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See the Keynotes – Institute Fund Summit Asia 2012



October 21-23, 2012, Singapore (Sentosa Island)

The Premier Global Summit for Sovereign Wealth Funds, Central Banks, and other Long-Term Public Investors

5 continents are represented by our current delegates. Learn, network, and participate in an interactive forum.

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, government officials, 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.


  • John Powers, President and Chief Executive Officer, Stanford Management Company (Stanford University)
  • José Filomeno de Sousa dos Santos, Representing Angola’s future sovereign wealth fund
  • Daniel Hume, Partner, Kirby McInerney LLP
  • Fabio Scacciavillani, Chief Economist, Oman Investment Fund
  • Jacques Demers, President and Chief Executive Officer, OMERS Strategic Investments
  • Otto Heinz, Deputy Head of the Financial Law Division, European Central Bank
Delegate by Region Breakout Pct.
Asia 37.7%
EMEA 29.5%
America, Australia, and Other 32.8%

Date: August 26, 2012

Org Type Breakout Pct.
Sovereign Wealth Funds 33%
Public Pensions 10%
Other Government* 14%
Asset Management 35%
Consulting and Others 8%

*Includes Central Banks and Ministries of Finance / Date: August 3, 2012

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Non-Sovereign Attendee | Sovereign Attendee & Public Investors

Institute Fund Summit 2012 is a private event. No press is allowed.

Panelists include: View Agenda

  • Andrew Smith, Chief Investment Officer – Client Solutions Group, Northern Trust Asset Management
  • Sean Glodek, Director, Russian Direct Investment Fund
  • Bastian Wolff, Senior Vice President, Private Real Estate, Partners Group
  • Mark Weisdorf, CEO & Managing Director – Global Real Assets, JP Morgan Asset Management
  • Francis Kwok, Senior Managing Director – Infrastructure, Macquarie
  • Felicity Gates, Global Co-Head and Partner, Citi Infrastructure Investors
  • Gary Gabriel, Managing Director, Wilshire Associates
  • Wang Piau-Voon, Partner, Adams Street Partners
  • Raymond Yang, Co-Founder, WestSummit Capital
  • Edward Jung, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Intellectual Ventures
  • Véronique Ormezzano, Managing Director, Head of Sovereigns, Supras and Central Banks, BNP Paribas
  • Dominic J. Auld, Of Counsel, Labaton Sucharow LLP
  • & more

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Sovereign attendees and public investors 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, public pension fund, or governmental pension fund.

Oman SGRF Contemplates $1 Billion Infrastructure Fund



Oman’s State General Reserve Fund (SGRF) is in discussions on forming a US$ 1 billion infrastructure fund. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Norway’s GPFG Banned from Investing in 9 Companies Over Nuclear Weapons



The recent false alarm caused by a state employee in Hawaii (who was not terminated and reassigned to a new position), triggering the Emergency Alert System message at 8:07 a.m. caused pandemonium in the state. After decades of failure in diplomacy between the United States and North Korea, the threat of a nuclear missile attack has grown since. The states of Alaska and Hawaii are the closest states to North Korea.

Besides the recent news in the world of nuclear missiles, Norges Bank oversees the management of the country’s sovereign wealth fund. The central bank has moved to ban nine companies from the Government Pension Fund Global. In addition, one company has been placed under observation. The Executive Board of Norges Bank’s decisions on exclusion were made on the basis of recommendations from the Council on Ethics. However, before moving to exclude a company, the central bank may consider other options, such as the exercise of ownership rights. In these instances of companies, the board determined that it was appropriate to use other measures in these cases.

The Council on Ethics’ recommendations to exclude:
Risk of severe environmental damage and serious or systematic violations of human rights
Evergreen Marine Corporation (Taiwan) Ltd
Korea Line Corporation
Precious Shipping PCL
Thoresen Thai Agencies PCL

Unacceptable risk of serious or systematic violations of human rights
Atal SA

Over involvement in the production of nuclear weapons
BAE Systems
Fluor Corporation
Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc
Honeywell International Inc (already previously excluded)

Placed Under Observation
Pan Ocean Co. Ltd

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Sistema to Pledge Assets to Help Fund Settlement



The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) is helping a settlement situation between two Russian economic powerhouses. In January 2018, Sistema, under a settlement, is mandated to pay Bashneft oil company, which is owned by energy behemoth Rosneft, 100 billion roubles (US$ 1.8 billion) by March 30, 2018.

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