• Sovereign wealth funds attract USD37bn in 2016

    Despite a fourth-quarter slowdown in the rate of redemptions, 2016 was still a good year overall for sovereign wealth funds (SWFs), which garnered a total of USD37.8bn from global stock and bond markets. According to data from research firm eVestment, 2016 marked the third year that oil-backed SWFs ended with a net selling even if they have been under pressure due to falling oil prices since mid-2014. However, there was a slowdown in sovereign investors’ redemptions from third-party fund managers in 2016, down from USD45.7bn in 2015. eVestment…

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