Project: International Economics Department

Paola Subacchi

This paper "Asian SWFs in Europe: Much Ado about Nothing?" was prepared for the Tokyo Club Foundation for Global Studies conference 'Thrust and Parry in the Global Game: Emerging Asian Corporate Giants and the World Economy' held on 13-14 November 2007.

The paper looks at the size, scope and objectives of some of the world's largest Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs). It assesses the likely investment strategies of Asian SWFs in particular and identifies the possible targets for acquisitions in Europe.