Nigeria's $1 billion sovereign-wealth fund is set to start operating in the next few months, in what would mark a crucial step to help the government finance the revamping of its ramshackle roads and power grids.
Nigeria's $1 billion sovereign-wealth fund is set to start operating in the next few months, said the country's finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, in what would mark a crucial step to help the governement finance the revamping of its ramshackle roads and power grids.
Yesterday we described in extensive detail just how on September 10, 2008, by way of a glaringly erroneous margin call, either purposefully or by accident JP Morgan managed to extract over $250 million in variation margin cash from Lehman, which may well have been the catalyst for the end of Dick Fuld's megabank as it precipitated several other multi-billion margin calls from both JPM and other banks, ultimate;y leading to Lehman's liquidation filing fi
In January, we discussed the stunning fact that Spain's social security pension fund was 90% allocated to Spanish sovereign debt. The latest data shows that this farcical epic reach-around has become even more ridiculous as, according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, the fund's holdings are now 97% weighted to sovereign bonds.
DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar will create a new $12 billion investment firm, backed by blue-chip assets from its sovereign wealth fund, and list it on the local stock exchange, its main institutional backer said on Tuesday.
BySteve Picarillo:Norway's sovereign wealth fund, one of the world's biggest investors and the world's largest sovereign wealth fund grew by $100 billion in 2012, making 2012 its second-best year on record. The fund rose in value by 13.4% last year. It is now worth circa $710 billion, which is 40% more than the value of the entire Norwegian economy. Known as the 'oil fund', it invests revenue from Norway's lucrative oil industry for the country's future.
Brendan Ross submits:The Statens Pensjonsfond, Norway's sovereign wealth fund, combines the oil profits from its 2/3 stake in Statoil with an aggressive, 60% equities investment strategy. The Pensjonsfund is massive, has a very long investment horizon and is actively managed. Norway's Finance Ministry recently hired three well known professors to analyze the Pensjonsfond's stewardship of Norway's $525 billion. The results were surprising.
Norway's sovereign wealth fund lost $15 billion last year as European stock prices fell over uncertain growth prospects amid the debt crisis, the country's central bank said Friday.Investments made by the oil and gas rich country's sovereign wealth fund suffered a 2.5 percent loss in 2011 worth 86 billion kronor ($15 billion, 11.4 billion euros).
By Michael L. Boyer:
Tony Gray's book 1,000 miles From Wall Street extolled the clarity investors can find far from the noise and haste of financial centers. In the wake of recent volatility, perhaps an idea from 3,000 miles away could be even better.