Sovereign Wealth Fund Trends 2012 - Funds

May 12, 2013

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The sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) that do the most direct investing are China Investment Corp. (CIC), Government of Singapore Investment Corp. (GIC), Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) and Singapore’s Temasek Holdings. In international markets, CIC made 12 investments worth a reported $4.3 billion. It invested in infrastructure, commodities and real estate, almost exclusively in unlisted companies and joint ventures. CIC’s three investments in publicly listed companies included London Stock Exchange-listed Kazakh mining company Polyus Gold International, Russian potash fertilizer company Uralkali and Canadian oil company Sunshine Oilsands (CIC participated in its initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.) These investments reflect CIC’s strategy of investing in commodity-producing companies and infrastructure to diversify China’s foreign reserves with a ten-year…

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