Georgetown Journal of International Law

Founded in 1968, the Georgetown Journal of International Law, formerly Law and Policy in International Business, is a professional journal published quarterly by the Georgetown University Law Center. Articles are geared toward lawyers and international businesspeople and topics include Law, International Business and Economics and International Affairs.

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 4, Summer

A Reversal of Neo-Colonialism: The Pitfalls and Prospects of Sovereign Wealth Funds
I. THE RESURGENCE OF NATIONAL INTERESTS 8c POLITICISATION OF SOVOEREIGN WEALTH FUNDS (1) (SWFS) The U.S. financial crisis triggered unprecedented foreign sovereign wealth investments in Western countries or developed countries. (2) Eastern countries...
Foreword
Controlling vast pools of capital and investing globally, sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) often operate without full regulatory supervision and with objectives other than maximizing return on investment. These powerful funds raise legal, economic, and...
Sovereign Wealth Fund Investment in the Shadow of Regulation and Politics
INTRODUCTION Intense national security and political discussions have surrounded major Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) transactions in the past two years. Federal regulations, and particularly the review process of the Committee on Foreign Investment...
Sovereign Wealth Funds as Emerging Financial Superpowers: How U.S. Regulators Should Respond
INTRODUCTION Sovereign wealth funds ("SWFs") are the new masters of the global financial order. Owned by foreign governments (1) and armed with an estimated U.S. $3 trillion in assets, (2) SWF financial power already dwarfs that of hedge funds....
Sovereign Wealth Funds: Furthering Development or Impeding It?
OVERVIEW While sovereign wealth funds have existed since the 1950s, their significance and importance in economic, political and policy terms have increased exponentially in the past decade or so. Generally speaking, a Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF)...
Sovereign Wealth Funds: To Be or Not to Be Is Not the Question; Which One to Choose, Is
For the last few years, Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) (1) have been a topic of particular interest among policy makers, academics, and economists. So far, the discussion has mainly focused on the existing and potential impacts the SWFs have on countries...
The Human Rights Potential of Sovereign Wealth Funds
When World Bank president Robert Zoellick called for sovereign wealth funds to invest one percent of their capital in Africa, (1) he was expressing what has become the conventional wisdom in two distinct ways. First, many scholars and policymakers...
The Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund: Between Private and Public
I want to thank the organizers of this conference for the invitation to join this group of exceptional experts who have been working on a wide variety of issues relating to sovereign investing in the form of sovereign wealth funds. My task today is...