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Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute to Host Institute Fund Summit 2012 in California

The Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute, the leading research institution on sovereign funds and other long-term governmental investors is hosting their third major event in Dana Point, California.

Los Angeles, CA, February 23, 2012 --( The St. Regis Monarch Bay will be the scene of the event titled Institute Fund Summit 2012 Americas. The summit will be held on April 15 through 17, 2012 in Dana Point, California, United States. This is following the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute’s successful first European event in Montreux, Switzerland.

The global summit will host an extensive cast of high-level delegates from around the world to discuss important issues regarding sovereign wealth funds, public pensions, official reserve management, governmental investing, private equity, real estate, asset allocation, risk management, geopolitical issues, asset classes, and capital market expectations.

“We have attracted some of the brightest visionaries in finance from a variety of asset classes and geographic locations,” says Carl Linaburg, Co-Founder, Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute.

“We have delegates coming from a composition of six continents. It is imperative that we get an accurate perspective from our global peers and not rely heavily on news headlines but rather from practitioners on the front lines.”

Some confirmed Keynotes and Panelists include:

Adrian Orr, Chief Executive Officer, New Zealand Superannuation Fund

Jacques Demers, President & CEO, OMERS Strategic Investments

Dr. Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel, Former Chief Economist, OECD, Professor of Economics, President Advisory Committee on Sovereign Wealth Funds, Chile

Gary Gabriel, Managing Director, Wilshire Associates

Robert Lloyd George, Chairman, Lloyd George Management

Elias Masilela, Chief Executive Officer, Public Investment Corporation (South Africa)

Steve LeBlanc, Senior Managing Director of Private Markets, Teacher Retirement System of Texas

Dr. Massimiliano Castelli, Director, Global Sovereign Strategist, UBS Global Asset Management

Jerome Pfund, Chief Executive Officer, Sectoral Asset Management

Christopher Keber, Partner, Starwood Capital

Indranil Ghosh, Head of Strategic Planning and Macroeconomics, Mubadala

Jeremy Smith, Chief Strategy Officer, SecondMarket

Dr. Michael Jacobs, Senior Financial Economist, United States – Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Jim Gasperoni, Partner and Head of Real Assets, FLAG Capital Management, LLC

Joncarlo Mark, Founder, Upwelling Capital Group, Former Senior Portfolio Manager, Alternative Investment Management, CalPERS

The full agenda for the Institute Fund Summit 2012 Americas, along with registration information is available at:

About the Institute Fund Summit 2012

The Institute Fund Summit 2012 will be held on April 15th to the 17th 2012 in Southern California at the St. Regis Monarch Bay. The Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute has created the summit event series for Sovereign Wealth Funds, State Investment Corporations, Sovereign Wealth Enterprises, State Owned Enterprises, Central Banks, Government Funds, and Public Pension Funds to meet and discuss relevant topics in the institutional investor community.

About Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute

The Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute 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.

Contact Information
Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute
Carl Linaburg
+1 (415) 717-6912

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