05/27/2012

Ogier acts for Cantor Fitzgerald

ISF Ltd will add value for Cantor Fitzgerald's global bank relationships while providing an attractive investment for their fixed income clients.

05/22/2012

Fight for Gulf wealth funds to intensify - Invesco

These funds are being allocated less money by their oil-rich governments post the Arab Spring, with surplus government cash available for international investment in Gulf Arab region set to fall by 9 percent in 2012.

05/11/2012

The value of Africa

The outcome is that there is a gaping chasm of a perception when comparing those doing business in Africa, and those not. The former being ostensibly positive and the latter mired in stereotypical and negative opinions.

05/04/2012

African countries urged to tap into US$5t wealth assets

African countries have been urged to tap into the US$5 trillion sovereign wealth assets belonging to oil-exporting developing countries and China, according to participants at the just-ended UNCTAD XIII meeting in the Arab Gulf State of Doha.

05/01/2012

Emerging markets hold breath as EU banks shrink

In a striking indication of that concern, the International Monetary Fund said developments in the euro area pose a greater risk to the Asia-Pacific region than either a hard landing in China or a rise in commodity prices.

04/24/2012

India may get own version of sovereign wealth fund

"The thinking within the ministry is that disinvestment proceeds could be used in a more productive way... Creation of a sovereign fund is being actively considered," said a senior finance ministry official.

04/20/2012

Qatari wealth fund adds 5% Tiffany stake

Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund has made its first big investment in a US public company by acquiring a 5.2 per cent stake in Tiffany, the jewellery retailer known for its diamond rings and blue, ribboned boxes.

04/17/2012

Sovereign wealth assets jump 16%

Some 57% of sovereign wealth funds invest in private equity — 46% through funds and 11% through direct investments.

04/04/2012

Investment management opinions of SWFs

The survey presents the results of the Deutsche Bank research chair’s foundation paper – a dynamic asset-liability management (ALM) model developed to guide asset allocation and risk management decisions at the SWF level, and describes the res

03/30/2012

Can Brics rival the G7?

When Dilma Rousseff, Dmitry Medvedev, Manmohan Singh, Hu Jintao and Jacob Zuma gather for the fourth Brics summit in Delhi on 29 March, can they go beyond the statements of their past meetings?

03/28/2012

China's sovereign wealth fund eyes investments in Ireland

A subsidiary of China's sovereign wealth fund yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding with Dublin's debt agency to explore investment opportunities in Ireland, but gave little detail on what it might be interested in.

03/16/2012

China wealth fund nears buying assets in Poland

Warsaw, looking for buyers for state assets, has recently reached out to Chinese players to bring funds to Poland, giving the Asian giant an opportunity to test the investment waters in the real economy in Europe.