Join us on October 6, 2016 for the Second Sovereign Wealth Funds Conference at American University.
One-Day Conference: The Second Sovereign Wealth Funds Conference (SWF 15)
How is Political Turbulence Impacting SWFs?
American University's Kogod School of Business Washington. D.C.
Since the first Sovereign Wealth Funds (“SWFs”) Conference at American University in October 2014, the world has experienced drastic changes. Oil prices plummeted precipitously while OPEC maintained its production volume. Concurrently, the world’s economic recovery still continues with the growth rate of developing countries exceeding that of developed countries. Instability in some of the world regions, from the Ukraine to Iraq, passing through Afghanistan to Syria, and lately to Yemen, has forced countries to dip into their SWFs to sustain their annual budgets. The sudden changes in SWFs are altering the investment strategies of these funds. The proposed second international conference will address these issues and assess how these global changes are impacting SWFs.
Scholars and practitioners from around the world will be meeting at American University for an insightful, one-day conference exploring how political turbulence is impacting SWFs.
H.E. Mohammed Jaham Al Kuwari Ambassador of Qatar to the United States
Dr. John Duke Anthony Founding President, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
David Hamod President and CEO, National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Edwin (Ted) Truman Senior Fellow, The Peterson Institute for International Economics
Peter Alois President, Alois Global Trade Strategies, LLC
Geoffrey Davis Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
Amb. Adam Ereli Vice Chairman, Mercury
Dr. Celeste Cecilia Moles Lo Turco Expert, Italian Ministry of Finance
Dr. Amin Mohseni-Cheraghiou Assistant Professor, American University Department of Economics
Dr. Michael Papaioannou Deputy Division Chief, International Monetary Fund
Dr. Ananthakrishnan Prasad Division Chief, International Monetary Fund
Amb. Patrick Theros President, US-Quatar Business Council
Dr. John Willoughby Professor, Department of Economics, American University
Dr. Jeffrey Harris Professor, Kogod School of Business at American University
Dr. Ghiyath Nakshbendi Executive in Residence, Kogod School of Business International Business Department, American University
Previous Attendees Include: Senior officials from sovereign wealth funds, private equity corporations, major international banks, major investment companies, think tanks, and higher education institutions.
Conference Proceedings will be shared with the guests few months after the conference.