The Daily Brief

Ashby Monk

  • Most economists in Thailand are apparently against the proposed new SWF due to fears that it will lead to corruption.
  • Bank of Korea is hiring a new reserves management head, which probably foreshadows greater diversification away from US Treasuries.
  • Abu Dhabi’s Invest AD puts money into a new banking IPO…in Rwanda.
  • The China Investment Corporation is reportedly considering a 10-20% stake in Italy’s new defensive sovereign fund. I’m not sure how that would even work. Anyway, here’s some background on Italy’s fund.
  • The Russian Direct Investment Fund is now, officially, up and running and ready for co-investments in Russian private equity assets.  I’m a fan of this vehicle.
  • Ouch: CalPERS suspends investment chairman.

1 Response to “The Daily Brief”

  1. 1 Jeremy Helfin September 15, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Got to love the power of Unions

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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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