The Brave New World of Sovereign Wealth Funds On: 06/17/2010 Views: 6
Sovereign wealth funds, the large investment funds supported by governments, are mostly a positive economic force that can provide a shot in the arm to the companies -- and countries -- they invest in. They are also a stabilizing force for the nation where the investment originates. Those are some of the main takeaways from a new Wharton study, "The Brave New World of Sovereign Wealth Funds." In this interview with Knowledge@Wharton, Wharton management professor Mauro F. Guillén, who helped to oversee the research, and two Wharton MBA candidates present some of their key findings.