Research - AUGUST 31, 2020

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10 largest sovereign wealth funds control $5.7t based in Asia

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Data presented by Buy Shares indicates the 10 largest Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWF) control assets worth  $5.7 trillion. The assets’ value was recorded as of July 2020.

Asia dominates the global SWF scene

The Norway Government Pension Fund Global accounts for the largest share, at $1.18 trillion or 20.81 percent. China’s National Council for Social Security Fund has the least assets, worth $325 billion.

Furthermore, China dominates the list with three SWFs totaling approximately $1.68 trillion, or 28.07 percent of the top 10 SWFs globally. The Buy Shares research also overviewed the distribution of the largest SWFs globally. In total there are 89 notable SWFs.

Asia accounts for the largest share, with 19 funds representing 21.34 percent of the global tally, while the Latin America region accounts for the least share of SWF at 9.

With most economies plunging due to the coronavirus pandemic, SWFs will have a key role to

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