IFSWF Santiago Principles

International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds to Meet in Beijing, China on May 11-13, 2011

The International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF) will convene its third meeting in Beijing, China on May 11-13, 2011, hosted by the China Investment Corporation.

The meeting will convene senior officials of Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) and governments that are in the process of establishing SWFs from more than 20 countries across the world. Senior representatives from countries receiving investments by SWFs, multilateral organizations, private sector, and academia will also participate in the discussions on the outlook and challenges in the global economy and financial stability and review recent developments in the regulatory environment and investment regimes of recipient countries.

The third day of the meeting (May 13) is dedicated to discussions on the outlook on China’s economy and capital markets and opportunities and challenges in investing in China. The IFSWF will issue a press communiqué and hold a press conference on May 12, 2011. For information on the media arrangements for the Beijing meeting, please contact CIC’s Public Relations and International Cooperation Department by email at IFSWF@china-inv.cn no later than April 21, 2011. You can also email media@IFSWF.org.


Background information

The International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF) was established by the International Working Group of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IWG) in Kuwait City on April 5-6, 2009 (see "Kuwait Declaration"). IFSWF is a voluntary group of Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs), which will meet, exchange views on issues of common interest, and facilitate an understanding of the Santiago Principles and SWF activities.

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