The term “sovereign wealth fund” has only been in existence since 2005. In the 14 years since, their number has gone through the ceiling and their total assets have quadrupled. In short, there’s a lot to keep track of. Given some SWFs’ penchants for secrecy, that’s not always an easy task—here’s where to start.
- For detailed backgrounders on the subject, check out Sovereign Wealth Funds: Legitimacy, Governance, and Global Power by Gordon Clark, Adam Dixon, and Ashby Monk, and Sovereign Wealth Funds: The New Intersection of Money and Politics by Christopher Balding.
- Citizens’ Wealth: Why (and How) Sovereign Funds Should be Managed by the People for the People by Angela Cummine is a lively mixture of analysis and policy prescription on SWFs and their potential use in creating stronger and fairer societies.
- The New Frontiers of Sovereign Investment covers the history and future potential of SWFs, with a series of chapters by academics and people in the field.