Mumtalakat Diversifies And Keeps Long-Term View

Mumtalakat is continuing its diversification strategy. What has traditionally been a holding company and strategic investor for the Kingdom of Bahrain since its establishment in 2006, Mumtalakat seems to be moving more towards the profile of a traditional portfolio investor….

Admin: Five Hundred! And Counting?

I noticed earlier this week that the post counter in my blog publishing software was ticking towards a rather important milestone: …497, 498, 499… and, with this post, I’ve officially attained it: 500. And so I have a question: Do…

A Syrian Sovereign Fund?

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad announced yesterday that he will establish a new sovereign wealth fund called the “National Investment Fund”. The objective of the new fund will, apparently, be to support and stabilize the Syrian financial markets through a “long-term…

When Sovereign Funds Dont Work

I’ve been saying this for years now: when it comes to resource rich countries using sovereign wealth funds to successfully manage resource revenues and overcome the resource curse, strong institutions and good governance are indispensable. In short, governments should not…

Deep Thoughts by Michael Nobrega

Michael Nobrega is an interesting personage within the pension community. He’s been the CEO of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System since 2007. And, prior to that, he was the President, CEO (and one might say Founder) of OMERS wholly-owned…

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