Global Rebalancing and Sovereign Wealth Funds

Super funds fuel growth in emerging world.

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Santiago ChileIn 2010, sovereign wealth funds invested 60% of their portfolios in non-OECD countries according to a new paper, Sovereign Funds are Helping Strike a New World Economic Balance. The authors explore the ways that sovereign wealth funds are helping to shift the economic balance to the emerging world through large-scale investment. The article also focuses on the role of Spain as a key investor in Latin American markets. Here are the three main themes the paper looks at:

Sovereign funds and emerging markets. In 2010, Sovereign Funds (SF) invested over 60% of their portfolios in non-OECD nations. Over US $30 bn1 of the money came from China, Latin America (basically Brazil) and South-East Asia (Malaysia and Singapore).

Sovereign Funds and the Spanish link with Latin America. Recent movements in CEPSA, Iberdrola and Santander show the interest Spain has in entering the burgeoning Latin American market.

ESADEgeo: Agenda for activities covering Sovereign Funds. We propose a range of activities combining theoretical arguments and practical activities (SF operations and strategies, drawing up business case studies, annual conferences and a special Executive Education programme).

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