Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute to Host their First Sovereign Fund Forum in Switzerland

The Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute, the leading research institution on sovereign funds is hosting their first sovereign fund forum in Montreux, Switzerland. The Fairmont Le Montreux Palace will be the scene of the event titled Sovereign Wealth Fund Forum Europe 2011. The forum will be held on October 23 through 25, 2011. This is following the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute’s successful inaugural sovereign wealth event in Southern California.

Montreux, Switzerland, September 20, 2011 --( The forum will host an extensive cast of high-level delegates from around the world to discuss important issues regarding sovereign wealth funds, governmental investing, critical investment themes, asset allocation, risk management, geopolitical issues, asset classes, and capital market expectations.

“The Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute is truly excited to be hosting this event in Switzerland,” says Carl Linaburg, Senior Vice President, Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute.

“With all the uncertainty in the markets linked with demographic, monetary flow, and geopolitical shifts; it is not the time to put your head in the sand. It is the time to collaborate, share, and get perspective from a wide-range of governmental and private experienced investment figures.”

Some delegates come from the following countries:

· Australia
· Bahrain
· Brunei
· Canada
· China
· Estonia
· Finland
· France
· Italy
· Luxembourg
· Norway
· Oman
· Russia
· Vietnam
· South Africa
· South Korea
· Switzerland
· United Arab Emirates
· United States of America
· Vietnam
· and more

Some confirmed Keynotes and Panelists include:

Elias Masilela, Chief Executive Officer, Public Investment Corporation (South Africa)
Christophe Frankel, Chief Financial Officer, European Financial Stability Facility
Martin Skancke, Former Director General and Head of Asset Management, Former Norwegian Ministry of Finance
Tom Fearnley, Investment Director, Norwegian Ministry of Finance
Yves Mersch, Governor, Central Bank of Luxembourg
Fang Zheng, Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Keywise Capital Management Ltd
Véronique Ormezzano, Managing Director, Head of Sovereigns, Supras and Central Banks, BNP Paribas
Adriaan Ryder, Managing Director, Strategy, Queensland Investment Corporation
Andy Chaytor, Senior Markets Strategist, Royal Bank of Scotland
Ilona Brom, Managing Director, Wilshire Associates
John Kremer, Partner & Head of Business Development (EMEA), Adams Street Partners
Ilkka Tomperi, Partner, CapMan Real Estate
John Krieg, Managing Director, EMEA, Northern Trust
Terrence Keeley, Managing Director, Head of Official Institutions Group, Blackrock
Javier Corominas, Head of Research, Record Currency Management

The full agenda for the Sovereign Wealth Fund Forum Europe 2011, along with registration information is available at:

About the SWF Forum
The Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute has created the Sovereign Wealth Fund Forum for Sovereign Wealth Funds, State Investment Corporations, Sovereign Wealth Enterprises, Finance Ministries, Central Banks, Government Funds, and Governmental Pension Funds to meet and discuss relevant topics.

About the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute
The Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute is a global organization designed to study sovereign funds and other long-term governmental investors and their impact on global economics, politics, financial markets, trade, and public policy.

Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute
Carl Linaburg
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