How Big is the Wealth of Arab Sovereign Funds?

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The sovereign fund of the “Kuwait Investment Authority” ranked first among Arab sovereign funds, and third globally, followed by the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, and then the Saudi Public Investment Fund in third place in the Arab world, according to data from the Institute SWFI, which monitors the evolution of the assets of sovereign funds around the world.

A sovereign wealth fund is a state-owned investment fund consisting of government-generated money, often derived from surplus state reserves, whereby sovereign funds provide a benefit to the country’s economy and its citizens.

The Norwegian Government Pension Fund is the largest of any sovereign wealth fund in the world. According to data from the SWF Institute, the fund contained more than $1.3 trillion. Most of the assets are tied up in stocks, bonds and real estate. Not far from the proportions of the Government Pension Fund is the China Investment Cooperation fund. It manages a similarly large amount of assets of just above $1.1 trillion.

In the infographic above, we show you a look at the 10 largest sovereign wealth funds in the world by total asset.

Source: CNN, SWFI

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