SWFs as Catalysts for Economic Transformation

SWFs as Catalysts for Economic Transformation

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SWFs as Catalysts for Economic Transformation

The rise of the Economic Development component in the mandate of Middle Eastern and African Sovereign Wealth Funds | Author: Damien Balmet, Principal, Mercer Investments

One reason why countries establish SWFs is to both professionalize and institutionalize the way the Sovereign invests and manages its wealth. With this in mind, the combination of a strong governance framework and a highly experienced investment team are integral for success.

When pursuing an economic development agenda, SWF investment professionals have a complex dual role to fulfil: Not only are they instructed to look after and transform the existing portfolio, but they are also tasked with identifying, initiating and leading new investment opportunities.

   Damien Balmet, Principal, Mercer Investmentsamien    

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