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PRESS RELEASE – NAIC Becomes Title Sponsor to SWFI Institutional Investor Forum Miami





SEATTLE, Wash. – 24 November 2014 – Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI) has announced the National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC) as the title sponsor for the SWFI NAIC Institutional Investor Forum 2015 in Miami Beach. The forum is being held on February 9, 2015 at the Fontainebleau Hotel. Sovereign wealth funds, pensions and other institutional investors are constantly on the lookout for emerging private equity firms.

Sovereign wealth funds are intrigued by the enormous value creation being produced by U.S. emerging managers. NAIC represents the largest segment of diverse-owned private equity firms and hedge funds. NAIC member firms are demonstrating their expertise by producing outstanding returns, a number of which rank in the top quartile and top decile of all funds globally. The combining of sovereign wealth funds, large institutional investors and U.S.’s best emerging managers should make for a high impact conference.

“We are proud to have NAIC as a title sponsor for this groundbreaking institutional investor forum in Miami. In a low-yield environment, institutional investors such as sovereign wealth funds, pensions and life insurance companies, are demanding access to high-quality emerging private equity and alternative managers,” commented Michael Maduell, President of the SWFI.

February 9, 2015
Event Site:
Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami Beach, FL, United States

An event for asset owners:
Public Pensions – Corporate Pensions – Sovereign Wealth Funds – Central Banks – Endowments – Superannuation Funds – Afores

About NAIC

NAIC is a dynamic association of diverse-owned and emerging managers, many of which rank among the best performing private equity firms and hedge funds in the United States. For more than forty-four years, the NAIC has served as a trade association representing the interests of its member firms by assisting in the syndication of deals, publishing compelling research, and introducing institutional investors to opportunities to invest with managers that possess significant talent and the capacity to produce extraordinary returns. Learn more about NAIC.

About SWFI

The Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI) 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 topics. For more information about the SWFI, please go to |

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For more information contact:
Brittany Clasen
Event Coordinator, SWFI

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