Tag: Sovereign Wealth Fund

October 14, 2019
High Performance at Australia's Future Fund
Australia's Future Fund continues to show very high performance. AUM is now $160B oz. Australia's Future Fund reports strongest fiscal year return in 4 years, Pensions&Investments Ashby Monk (@sovereignfund)
October 7, 2019
ESG Popularity Lead by Public Funds
It's so popular today because ESG responsibility is increasingly moving from tick-box sustainability teams to risk teams that are better integrating the signals into LT decision making. Public funds taking the lead in spectacular boom of ESG, Pensions&Investments Ashby Monk (@sovereignfund)
September 30, 2019
Governance Change at CalPERS
Congrats to CalPERS for voting to change its own governance. Will be interesting to see if this move is just a change of schedules or if they are really engaging in meaningful change. It is rare to see Boards vote to change their own roles and authorities. CalPERS revamps governance model, reduces number of meetings, […]
September 25, 2019
PE Funds Capturing Most of Wealth Created
We need more people asking why PE funds capture so much wealth in our system of capitalism... Good job, @PATreasurer Private Equity Managers Are ‘Running a Grift,’ Pennsylvania Treasury Says, Institutional Investor Ashby Monk (@sovereignfund)
September 24, 2019
Competition and Innovation in Australian Supers
Think how our public plans would change/innovate if the poor performers were threatened with a merger into good performers? Aus is the engine of pension fund innovation today precisely because the super funds there don't know if they will exist in 5 years. Merging Australian Supers Get a New CIO, Chief Investment Officer Ashby Monk […]
September 23, 2019
Maryland State Pension to Disclose All Fees Paid
This will hurt in the short run, but it will lead to a much healthier ecosystem in the future. Law requires Maryland pension fund to disclose carried interest payouts, Pensions&Investments Ashby Monk (@sovereignfund)
September 18, 2019
Citizenship as Sovereign Wealth
My latest published paper... citizenship as sovereign wealth. Citizenship as Sovereign Wealth: Re‐thinking Investor Immigration Ashby Monk (@sovereignfund)
September 17, 2019
AustralianSuper and OTPP Invest in Infrastructure
AusSuper and OTPP are investing $1B - each - with India's National Investment and Infrastructure Fund. AustralianSuper, Ontario Teachers' to invest $2 bn in NIIF, The Economic Times Ashby Monk (@sovereignfund)
September 16, 2019
Turkey's Sovereign Wealth Fund Sell National Lottery
Turkey's new SWF oversaw the sale of national lottery rights, which produced a $1.7b offer for 2020 operating rights. My view: national lotteries should be nuked and replaced with national prize linked saving programs so that "players" become savers too. Turkish wealth fund says Sisal-Sans JV offers best bid in national lottery tender, Reuters Ashby […]
September 11, 2019
Malaysia Targets Goldman Sachs
Malaysia has charged 17 Goldman bankers over the 1MDB deal. Malaysia charges 17 Goldman chiefs over 1MDB, ASEAN Economist Ashby Monk (@sovereignfund)

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