Sunday, April 05, 2009

Rise of Sovereign Wealth Funds

"Assets held by sovereign wealth funds increased by 6pc last year despite a massive decline in the value of their investments, as governments created new vehicles and increased the money available to existing funds.

Total funds under management by all sovereign wealth funds increased to $3.22 trillion from $3.05 trillion last year, according to research by Preqin. Sovereign wealth funds assets dwarf the $1.3 trillion held by the private equity industry and experts say they could be used to help fund private equity acquisitions while credit markets remain frozen."

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