Sovereign Wealth Fund Trends 2012 - Activity

May 12, 2013 by Loch Adamson

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In 2012 the Sovereign Wealth Center’s database captured 202 publicly disclosed direct investments by 21 sovereign wealth funds (SWFs), with a total reported value of $53.3 billion. This represents a slight drop in recorded activity from 2011, when we captured 207 investments with a total deal value of $64.5 billion. Although our recorded investment flow has fallen slightly, SWF investment activity appears to have stabilized over the past three years at a high level by historical standards. Elevated as it may be, this new level remains considerably below that observed at the height of the 2008-’09 financial crisis, when several funds supported major financial institutions in Switzerland, the U.K. and the U.S. Observable SWF…

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