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Alberta Investment Management Corporation
APG Asset Management
BBC Pension
British Columbia Investment Management Corp.
California Institute of Technology Investment Office
Central Provident Fund (Singapore)
China Investment Corporation
CPP Investment Board
Emirates Investment Authority
Employees’ Retirement System, State of Hawaii
Employees’ Retirement Fund of the City of Dallas
Fonds de réserve pour les retraites
Fonds Marocain de Développement Touristique
Frankfort Police Pension Fund
Fundo Soberano de Angola
Future Fund (Australia)
General Corporation for Social Security (Yemen)
GIC Private Limited
Government Pension Investment Fund (Japan)
Hellenic Pension Mutual Fund Management
JSC Partnership Fund (Georgia)
Khazanah Nasional
Korea Investment Corporation
Kuwait Investment Authority
Lockheed Martin Investment Management Co.
Los Angeles Fire and Police Pensions
Mubadala Development Co.
Mumtalakat Holdings
National Health Insurance Service (S. Korea)
National University of Singapore
New Mexico State Investment Office
New York City Retirement System
New Zealand Superannuation Fund
Norges Bank Investment Management
North Carolina Department of State Treasurer
Oman Investment Fund
Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
Palestine Investment Fund
PSP Investments
Public Investment Corporation (S. Africa)
Qatar Investment Authority
Queensland Investment Corporation
Russian Direct Investment Fund
San Jose Police and Fire Retirement Plan
Saudi Fund for Development
State Capital Investment Corporation (Vietnam)
State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan
State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB)
Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Temasek Holdings
Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS)
United Nations JS Pension Fund IMS
Utah Retirement Systems
Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company
VER The State Pension Fund (Finland)
Virginia Retirement System
Wyoming State Treasurer’s Office
Austrian National Bank
Bank for International Settlements
Bank of Finland
Bank of Korea
Bank of Italy
Bank of Papua New Guinea
Bank of Thailand
Banque Central du Luxembourg
Bank Indonesia
Banque de France
California State Treasurer
Central Bank of Egypt
Central Bank of Ghana
Central Bank of Malta
Central Bank of Mongolia
Central Bank of Suriname
Croatian National Bank
Czech National Bank
Deutsche Bundesbank
European Central Bank
HM Treasury
Ministry of Finance, Panamá
Ministry of Economy and Finance of Peru
Monetary Authority of Singapore
Norwegian Ministry of Finance
Turkish Treasury
U.S. Department of the Treasury
CERN (Pension)
City of London
Daegu-Gyeongbuk Free Economic Zone Auth.
Estonian Development Fund
Eurasian Development Bank
European Commission
European Financial Stability Facility
European Investment Bank
Foreign Affairs, Trade &Development Canada
Government of Australia
Greater London Authority
Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Defence (Singapore)
Mongolian Ministry of Industry
Nevada Commission on Economic Dev.
Office of the Turkish Prime Minister
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Singapore Tote Board
SME Development Fund of Mongolia
Stanford Management Company
Vertex Venture Management
Ministry of Finance, Chile*
UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust*


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Public investor attendees are not required to pay a registration fee to attend this event. The Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute has full discretion on who qualifies as a public investor attendee. Endowments (up to discretion of the SWFI) are not required to pay a registration fee to attend this event. In general, public investor attendees must be employed by any of the following:
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  • central bank
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  • state investment corporation
  • government investment trust
  • official reserve fund
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  • sovereign wealth enterprise
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Rachel Pether, CFA

Rachel Pether is a television news anchor, CFA Charterholder, AMCT holder, member of Mensa, published author and Treasury professional.

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As a CFA Charterholder and chartered treasurer, with over 8 years’ experience at one of the Middle East’s largest sovereign wealth funds (Mubadala Investment Company), Rachel has an exceptional understanding of the financial markets. While at Mubadala, she managed their inaugural public disclosure of financial results. Mubadala was the first company in the UAE to achieve a perfect 10 on the Linaburg-Maduell Transparency Index, created by her now co-host Michael Maduell.

Rachel is currently a Director at Heirloom Investment Management. Heirloom was originally a single-family office for the Field-Marsham family in Canada, which spun out in 2016 to make their investment strategy available to a wider group of families and family offices.

In 2014, the Association of Corporate Treasurers named her “The One to Watch” in Treasury.”

Rachel is also a television news anchor, with over 5 years’ experience working at the BBC. Rachel frequently moderates financial events for blue-chip clients such as the CFA and the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute. She has been a guest speaker at numerous events for the ACT, including career evenings and annual conferences.

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8:00 – 8:40am Registration & Welcome Coffee
8:45 – 8:55am SWFI: Welcome & Introductions
  Michael Maduell, President, SWFI
9:00 – 9:25am Opening Keynote Address
  Asia’s Middle Income Challenge
  Donghyun Park, Principal Economist, Asian Development Bank
9:30 – 10:25am The Asian Century: The Great Adjustment
  With China’s economy gradually slowing down, how is it affecting other countries in the region? To combat the malaise, Asian nations have taken some measures into their own hands – creating development institutions, domestic pensions investing more into listed equities and mega infrastructure initiatives. How can institutional investors position themselves to take advantage of these trends?
  Anpeng Liu, Secretary General, China Overseas Investment Promotion Union
  Stuart Leckie, Founding Chairman, Hong Kong Retirement Schemes Association
  Rinchinnyam Amarjargal, Former Prime Minister, Mongolia
  Ryan He, Secretary General, China Light Industry Council
  Anthony Tan, Senior Economist, AMRO
10:30 – 10:45am Networking Break
10:50 – 11:25am Optimal Asset Allocation for Today’s Institutional Investor
  How do you provide diversification in a portfolio when rates, currencies and equity markets move together? How sustainable is the reflation cycle (steeper curves, higher rates, etc.) that markets began to price in post-Trump?
  Dr. Srikanya Yathip, Deputy Secretary General, Government Pension Fund, Thailand
  Nick Samouilhan, PhD, FRM, CFA, Senior Fund Manager, Aviva Investors Asia
  Doug Cohen, Manager, Special Projects, County of Los Angeles, California
11:30 – 11:55am Keynote Address – Fundo Soberano de Angola Representative
12:00 – 1:25pm Lunch, Sponsored by Fundo Soberano de Angola
1:30 – 1:55pm Keynote Address
  David Meredith, Senior Legal Counsel, Hassad Food Co., Subsidiary of QIA
2:00- 2:40pm The Honest Truth: A Sensible Investment Outlook
  This panel will examine the investment outlook for the remainder of 2017 and the beginning of 2018. What are the current trends, risks, unknowns and latest investment tactics?
  Jacques Demers, Managing Partner, AGAWA PARTNERS INC.
  Noah R. Wortman, Managing Director, Americas and Global Head of Class Action Services at Goal Group of Companies
  Nicholas Garrott, Former Special Economic Assistant to Chief Economist, London
  Guus Warringa, Institutional Investor Relations, Grant & Eisenhofer
2:45 – 5:55pm Afternoon Networking Event
  Gardens by the Bay Tour
6:00 – 7:00pm Cocktail Reception
7:00 – 9:00pm Welcome Summit Dinner
8:30 – 8:55am Welcome Coffee
9:00 – 9:25am Keynote Address
  H.E. Ahmad Al-Sayed, Former CEO, Qatar Investment Authority; Founder and CEO, Sharq Capital Investment LLC
9:30 – 10:10am Are We Ready for Emerging Markets Again?
  Emerging markets as an asset class was very popular before developed markets experienced rallies. Will emerging markets make a comeback? Is it worth the risk? In this session, the panelists will chat about their views on emerging markets across the world.
  Jiten Doshi, Founder and CIO, Enam Asset Management Company
  Franck Behiblo, Managing Director, Quantum Global
  Ahmet Iplikci, Former Advisor, Investment Agency, Office of the Prime Minister, Turkey
10:15 – 10:40am Networking Break
10:45 – 11:10pm Keynote Address
  Ryan He, Secretary General, China Light Industry Council
11:15 – 11:55am Institutional Investors Take Charge, Sourcing Co-Investments and Direct Investments
  According to SWFI data, more public funds are going direct or at least partaking in forms of co-investments or strategic investing. How can these investors source adequate deal flow? What type of institutional mindset is needed? What are the trends in the coming year? This panel will explore this perspective from the view of the asset owner.
  Jerry Albright, Deputy CIO, Teachers’ Retirement System of Texas
  Vaughn Brock, Investment Committee, Veritas Family Office
  Nitan Pathak, Institutional Business Development, European Investment Fund
  Amir Blachman, Vice President, Strategic Development, Axiom Space
  Vedat Akgiray PhD, Professor, Director of Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, Bogaziçi University, Turkey



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Investment strategies and tactics
Central banking and monetary policy
Investment strategy
Asset allocation
Institutional collaboration
Smart beta
Compliance and counterparties
    Governance and regulations
Institutional real estate
Private equity
Equities, commodities, fixed income
Global economics
Risk management
Generating alpha
Collateral management