Asian consumer companies received the majority of the total capital deployed by sovereign wealth funds throughout a record-breaking year of direct investments.
Despite the uncertainty posed to investors globally by the Covid-19 pandemic, 2020 was a record year for direct sovereign wealth fund investments. And more could be on the way.
Increasing polarisation between East and West leaves China in the economic driving seat, according to a new IFSWF and Invesco report.
State wealth funds look set to invest more at home thanks to the pandemic, but their increased allocations to healthcare and tech should prove beneficial, says a new report.
Larger asset owners' caution early this year helped shield them from market drops, says a new survey. Sovereign wealth funds were largely spared too, but this could change.
Sovereign wealth funds in Asia and the world are more cautious about private assets and looking to target their holdings more carefully, according to the IFSWF.
The IFSWF chairman has exhorted his sovereign wealth fund peers to use their deep pockets and influence to address the world's long-term challenges.
IFSWF chairman Adrian Orr says there is much that non-sovereign funds can learn from the Santiago Principles, especially in regards to transparency and good governance.
Sovereign funds discussed how asset diversification, particularly into alternative assets, was key to outperforming in times of low returns in conventional markets at their annual meeting.
The chairman of the global association for sovereign wealth funds says the vehicles are not progressing quickly enough in their adoption of risk controls and governance issues.