Sovereign Funds Are Undertaking More Direct Investment, FT Says

Sovereign wealth funds have responded to the financial crisis by making more direct investments, rather than channelling funds through third-party asset managers, the Financial Times reported, citing a study to be published today by Monitor, a U.K. consulting company.

Investments now tend to be smaller than before 2008, when they were rarely less than $100 million, according to Victoria Barbary, an analyst at Monitor, the newspaper said.

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