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Sovereign Investing and Corporate Governance

by Paul Rose


Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) are increasingly important players in equity markets in the United States and abroad. However, despite their economic power, their reach, and their desirability as investors, SWFs are almost entirely disengaged from corporate governance matters in U.S. firms. Indeed, with the exception of Norway’s Government Pension Fund-Global, SWFs are notable primarily for their passivity as shareholders.