Taming Leviathan: Foreign Investment, Political Risk and a Regulatory Framework for Sovereign Wealth Funds

27 Pages Posted: 5 Jul 2011

See all articles by Victoria Clare Barbary

Victoria Clare Barbary

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Bernardo Bortolotti

Bocconi University; University of Turin

Date Written: July 1, 2011

Abstract

Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) are key actors in the global financial landscape of the twenty-first century. According to the OECD, at the peak of the global financial crisis, government driven international M&A reached US$120 billion, or 20% of the total international M&A. This dropped significantly in 2010 to US$70 billion, or 10% of the total, but still well above the average of 3% between 2000 and 2007. The bulk of this government‐driven international investment originated either in China or SWFs in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) and Asia.

Suggested Citation

Barbary, Victoria Clare and Bortolotti, Bernardo, Taming Leviathan: Foreign Investment, Political Risk and a Regulatory Framework for Sovereign Wealth Funds (July 1, 2011). Paolo Baffi Centre Research Paper No. 2011-93, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1878373 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1878373

Victoria Clare Barbary

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Bernardo Bortolotti (Contact Author)

Bocconi University ( email )

Via Sarfatti 25
Milan, MI 20136
Italy

University of Turin

Via Po 53
Torino, Turin - Piedmont 10100
Italy

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Downloads
238
Abstract Views
1,323
rank
156,890
PlumX Metrics