Sovereign Wealth Funds as Tools of National Strategy: Singapore’s Approach

Year: 2020

Historically, our Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) have protected Singapore’s security and stability by allowing the State to spend highly on defense, social programmes and intervention, as necessary, during past financial crises. As Singapore falls into recession amid the Covid-19 pandemic, with a record contraction of 13.2 percent and a drop in total exports and imports, we can once again look to our SWFs to buoy us through.

 

The Future-Moves Group offers a case study, dated 2013, on Singapore’s historic experience with Sovereign Wealth Funds and how the state has wielded them to ensure domestic stability in a crisis.

August 2020

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