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DECEMBER 17, 2015 – SWFI and have inked a cross distribution content agreement where each organization will host high level event and educational videos on their respective websites.

The videos’ focus will vary. Some will come directly from SWFI hosted events and will feature asset owners from around the world, exploring various topics such as asset allocation, ESG, governance, real assets, risk and more. Others will come directly from proprietary data and research. “Working with is a great opportunity for us to promote institutional investor education and exceptional content for and by some of the largest asset owners in the world,” said Vincent Berretta, Director of Marketing at SWFI. “We look forward to hosting exclusive content on the platform.”

In addition to hearing from institutional investors such as sovereign wealth funds and pensions on the newly created Asset Owner Forum, subscribers will also gain access to the insights of Michael Maduell, President of SWFI. Mr. Maduell plans on hosting a monthly webcast outlining the state of asset owners and to highlight any major trends in the industry. “These webcasts will help educate asset owners, policymakers and managers alike and create a greater understanding of the institutional space,” said Mr. Maduell. “We at SWFI hope to shed more light on the large public asset owners and are eager to partner with to help us do so.”

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Asset TV is a global video platform broadcasting exclusively for investment professionals, including: pension funds and their consultants, family offices, wealth managers, investment advisers and asset managers. Investment professionals can also watch Asset TV content on their Bloomberg terminals. Asset TV provides webcasts, filming, production services, media hosting solutions, fund manager videos, global audio and video distribution and custom-built analytics packages to the global investment management industry. For more information visit

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