Sovereign wealth funds continue to capture attention as a result of their ever growing assets under management (AUM) and corresponding infl uence on global fi nancial markets. Today, the total assets of sovereign wealth funds top $6.51tn, more than double the capital these entities represented in 2008, the year Preqin launched its fi rst Sovereign Wealth Fund Review.
The Preqin Sovereign Wealth Funds League Table shows that Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global is still the largest sovereign wealth fund in the world, with $835bn in AUM, an increase from $818bn last year. Since the publication of the previous Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review in April 2015, the assets of sovereign wealth funds collectively have grown by approximately $200bn, despite the decline in commodity and oil prices and the global volatility seen over the past year, which caused some funds to lose assets.
Source : Preqin