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Sovereign Investment: Concerns and Policy Reactions

Karl P. Sauvant, Lisa E. Sachs, and Wouter P.F. Schmit Jongbloed


This book provides the first major holistic examination and interdisciplinary analysis of sovereign wealth funds (SWFs). SWFs currently hold three trillion dollars' worth of investments, almost twice the amount in all the hedge funds worldwide, and are predicted to hold nine trillion more by 2015. This relatively new and rapidly expanding phenomenon remains comparatively unregulated, but the International Monetary Fund and the G7 aim to establish temporary and voluntary rules to introduce transparency and uniformity until more permanent regulatory structures are instituted. What permanent rule ... More

Keywords: sovereign wealth funds, SWFs, investments, International Monetary Fund, G7, economic crisis, national security, transparency, uniformity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199937929
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199937929.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karl P. Sauvant, author
Resident Senior Fellow and Founding Executive Director, Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment, White Plains, USA

Lisa E. Sachs, author
Director, Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment, New York, USA

Wouter P.F. Schmit Jongbloed, author
Associate, Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Development, New York, USA

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1 The Rise of Sovereign Wealth Funds and State-Owned Enterprises

1 Sovereign Investment

Wouter P.F. Schmit Jongbloed, Lisa E. Sachs, and Karl P. Sauvant*

2 Sovereign Wealth Funds

Mark Gordon and Sabastian V. Niles*

3 Sovereign Wealth Funds

Stephany Griffith-Jones and José Antonio Ocampo*

2 Regulatory Concerns

10 Sovereign Wealth Funds and National Security

Patrick DeSouza and W. Michael Reisman

3 Changing Rules for State-Controlled Entities?

15 Lessons from CFIUS for National Security Reviews of Foreign Investment

Alan P. Larson, David N. Fagan, Alexander A. Berengaut, and Mark E. Plotkin

20 Sovereign Wealth Funds and the IMF

Udaibir S. Das, Adnan Mazarei, and Alison Stuart*


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