Setting Up a Sovereign Wealth Fund: Some Policy and Operational Considerations

22 Pages Posted: 17 Sep 2009

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Udaibir Das

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Yinqiu Lu

International Monetary Fund

Christian Mulder

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Policy Development and Review Department

Amadou Nicolas Racine Sy

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - International Capital Markets Department; Brookings Institution

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Date Written: August 2009

Abstract

This paper offers a policy and operational "roadmap" to policymakers considering setting up an SWF. It should also be of interest to policymakers in countries where SWFs are already in place, to review their existing policies and operations. Finally, it offers an opportunity to identify areas where research in macroeconomics and finance should give further answers as to the adequacy of existing practice related to the setting up and management of SWFs, an area where practical considerations often lead theoretical research. For instance, policymakers should optimally consider both their sovereign assets and liabilities together with their macroeconomic objectives, when setting up an SWF.

Keywords: Financial assets, Fiscal management, Fiscal policy, Fiscal stability, Investment, Investment policy, Public investment, Public sector savings, Reserves, Reserves adequacy, Sovereign wealth funds, Stabilization funds

Suggested Citation

Das, Udaibir and Lu, Yinqiu and Mulder, Christian and Sy, Amadou Nicolas Racine, Setting Up a Sovereign Wealth Fund: Some Policy and Operational Considerations (August 2009). IMF Working Paper No. 09/179, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1474587

Udaibir Das

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Yinqiu Lu

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Christian Mulder

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Policy Development and Review Department ( email )

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Amadou Nicolas Racine Sy

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