For the first time, Shemirani provides a systematic methodology for the study of Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) over their life span and emphasizes the need for a paradigm shift in our approach towards the study of state capitalism. Applied in this book to the world's four largest SWFs - Government Pension Fund-Global of Norway, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority of the United Arab Emirates, Temasek of Singapore, and the National Wealth Fund of the Russian Federation, this methodology can also be applied to other funds or form a basis for further analytical studies of SWFs. In addition to its first hand approach, the book addresses concerns about the lack of transparency by offering insights into the functioning and investment strategies of the selected SWFs. Academics and students in international political economy, international finance and international business as well as financiers, business leaders, and policy makers, will find the subject and the approach of this book highly useful.
Manda Shemirani, Old Dominion University, USA
Contents: Preface; Introduction; We know more than we think; How Norway's government pension fund-global conducts foreign policy; How Abu Dhabi investment authority became an entrepreneur; How Singapore's Temasek transformed state's economic management; How Russia exhausted the national wealth fund at an early age; Conclusions; Appendix; Index.
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