Category: Sovereign wealth funds

Visualizing The World’s Largest Sovereign Wealth Funds


This post is by Marcus Lu from Visual Capitalist


Largest Sovereign wealth funds

Visualized: The World’s Largest Sovereign Wealth Funds

Did you know that some of the world’s largest investment funds are owned by national governments?

Known as sovereign wealth funds (SWF), these vehicles are often established with seed money that is generated by government-owned industries. If managed responsibly and given a long enough timeframe, an SWF can accumulate an enormous amount of assets.

In this infographic, we’ve detailed the world’s 10 largest SWFs, along with the largest mutual fund and ETF for context.

The Big Picture

Data collected from SWFI in October 2021 ranks Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global (also known as the Norwegian Oil Fund) as the world’s largest SWF.

The world’s 10 largest sovereign wealth funds (with fund size benchmarks) are listed below:

CountryFund NameFund TypeAssets Under Management (AUM) 
?? Norway Government Pension Fund GlobalSWF$1.3 trillion
?? U.S.Vanguard Total Stock Market Index FundMutual fund$1.3 trillion
?? ChinaChina Investment CorporationSWF$1.2 trillion
?? Kuwait Kuwait Investment AuthoritySWF$693 billion
?? United Arab EmiratesAbu Dhabi Investment AuthoritySWF$649 billion
?? Hong Kong SARHong Kong Monetary Authority Investment PortfolioSWF$581 billion
?? SingaporeGovernment of Singapore Investment CorporationSWF$545 billion
?? SingaporeTemasekSWF$484 billion
?? ChinaNational Council for Social Security FundSWF$447 billion
?? Saudi ArabiaPublic Investment Fund of Saudi ArabiaSWF$430 billion
?? U.S.State Street SPDR S&P 500 ETF TrustETF$391 billion
?? United Arab EmiratesInvestment Corporation of DubaiSWF$302 billion 

SWF AUM gathered on 10/08/2021. VTSAX (Read more...)

Visualizing The World’s Largest Sovereign Wealth Funds


This post is by Marcus Lu from Visual Capitalist


Largest Sovereign wealth funds

Visualized: The World’s Largest Sovereign Wealth Funds

Did you know that some of the world’s largest investment funds are owned by national governments?

Known as sovereign wealth funds (SWF), these vehicles are often established with seed money that is generated by government-owned industries. If managed responsibly and given a long enough timeframe, an SWF can accumulate an enormous amount of assets.

In this infographic, we’ve detailed the world’s 10 largest SWFs, along with the largest mutual fund and ETF for context.

The Big Picture

Data collected from SWFI in October 2021 ranks Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global (also known as the Norwegian Oil Fund) as the world’s largest SWF.

The world’s 10 largest sovereign wealth funds (with fund size benchmarks) are listed below:

CountryFund NameFund TypeAssets Under Management (AUM) 
?? Norway Government Pension Fund GlobalSWF$1.3 trillion
?? U.S.Vanguard Total Stock Market Index FundMutual fund$1.3 trillion
?? ChinaChina Investment CorporationSWF$1.2 trillion
?? Kuwait Kuwait Investment AuthoritySWF$693 billion
?? United Arab EmiratesAbu Dhabi Investment AuthoritySWF$649 billion
?? Hong Kong SARHong Kong Monetary Authority Investment PortfolioSWF$581 billion
?? SingaporeGovernment of Singapore Investment CorporationSWF$545 billion
?? SingaporeTemasekSWF$484 billion
?? ChinaNational Council for Social Security FundSWF$447 billion
?? Saudi ArabiaPublic Investment Fund of Saudi ArabiaSWF$430 billion
?? U.S.State Street SPDR S&P 500 ETF TrustETF$391 billion
?? United Arab EmiratesInvestment Corporation of DubaiSWF$302 billion 

SWF AUM gathered on 10/08/2021. VTSAX (Read more...)