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PRESS RELEASE: Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Establishes the Institute Council of Investors

Institute Council of Investors
Monday, April 23, 2012
Contact information: Carl Linaburg
Phone:(415) 717-6912
Email: support@swfinstitute.org

A delegation of global governmental executives involved in investing have come together to join the Institute Council of Investors. Types of council members include: sovereign wealth funds, public pension funds, central banks, government investment authorities and other governmental entities. Initial members include some of the most senior names in the public investor industry.

The Institute Council of Investors is a neutral body of members that represent participants in the global governmental investor community. The general purpose of the council is to serve its council members engaged in the global governmental investor community through the sponsorship of interactive forums designed for the purpose of education, research initiatives, and member interaction.

Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute President Michael Maduell stated that, “the Institute Council of Investors provides a unique channel for public investors to meet and discuss timely and relevant issues. Collaborating among public investors needs to be conducted on a global basis.”

The concept of the Institute Council of Investors is the brainchild of executives at the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute and received input from leading figures in the worldwide public investor community. The Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute hosts exclusive summits and has attracted leaders from sovereign wealth funds, public pension funds, central banks, and other governmental investors. On October 24, 2011, in Montreux, Switzerland at the SWF Forum, the framework of the council was introduced to public investors that attended. The formal launch occurred on April 16, 2012 at the Institute Fund Summit 2012 in Dana Point, California. Brian Gibson, Senior Vice President of Equities from the Alberta Investment Management Corporation chaired the first session which included public investor executives from six continents.

“It is paramount to have a diverse range of public institutional investors who have different opinions, to prevent one-sided moves among investors,” added Mr. Maduell.

Institute Council of Investors Website: www.institutecouncil.org

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The Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute (SWFI) is a global organization designed to study sovereign wealth funds and other long-term governmental 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 sovereign wealth. In addition, the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute facilitates sovereign fund events around the world. We have helped shape the sovereign wealth market and have defined concepts and terms like the Linaburg-Maduell Transparency Index and Sovereign Wealth Enterprise.

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