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Sovereign wealth funds to stay passive

SWFs generally see themselves as minority investors and don't want to play the role of shareholder activist, according to a survey by Financial Dynamics.

Sovereign wealth funds SWFs are holding on to their cash and waiting for the markets to bottom before committing more money to investments. And even when they do decide to raise their holdings, they will remain passive long-term investors and have no desire to behave in an activist manner towards their portfolio companies. These are among the findings of a recent survey by Financial Dynamics.

SWFs have existed since the 1950s, but their asset size and clout in the investment community have grown dramatically over the past 10 to 15 years. Among the more prominent investments made by SWFs recently were those that involved the rescue of US banks that...

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