Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute, Claremont Graduate University, and Akin Gump Partner to Launch Inaugural Sovereign Investor Leadership Conference

Posted on 12/22/2022

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Claremont Graduate University (CGU), Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI), the world’s most popular and trusted source on institutional investors and global capital, and Akin Gump, an AmLaw 50 firm and lead counsel to some of the world’s premier investors, will host the inaugural Sovereign Investor Leadership Conference themed “SILC at Claremont” on March 12-16, 2023.

“For more than a decade, SWFI has been renowned for C-suite institutional investor conferences and as a thought leader in investment themes and geopolitical trends,” said SWFI Chairman of the Board Lakshmi Narayanan. “SILC at Claremont builds on this legacy through our catalytic partnership with CGU, one of the leading institutions in graduate education and Akin Gump, an elite firm with a decades-long track record of success in reimagining classic models in global financial markets, on an event we are incredibly excited for.”

The first-of-its-kind event will gather current and future leaders of global asset owners, including sovereign wealth funds, pensions, public funds and other investors to discuss cutting edge investment themes and geopolitical trends, while also providing an educational platform—led by top academia—to invest in the leadership, culture and values of these important institutions.

“We are thrilled to partner with SWFI and CGU to bring this event to life and illuminate mission-critical topics for legal, business, and investment professionals,” said Prakash Mehta, Partner at Akin Gump. “In the face of geopolitical upheaval and seismic shifts in monetary and fiscal policy, giving investors and their professionals the tools to navigate the paradigm shift toward creative capital is more important than ever. As Peter Drucker—whose intellectual leadership serves as the inspiration for SILC—said, ‘the best way to predict the future is to create it.’”

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About Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute

The Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute is a global organization designed to study sovereign wealth funds, public pensions, central banks, and other long-term public investors in the areas of investing, asset allocation, risk, governance, economics, policy, trade, and other relevant issues. We provide specialized services such as research and consulting to various corporations, funds, and governments. The Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute delivers information and insights on current issues and trends related to sovereign wealth. Our flagship publication, The Sovereign Wealth Quarterly, is the premier publication on public sector asset ownership and management globally. In addition, the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute facilitates sovereign fund events around the world. For more information, please visit:

About Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Our investment management practice has built one of the world’s premier multidisciplinary practices focused on worldwide institutional investors. We advise some of the largest and most active investors, including sovereign wealth funds, funds of funds, university endowments, public pension plans and charitable organizations in connection with their investments into private investment funds across all asset strategies. Our worldwide resources and established international network of relationship firms give us the capacity to address crucial factors such as the fund’s geographic focus, the fund’s target sector and the fund sponsor’s activity in the industry. Complementing our investor-side practice is a team of lawyers focused on the growing secondary fund transaction market.

About Claremont Graduate University

Founded in 1925, CGU is an independent institution devoted entirely to graduate study. At CGU, students are encouraged to pursue academic research agendas both within and across traditional curricular boundaries. As a member of The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of seven independent institutions, CGU offers a greater breadth of faculty and campus resources than is typical of a university with 2,200 students. Claremont Graduate University is classified by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education as R2: Doctoral Research University, Higher Research Activity.

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