Sovereign Wealth Funds: The New Intersection of Money and Politics

Hardcover | February 1, 2012

byChristopher Balding

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Sovereign wealth funds are a growing and dynamic force in international finance. The shifting international economic relations from capital rich states gives them new power in influencing the global agenda. Despite controlling trillions of dollars in the biggest companies in the world, littleis known about the opaque funds of oil rich and non-democratic governments. This is the first book to compile a history of sovereign wealth funds recounting the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority's involvement with the scandal-plagued BCCI bank and Chinese arms exports to Iran.By constructing a history within the proper context of oil driven surpluses and large inflationary pressures with no international investment framework, this book explains the development and growth of sovereign wealth funds. The economics of capital surplus countries and investment strategies areexamined in order to better understand sovereign wealth fund creation and growth. In a straightforward and accessible style, the author examines the complex and amazing growth of an unknown group of investors controlling trillions of dollars worldwide.

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Sovereign wealth funds are a growing and dynamic force in international finance. The shifting international economic relations from capital rich states gives them new power in influencing the global agenda. Despite controlling trillions of dollars in the biggest companies in the world, littleis known about the opaque funds of oil rich ...

Christopher Balding is Assistant Professor of International Business at the HSBC Business School of Peking University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199752117

ISBN - 13:9780199752119

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Table of Contents

Framing Sovereign Wealth Funds1. From Stabilization to Sovereign Wealth Funds2. The Economics of Sovereign Wealth Funds3. How Do You Manage That Much Money?4. The Politics of Sovereign Wealth FundsThe Case Studies5. The European Funds6. The Middle Eastern Funds7. The Asian FundsThe Brave New World8. The Future of Sovereign Wealth Funds9. This is Not the End of the World As We Know It