The Daily Brief

Ashby Monk

I’m trying out a new segment on the blog this week; I’m calling it The Daily Brief. The idea is to share with readers all of the interesting articles I come across during my morning routine. (Note: These articles also appear on my Twitter feed). Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Here you go:

  • Conservatives in Alberta want to build the Heritage Fund up to $100 billion or more.
  • Ireland’s NPRF feeling the pain of politics: Writing down its ‘directed investments‘ in Irish banks.
  • State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan saw assets increase by 33% in last 6 months (!) to roughly $30 billion.
  • The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has plans to buy $500 million worth of Paris and London office properties.
  • Samruk-Kazyna’s Timur Kulibayev is next in line for power in Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev’s son-in-law and, now, successor.
  • Hillary Clinton points to SWF Santiago Principles as model for developing ‘principles for prosperity‘.
  • US State of Virginia will put $140 million back into it’s “Rainy Day Fund” after announcing a budget surplus.
  • 2,700 institutional investors leave the actual business of investing to others.

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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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