Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI)
The Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI) is a global organization that focuses on public investors, including sovereign wealth funds, pensions, superannuation funds, central bank reserves, endowments and more.
We provide specialized services such as research and consulting to various corporations, funds and governments. Our flagship publication, the Sovereign Wealth Quarterly, is the premier publication on public sector asset ownership and management globally. Through our work, we have molded the public investor market and have defined concepts and terms like the Linaburg-Maduell Transparency Index (LMTI) and Sovereign Wealth Enterprise (SWE), and are regularly featured in business news publications such as Bloomberg, Reuters, and the Wall Street Journal.
Michael Maduell, President and founder of SWFI, is a sought after speaker and consultant who works with sovereign funds, pensions, and other long-term investors, and has made appearances on CNBC, BNN, CNN, and a number of different institutional investor-focused conferences. He is also a contributor to the Follow the Money Show podcast.
In addition, SWFI facilitates sovereign fund, pension, endowment and central bank events around the world. Our premier event, the Institute Fund Summit, is an information-driven, marketing-free forum where delegates share insights, engage in forward looking discussions, and learn relevant, timely market intelligence.
This is an exclusive event for institutional investors, government officials, and high-level investment executives who want to interact and build relationships. Nearly 95% of attendees at our events are decision-makers in their firms. Significant emphasis is placed on peer to peer interactions, with sufficient networking time built into each engagement. No media or press is allowed.
Attendees at our VIP forum have the opportunity to hear from dynamic and engaging speakers from the global institutional investor community on the opportunities and challenges facing asset owners. Speakers are curated by our Event Advisory Board, which provides counsel on the planning and organization of events as well as the formation of strategic partners. Past speakers at our Summit series include:
• Thomas Fearnley, Director of Investments, Ministry of Finance, Norway
• Eila Kreivi, Director, Head of Capital Markets Development, European investment Bank
• Andreas Dombret, Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Bundesbank
• H.E. Ahmad Al-Sayed, Former CEO, Qatar Investment Authority; Founder and CEO, Sharq Capital Investment LLC