About the Sovereign Wealth Center
Institutional Investor launched the Sovereign Wealth Center
(SWC) in 2012 to provide market-leading research on sovereign wealth funds
(SWFs) to asset managers, investment banks and consultants. Since then, SWC has
expanded its coverage beyond sovereign wealth funds to include other government
and sovereign institutions. Our goal is to help the wider investment community
keep abreast of the latest investment trends in this important group of
institutions by providing fund profiles, transaction data, news, analysis and
business opportunity leads.
We source information directly from sovereign and government
funds, as well as from regulatory filings and market sources. Our fund profiles
provide insight into each fund’s portfolio composition, investment strategy and
organizational structure, as well as its anticipated investments. SWC’s
transaction data includes prices paid, details of co-investors and explanatory
notes. Currently, our database represents more than $1 trliion worth of transactions, dating back to the 1960s.
As the preeminent provider of data and research on sovereign
and government funds, SWC often features prominently in the media, and we have
recently contributed information to stories in Bloomberg, The Financial
Times, and The Wall Street Journal.
About the Sovereign Investor Institute
As of October 2015, SWC is now part of the Sovereign
Investor Institute (SII), the leading global forum for the sovereign and
government fund community. Based on a single successful sponsored conference
held in London ten years ago, Institutional Investor moved to establish SII as
a membership organization in 2010 to better serve the needs of the community
and help its members engage more productively with each other as well as with
government officials, policy makers, academic experts and leading asset managers.
Since that modest beginning, SII has grown rapidly and now comprises six
roundtables held annually in Abu Dhabi, Africa, Latin America, London, North
America and Singapore. In 2014, over 290 government fund delegates from 70
countries attended these roundtables. SII government fund members also engage
actively on the Investors Intelligence Network (IIN) while supporting members
utilize the Managers Intelligence Network (MIN). These vibrant online
communities help institutions stay in touch, seek advice from one another,
exchange ideas and even conduct manager searches.