Sovereign Wealth Funds Summit

Venue: Venue to be confirmed, Dubai, UAE

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Event Date/Time: Jul 14, 2008 End Date/Time: Jul 17, 2008
Early Registration Date: Mar 10, 2008
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The rise in wealth accumulated in sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) has risen dramatically over the last five years, with the International Monetary Agency (IMF) estimating that SWFs currently exceed $3 trillion and could jump to $12 trillion by 2012.

The sheer size and rapid growth of these funds has caused increasing attention in the press on both their political and economic impacts on the world’s global financial market. In recent months SWF’s have snapped up $25bn (£12.7bn) of shares in major investment banks that have been wounded by the credit crunch.

But what is the motivation of these funds? Are they a long term and silent investor looking to diversify their economies or are they seeking more aggressive short term returns and political power?

The Sovereign Wealth Funds Summit will feature in depth discussions and cutting edge presentations on the most current political and economical issues affecting the market both from the perspective of the SWF’s in this region and neigbouring Asia as well as the impacts on the financial institutions that have received substantial investment from these funds.