Top Ten Tweets

Ashby Monk

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

  1. Sovereign funds increasingly looking to Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan for investments and JVs.
  2. Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (i.e, the largest institutional investor in world) was down 5% in the 2010 fiscal year (because of the earthquake).
  3. Nigeria’s Aganga will take over at the helm of the new Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (i.e., the new SWF):
  4. CIC is looking to invest in four sectors of the Chilean economy: mining, ports, infrastructure and energy.
  5. AIMCo talking to Alberta regulators about giving it more “latitude” on leverage.
  6. CIC not only denying Facebook investment rumor; says the social network is overvalued.
  7. Sweden’s AP2 fund is “generation neutral” in its investment policies; takes a 40-year view.
  8. State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ) assets under management surpassed $30 billion for first time.
  9. Colombia looking to set up a new sovereign fund for mining revenues.
  10. Norway’s SWF buys $1 billion in Paris property from AXA.

Bonus Tweet: Abu Dhabi’s Aabar is buying a turkey producer in Turkey.

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