2nd Quarter 2013 - Overview

September 27, 2013 by Loch Adamson

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Direct Sovereign Wealth Fund Investments Since 2007 Source: Sovereign Wealth Center Click Here to download the Q2 2013 report data.-->DURING THE second quarter of 2013, sovereign wealth fund investment activity and volume continued on the downward trend evidenced in the first three months of the year. Funds seemed to be hoarding cash or investing in financial instruments not captured by our data such as exchanged-traded funds and equity-index trackers. Download the Q2 2013 pdf From April 1 through June 30, European and U.S. stock markets kept expanding while most emerging markets fell sharply and commodity prices remained soft. Consequently, the assets that sovereign wealth funds considered to be most attractively priced in this quarter were infrastructure and real estate in developed markets. Deal flow also slowed because China Investment Corp. (CIC) and the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), previously two of the most…

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