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Marmore MENA Intelligence and the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI) Announce Knowledge Partnership

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Marmore will be SWFI’s Knowledge Partner in the Middle East, providing insights and intelligence on the regional markets. Selected Marmore reports will also be showcased on the SWFI’s website and accessible to a wide range of the Institute’s subscribers.

Kuwait/ USA; SEATTLE : Marmore Mena Intelligence, a subsidiary of Kuwait Financial Centre ‘Markaz’ and a research house focused on conducting Mena-specific business, economic and capital market research, has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the US-Based Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI).

The MoU will make Marmore Mena Intelligence the “Knowledge Partner” of SWFI in the Middle East, and will enable it to share insights and intelligence on the region’s financial markets, policy, economic, corporate, and banking sectors to the SWFI. The partnership will also enable SWFI’s subscribers to access local Middle East market data through Marmore Mena Intelligence’s database. Under the terms of the deal, SWFI will also publish select reports of Marmore Mena Intelligence on its website.

SWFI is a global organization designed to study sovereign wealth funds, pensions, endowments, superannuation funds, family offices, central banks and other long-term institutional investors in the areas of investing, asset allocation, risk, governance, economics, policy, trade and other relevant issues. SWFI facilitates sovereign fund, pension, endowment, superannuation fund and central bank events around the world.

Commenting on the prestigious partnership, M. R. Raghu, Managing Director of Marmore Mena Intelligence, said, “We are delighted to be joining forces with the SWFI to accelerate Marmore Mena Intelligence’s market-leading research in understanding the Middle East region, and showcase our cutting-edge research products to the wider set of readers around the world”,

Michael Maduell, President, SWFI, said, “This collaboration creates an innovative new knowledge platform for the benefit of SWFI’s global institutional clients. There is a synergy between our two brands that will result in a profitable relationship for both of us. It’s an honor to be able to publish their insights alongside our team.”

Rachel Pether, Senior Advisor, SWFI, commented, “Marmore Mena Intelligence’s expertise in producing quality research reports on the Middle East is already well established. This collaboration between Marmore Mena Intelligence and SWFI will help accelerate the development of an insightful knowledge society. It is a tangible example of how global and regional organizations can successfully combine to advance research pursuit.”

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About Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI)
The Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI) is a global organization designed to study sovereign wealth funds, public pensions, superannuation funds, 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. We have molded the public investor market and have defined concepts and terms like the Linaburg-Maduell Transparency Index and Sovereign Wealth Enterprise. For more visit: https://www.swfinstitute.org

About Marmore MENA Intelligence:
Established in 2010, Marmore MENA Intelligence is a subsidiary of Markaz, an Investment Bank and Asset Management Company with more than 40 years of experience. Marmore MENA Intelligence caters to the growing research and information needs of organizations in the MENA region. For more, visit www.e-marmore.com

Contact information
To learn more about the partnership, or to request an interview, email us at enquiry@e-marmore.com, or tweet @marmoremena, or call us at +965-2224-8280. www.e-marmore.com

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