Join us on October 9, 2014 for the inaugural Sovereign Wealth Funds Conference at American University's Kogod School of Business.
One-Day Conference: The Second Sovereign Wealth Funds Conference (SWF 15)
How is Political Turbulence Impacting SWFs?.
American University's Kogod School of Business
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.
President, Alois Global Trade Strategies, LLC
President, US-Qatar Business Council
Geoffrey G. Davis
Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
Senior Fellow, The Peterson Institute for International Economics
Professor, Department of Economics, American University
Celeste Moles Lo Turco
Expert, Ministry of Finance - Italy
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, 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.