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The Second Sovereign Wealth Funds Conference


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
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.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Peter Alois
    President, Alois Global Trade Strategies, LLC
  • Patrick Theros
    President, US-Qatar Business Council
  • Geoffrey G. Davis
    Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
  • Ted Truman
    Senior Fellow, The Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Michael Papaioannou
    Director, IMF
  • John Willoughby
    Professor, Department of Economics, American University
  • Celeste Moles Lo Turco
    Expert, Ministry of Finance - Italy
  • Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou
    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.

Host: Kogod School of Business, American University


When: Monday, November 16, 2015 (8:30am - 3:00pm )

Where: American University’s Abramson Founder’s Room
The School of International Service Building
4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, D.C.
Directions and Parking

Read More: 2014 SWF Conference Proceedings (PDF, 10.4MB)


Registration for the conference is free ( limited availability ).

RSVP for a limited time HERE.