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SWF Forum Europe 2011 – Be Part of the Dialogue

Sovereign Wealth Fund Forum Europe 2011

October 23-25, 2011, Montreux, Switzerland

Sovereign wealth funds are $4.7 trillion in assets. Now more than ever it is paramount to be part of the dialogue. S&P has downgraded the United States, Europe is facing sovereign debt issues, and Asia and other emerging economic regions are trying to contain inflation. Attend our exclusive event and receive fresh insight through various leaders and experts in the field. Our interactive forum provides for real discussions, with no product marketing and powerpoints.

The SWF Forum will be held in late October in Switzerland. The Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute has created the SWF Forum for Sovereign Wealth Funds, State Investment Corporations, Sovereign Wealth Enterprises, State Owned Enterprises, Central Banks, Government Funds, and Governmental Pension Funds to meet and discuss relevant topics in the Sovereign Wealth Space.

We propose an information-driven, marketing-free forum where attendees share insights, engage in forward-looking discussions and learn relevant, timely market intelligence. This is an exclusive event for institutional investors and C-Level Investment Executives who want to interact and build relationships. Discussions and presentations are purely educational. Significant emphasis is placed on peer to peer interactions, with sufficient networking time built into each engagement.

Participating Panelist Organizations include: European Financial Stability Facility, Queensland Investment Corporation, Royal Bank of Scotland, BNP Paribas, Cushman Wakefield (Russia), Deloitte, & Many More

We have sovereign funds, central banks, and other governmental investors appearing from over five continents.

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The SWF Forum is a private event. No press is allowed.

Where:
Fairmont Le Montreux Palace
Grand Rue 100
Montreux
Switzerland
CH-1820

Sovereign attendees are not required to pay a registration fee to attend this event. The Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute has full discretion on who qualifies as a sovereign attendee. In general, sovereign attendees must be employed by a sovereign wealth fund, central bank, ministry of finance, state investment corporation, sovereign wealth enterprise, or governmental pension fund.

Asian Sovereign Funds Not Slowing Down on Tech Investing

According to data from SWFI’s Sovereign Wealth Fund Transaction Database, Asian sovereign funds invested US$ 6.05 billion directly into companies and assets in the information technology sector from Jan 2017 to November 22, 2017. In a comparable time frame from Jan 2016 to November 22, 2016, this same group of Asian sovereign funds directly invested US$ 5.02 billion in the sector. These are direct investments, not fund commitments or manager allocations.

Asian sovereign funds such as GIC Private Limited, Temasek Holdings and the Korea Investment Corporation (KIC) have demonstrated bullish signals to the technology community over other sectors. GIC and Temasek have also been major investors in the private side of deals, funding a wide range of tech startups, while providing financial firepower in buyout transactions.

Some notable direct tech investments in 2017 by sovereign funds include Meituan-Dianping, SoundCloud, Nets A/S, Visma AS, Turn, Inc. and Vantiv.

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Future Fund Makes a Guardian Out of Former J.P. Morgan ANZ Chair

The Australian government has appointed Robert Priestley – current non-executive chair of J.P Morgan for Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) and a non-executive director of ASX – to serve on the Future Fund Board of Guardians for a five-year term from November 7, 2017. Priestley replaces former Morgan Stanley Australia chief executive Steven J. Harker.

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Associated British Ports Reboots Property Development Arm to Capitalize on Land Bank

Associated British Ports (ABP) – operator of 21 major ports throughout the United Kingdom – has announced a reboot of its ABP Property division, complete with a new team of specialists in commercial development and logistics led by Huw Turner, in order to identify and develop strategically significant locations in its 2,372 acre land bank.

ABP is owned in large part by a consortium of pensions and sovereign funds, including the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) at 33.88% ownership, OMERS at 30%, Singapore’s GIC Ventures Pte Ltd at 20.00% ownership, and the Kuwait Investment Authority at 10.00% ownership. Large institutional investors such as sovereign funds, pensions, and endowments have slowly increased allocation towards infrastructure over the past six years as an alternative to equities and bonds, according to asset allocation data from SWFI.

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