DEFINITION of 'Strategic Investment Fund'

The Strategic Investment Fund is a government-owned sovereign wealth fund operated by France. The French government made an initial investment in the fund of $25 billion. According to the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute, the fund had approximately $28 billion in assets under management in 2009.

BREAKING DOWN 'Strategic Investment Fund'

The creation of this fund was announced by French President Nicolas Sarkozy in late 2008. The goal of the fund is to make strategic investments in French firms to prevent them from being bought at discounted prices by foreign investors. The financial crisis depressed the market values of many major French firms. The fund is run jointly by the French government and the state bank Caisse des Depots et Consignations.



RELATED TERMS
  1. Australian Future Fund

    A sovereign wealth fund established by the government of Australia. ...
  2. Revenue Regulation Fund

    The Revenue Regulation Fund is a sovereign wealth fund for the ...
  3. Hong Kong Monetary Authority Investment ...

    A sovereign wealth fund of the Government of the Hong Kong Special ...
  4. Kuwait Investment Authority

    The Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) is a government-owned corporation ...
  5. Government Investment Unit - Indonesia

    A sovereign wealth fund established in Indonesia and managed ...
  6. Government Pension Fund (Norway)

    A fund made up of two separate Norwegian investment funds with ...
Related Articles
  1. Investing

    An Introduction To Sovereign Wealth Funds

    Countries use sovereign wealth funds to stabilize their economies, but these investments can lack transparency.
  2. Investing

    Funds of Funds are Falling out of Favor With Institutional Investors

    Funds of Funds were the middlemen between institutional investors and hedge funds once upon a time. But they seem to be falling out of favor.
  3. Financial Advisor

    5 Characteristics of Strong Mutual Fund Shares

    Discover some of the basic characteristics shared by good mutual funds that investors can use to help them in selecting funds.
  4. Investing

    The 5 Best American Funds

    Discover five of the best-performing mutual funds offered by American Funds, based on the funds' five-year average annualized returns.
  5. Investing

    Mutual Funds: Does Size Really Matter?

    The growth of mutual funds isn't always cause for celebration. Read on to find out why.
  6. Financial Advisor

    Advising FAs: Explaining Mutual Funds to a Client

    More than 80 million people, or half of the households in America, invest in mutual funds. No matter what type of investor you are, there is bound to be a mutual fund that fits your style.
  7. Investing

    The 4 Best American Funds for Growth Investors in 2016

    Discover four excellent growth funds from American Funds, one of the country's premier mutual fund families with a history of consistent returns.
  8. Investing

    Closing Mutual Funds: Investment Protection Or Trap?

    Discover the characteristics of closing funds, the reasons why they close and key factors to consider.
  9. Managing Wealth

    Should Balanced Funds Be Part Of Your Portfolio?

    Find out why you should include balanced funds in your portfolio, including the importance of customizability, diversification and professional management.
RELATED FAQS
  1. Where does a hedge fund get its money?

    Learn how a hedge fund is structured and how the managing partner of the fund goes about the process of finding and soliciting ... Read Answer >>
  2. How do I calculate the loan-to-value ratio using Excel?

    Learn what a mutual fund and a money market fund are, and understand the differences between each and how they serve various ... Read Answer >>
  3. Can mutual funds only hold stocks?

    Learn about which types of mutual funds consist of only stocks, which may include stocks in addition to other assets and ... Read Answer >>
  4. What typically comprises a money market fund?

    Learn about the basic types of money market funds and discover how they are characterized by the types of investments that ... Read Answer >>
Hot Definitions
  1. Cash Flow

    The net amount of cash and cash-equivalents moving into and out of a business. Positive cash flow indicates that a company's ...
  2. PLUS Loan

    A low-cost student loan offered to parents of students currently enrolled in post-secondary education. With a PLUS Loan, ...
  3. Graduate Record Examination - GRE

    A standardized exam used to measure one's aptitude for abstract thinking in the areas of analytical writing, mathematics ...
  4. Graduate Management Admission Test - GMAT

    A standardized test intended to measure a test taker's aptitude in mathematics and the English language. The GMAT is most ...
  5. Magna Cum Laude

    An academic level of distinction used by educational institutions to signify an academic degree which was received "with ...
  6. Cover Letter

    A written document submitted with a job application explaining the applicant's credentials and interest in the open position. ...
Trading Center