The Daily Brief

Ashby Monk

  • Japan puts the idea of a new sovereign fund back on the table.
  • Introducing Shariah-compliant infrastructure investing. Fascinating.
  • KIC has decided to take a pass on more BofA equity.
  • Singapore is remarkable: 15.2% of households have over $1 million “under active management,” which means that house values aren’t counted in this statistic.
  • French CDC is interested in a new vehicle for seeding local hedge fund managers. I think it’s brill idea. If you do this right, you can get paid for letting hedge funds manage your money. (Obviously, if you do it wrong you can lose your money…)
  • When it comes to M&A, it’s hard to top Temasek — the Singaporean fund has apparently done some 25 deals so far this year!
  • GIC has some large, unrealized losses on its books.
  • Krugman on his colleagues: “models are only models” and “many economists aren’t even trying to get at the truth.”

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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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