Since the Second Sovereign Wealth Funds (“SWFs”) at American University in November 2015, the world has been subject to drastic changes, with oil prices plummeting precipitously and it has been stabilized a bit at a price which is 1/3 of its height in June 2014.
In the meantime, OPEC has stayed the course and maintained its production volume without full cooperation from some members. Economic woes, military conflict, an immigration crisis never experienced in the world before has impacted many countries. The need to fund their deficit, maintain their economic growth, finish their developmental plans among other necessities.
The proposed third international conference is planned to address these issues and assess how these global changes are impacting SWFs and mainly, can SWFs survive a prolonged commodity price weakness?
Mr. David Rubinstein Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group
Ambassador (Ret.) Gordon Gray Executive Vice President of the National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Nazem Fawwaz Al Kudsi Founding Partner and CEO at Frontier Partners DWC-LLC
Mr. Mohammed Saif Al Sowaidi President of Qatar Investment Authority Advisory
Mr. Geoffrey Davis Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
Ambassador Adam Ereli Vice Chairman, Mercury
Dr. Bill Megginson Professor and Price Chair in Finance at the University of Oklahoma’s Michael F. Price College of Business.
Mr. Omar Namoos Founder of Greystone Advisory Group
Dr. Michael Papaioannou Deputy Division Chief, International Monetary Fund
Ambassador Patrick Theros President, US-Qatar Business Council
Dr. George Tsetsekos Francis Professor of Finance and Dean Emeritus at Drexel’s LeBow College of Business
Dr. John Willoughby Professor, Department of Economics, American University