SHS Web of Conf.
Volume 92, 2021The 20th International Scientific Conference Globalization and its Socio-Economic Consequences 2020
|Number of page(s)||11|
|Section||Financial Management and Financial Markets|
|Published online||13 January 2021|
The Importance and Perspectives of Sovereign Wealth Funds in the Globalised Economy
University of Pardubice, Faculty of Economics and Administration, Institute of Economic Sciences, Studentská 95, 532 10 Pardubice, the Czech Republic
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Research background: The ever-increasing degree of globalization is reflected, among other things, in the establishment of relatively new institutional investors - sovereign wealth funds. Until the financial crisis in 2008, these funds were considered by many developed countries to be a potential threat to national security. However, this changed when they invested large sums in bankrupt companies and banks during the crisis. However, fears of their influence remain.
Purpose of the article: The paper aims to assess the importance and perspectives of sovereign wealth funds in the world economy. In this paper, we start with the definition of sovereign wealth funds and distinguish them from other state asset managers. We also focus on assessing their importance within the global investor portfolio and their impact on global economic development.
Methods: We used an analysis of available financial and economic data related to their activities and comparison with selected asset managers.
Findings & Value added: We discuss their specific investment strategies and their transparency, which affect their credibility. Within the evaluation, the positive benefits outweigh the risks of sovereign wealth funds. However, we should always assess in the context of a specific sovereign wealth fund. The importance of sovereign wealth funds and their impact will continue to grow, even though their relative share of the global financial market is not very high. Thanks to their long-term investments, they contribute to greater stability of the financial markets of the given countries.
Key words: Sovereign Wealth Funds / Financial Markets / Investment / Foreign Exchange Reserves
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