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Sovereign Wealth Funds and Transparency

September 15, 2008

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As the graph above indicates, there is a clear correlation between ‘democracy’ and ‘sovereign fund transparency’. However, the composition of countries with sovereign funds is shifting toward large, poor, and often autocratic countries whose interests are less aligned with the U.S. The articles below discuss how policymakers can act to address the transparency and security concerns raised by the growth of sovereign wealth funds.

Setser: SWF Testimony

Truman: A Blueprint for SWF Best Practices

IMF: Sovereign Wealth Funds—A Work Agenda

Kimmitt: Public Footprints in Private Markets

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