressed deals about five years from now, once they’ve fully skilled up. For now, they’ll invest in such deals but complain about having to pay someone else to structure them. Additional drivers of Chinese SWF exec pessimism might include strong suspicions that further declines in the US economy will lead to anti-Chinese investment barriers, and increasing uncertainty at home that China’s many economic plates can be kept in the air (to be fair, those worries intensify every spring/summer, when food inflation picks up again.)

    • 2 Ashby Monk April 19, 2011 at 7:40 am

      Hi Mike, Yes. Good point. We’re still waiting for resolution of CIC funding…while the CB governor is talking about NEW SPVs. Cheers!


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