Imogen T. Liu and Adam Dixon have published a new article titled ‘Legitimating state capital: the global financial professions and the transnationalisation of Chinese sovereign wealth‘ in the journal Development and Change. The article theorises the role of the global financial professions – investment banking, corporate law, accountancy, management consulting among other advisory services – in the transnational expansion of Chinese state-owned capital. The article is a part of a special issue, ‘The wind from the east: China and the economic future of Europe‘ that explores from diverse perspectives China’s economic presence in Europe. 

Policy paper for the IFSWF

Adam D. Dixon and Imogen T. Liu discuss the future of best practice for sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) as one of three official partners of the 2019 Annual Review of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF).

Adam and Imogen were invited to contribute a policy piece for the IFSWF Annual Review, which details the key trends and future directions of SWF practice each year. Titled “The Santiago Principles 2.0: Advancing the Agenda”, the article is a critical assessment of the Santiago Principles, designed to promote good governance, accountability, transparency and investment practices, and that is the cornerstone of the IFSWF.

Maastricht University has been recognised as an official partner of the 2019 Annual Review, together with PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Sovereign Investment Lab at Bocconi University.

Read the full article here.