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Are Sovereign Wealth Funds Politically Biased? A Comparison with other Institutional Investors

Institutional Investors in Global Capital Markets

ISBN: 978-1-78052-242-5, eISBN: 978-1-78052-243-2

ISSN: 1569-3767

Publication date: 27 September 2011

Abstract

Originality/value of the chapter – The chapter is an original contribution providing a firm-level analysis of equity holdings for two groups of institutional investors. Moreover, it emphasizes the political dimension of institutional investments, highlighting the priorities and constraints of public investors participating in financial markets. The chapter suggests that SWFs do not discriminate by the political regime of the recipient country in their asset allocation.

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Avendaño, R. and Santiso, J. (2011), "Are Sovereign Wealth Funds Politically Biased? A Comparison with other Institutional Investors", Boubakri, N. and Cosset, J.-C. (Ed.) Institutional Investors in Global Capital Markets (International Finance Review, Vol. 12), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 313-353. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1569-3767(2011)0000012015

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