Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 03/2010

Are SWFs Welcome Now?

Veljko Fotak, William Megginson

July 2009

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment


This perspective documents the change in attitudes of Western governments to foreign direct investment from sovereign wealth funds. The authors propose an analysis of sovereign wealth fund investments and their impact on target firms in order for recipient governments to formulate the proper regulatory response to sovereign direct investment.