How do sovereign wealth funds influence global capital flows and the balance of power?
Should their growth be feared or encouraged?
Could a lack of transparency lead to protectionism, and if so, what affect will this have on the global economy?
Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) have emerged as an increasingly important source of cross-border capital flows and investment. In the future, SWFs will have an even greater impact on the global economy, particularly as financing sources for national deficits and emerging market countries. In the process, SWFs are subject to increasingly intense public scrutiny and political consideration. These trends present complicated new issues for SWFs and for global economic growth and stability.
The Sovereign Wealth Fund Initiative, based at CEME and offered with the support of K&L Gates and State Street Corporation, offers SWF leaders a value-neutral venue and world-class resources to identify key issues of concern and to build organizational capacity to address those issues. To learn more about the Sovereign Wealth Fund Initiative, please visit our dedicated website.