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Sovereign Wealth Fund Investment in the Global Healthcare Industry

By on May 27, 2021

Sovereign Wealth Funds are state owned entities that are used as an investment vehicle by a state, and where the original investment funds are usually derived from state generated sources. SWFs in turn make investments into a variety of real and financial assets such as stocks, bonds, real estate, commodities, private equity, and other trading arrangements. They invest both in their domestic markets and also increasingly on a global basis, and are important funding and investment sources alongside traditional investors.

SWF: Aims And Objectives

It is important to understand that SWFs have additional aims and objectives, and different characteristics, when compared with other investors. These manifest themselves in the way SWFs formulate and adopt their risk policies (including appetites and tolerances), the manner of their investment, their liquidity requirements, the length of their investment timelines and how they organise other priorities.

Occasionally, these priorities can include environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) aims. In particular, an SWF may look at the societal benefits of an investment and not just the obvious economic or financial benefits.

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Hamid YunisHamid Yunis
Hamid Yunis advises clients on complex areas of transactional law (M&A, Investments, Private Equity, Major Projects and Corporate Finance) predominantly within the health industry and on infrastructure transactions. He has substantial global experience in innovative structures for complex joint ventures, public-private partnerships and funding arrangements. Hamid’s global client base includes health care providers, medical products manufacturers and organizations establishing “medical cities”, along with non-health clients where he advises on infrastructure projects and major projects. Hamid also has a particular interest in advising Sovereign Wealth Funds on their investments and other transactions.

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