The Opportunity and Risk of Sovereign Wealth Funds
London, UK - 18th January 2008, 23:17 GMT
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. What are the implications of sovereign wealth funds acquiring
substantial portions of large Western financial institutions?
. As the big financial institutions get hit hard by the global credit crunch
and exposure to the sub-prime crisis quarter-in quarter-out, what happens
. Is this a win-win or the start of the shift of geo-political and economic
power away from the "West" towards Asia via "Mergers and Acquisitions"
. How long before some large Western financial institutions fall completely
into the hands of sovereign wealth funds and their associated governments?
. What are the regulatory implications of such a development?
. Are central banks going to intervene at some stage to define boundary conditions
for such activity?
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