Past eventInvitation OnlyResearch Event

The New Frontiers of Sovereign Investment

Chatham House, London

Overview

Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) can be effective tools for national resources revenue management. These state-owned investments, funded by commodity exports, foreign exchange reserves, or other national assets, are adaptable to the challenges posed by financial shocks and have been successfully employed in an increasing number of countries. The number of SWFs continues to grow, with the largest funds managing trillions of dollars in assets among them. During this high-level roundtable discussion, participants will discuss issues such as: Should SWFs serve both economic development and financial returns, and how? Will responsible investment enhance long-term returns? How can existing policy and operational models be adjusted in the context of developing countries? The discussions will be framed around the themes investigated in a new book of the same name released earlier this year.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.