Global Investing

Norwegians piling into Korean bonds

August 14, 2012

One of the stories of this year has been the stupendous rally on emerging local currency debt, fuelled in part by inflows from institutional investors tired of their zero or negative-return investments in Western debt.  Norway’s sovereign wealth fund said last week for instance that it was dumping some European bonds and spending more of its $600 billion war chest in emerging markets.

Sustainable investing and SWFs

September 22, 2009

Government-owned institutions are becoming big drivers of sustainable investing — or buying firms which are socially and environmentally responsible, or sectors which tackle climate change or resource scarcity.

Water investments

August 21, 2009

A growing number of Investors, including state-owned funds, are looking to invest in water to benefit from efforts to tackle climate change.