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Major private and sovereign investment funds, 2018

Sources: Sovereign Wealth Fund Rankings , ; Top Asset Management Firms,


The largest investment funds are all private and North-American or European. These financial actors (bank, investments, asset management, insurance, etc.) “weigh” several thousand billion dollars in assets. When these are in the hands of states, they are sovereign wealth funds, usually supported by high trade surpluses (China) or linked to oil (Norway, UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia).


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