List of countries by sovereign wealth funds


List of countries by sovereign wealth funds

A sovereign wealth fund (SWF) is a fund owned by a state composed of financial assets such as stocks, bonds, property or other financial instruments.Sovereign wealth funds are entities that manage the national savings for the purposes of investment. The accumulated funds may have their origin in, or may represent foreign currency deposits, gold, SDRs and IMF reserve position held by central banks and monetary authorities, along with other national assets such as pension investments, oil funds, or other industrial and financial holdings. These are assets of the sovereign nations which are typically held in domestic and different reserve currencies such as the dollar, euro and yen. The names attributed to the management entities may include central banks, official investment companies, state pension funds, sovereign oil funds, among others.

Largest sovereign wealth funds

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* [http://www.ft.com/cms/s/b6faf9c4-0fac-11dc-a66f-000b5df10621.html Gulf states Sovereign wealth fund reserves swell] , "Financial Times", 31 May 2007
* [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2007/07/15/ccash115.xml The $2.5 trillion wave of cash heading our way] , "The Daily Telegraph", 16 July 2007
* [http://www.iie.com/publications/pb/pb07-6.pdf Sovereign Wealth Funds: The Need for Greater Transparency and Accountability] , Peterson Institute, 20 October 2007

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