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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/146076
Title:
Sovereign Wealth Fund Investments: A Case Study Analysis
Author:
Bradshaw, David Lee
Issue Date:
May-2010
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Sovereign Wealth Funds are an emerging economic force in the world of finance that has spurred both excitement and worry over what they represent. Because SWFs are institutional investors in the form of government connected hedge funds, there is worry that SWFs could be using investment as a political weapon instead of for financial investment. Despite evidence that supports the idea that SWFs are long term investors which invest based on financial return, these fears persist. Through case study analyses of Dubai Ports World, Temasek Holdings Ltd., the Norwegian Government Pension Fund, and the Chilean SWFs, several points can be made that point to how to make SWF investment more acceptable to Western markets and world markets in general. Analysis of the cases found that SWF investment is more successful if SWFs are transparent in their strategy or philosophy of investment, and if SWFs and recipient of investment governments are willing to treat SWFs like private investors instead of as public or government related investors. Furthermore, this study finds that governments who benefit from investment from SWF investment should maintain an economic environment conducive to both domestic and foreign investment rather than use protectionist measures.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Public Management and Policy
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.titleSovereign Wealth Fund Investments: A Case Study Analysisen_US
dc.creatorBradshaw, David Leeen_US
dc.contributor.authorBradshaw, David Leeen_US
dc.date.issued2010-05-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractSovereign Wealth Funds are an emerging economic force in the world of finance that has spurred both excitement and worry over what they represent. Because SWFs are institutional investors in the form of government connected hedge funds, there is worry that SWFs could be using investment as a political weapon instead of for financial investment. Despite evidence that supports the idea that SWFs are long term investors which invest based on financial return, these fears persist. Through case study analyses of Dubai Ports World, Temasek Holdings Ltd., the Norwegian Government Pension Fund, and the Chilean SWFs, several points can be made that point to how to make SWF investment more acceptable to Western markets and world markets in general. Analysis of the cases found that SWF investment is more successful if SWFs are transparent in their strategy or philosophy of investment, and if SWFs and recipient of investment governments are willing to treat SWFs like private investors instead of as public or government related investors. Furthermore, this study finds that governments who benefit from investment from SWF investment should maintain an economic environment conducive to both domestic and foreign investment rather than use protectionist measures.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePublic Management and Policyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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