ADIA Raises Its Profile in Asia as Azerbaijan SWF Embraces Risk

November 02, 2016 by SWC Editors

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 Hong Kong's skyline What you need to know this week about the world’s largest allocators, including ADIA, Azerbaijan's SOFAZ, Ireland's Strategic Investment Fund, and Singapore's Temasek. Heading East and West: ADIA and Temasek Open Satellite Offices in Major Gateway Cities "When one door closes, another opens," opined inventor Alexander Graham Bell, and nothing could be more true of sovereign wealth funds’ efforts to find the best marketplaces in which to deploy their staff. Even as some of the largest sovereign wealth funds have closed offices in major financial centers, such as London, they’ve opted to put richly resourced teams on the ground in new cities, including Hong Kong and San Francisco. This week, the powerful Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) announced the opening of its first office in Hong Kong, which will allow the sovereign wealth fund to extend its reach into China and other Asian markets. The…

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