The International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF) will convene its fourth meeting in Mexico City, Mexico on September 5-7, 2012, hosted by the Mexican Ministry of Finance and Public Credit.
The meeting will convene senior officials of Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) from more than 24 countries across the world. Invited senior representatives from multilateral organizations, private sector, and academia will also attend.
During the meeting, the IFSWF members will focus primarily on the IFSWF constitution and governance, including the establishment of a permanent location for the Forum and its Secretariat.
IFSWF members will also review the ongoing work to contribute to the development and maintenance of an open and stable investment environment and understanding of the Santiago Principles.
This year’s discussions will also include a focus on analyzing the current state of the global macro financial environment for investing, the consequences of global regulatory reforms on financial markets, the role of institutional investors in funding global infrastructure gap, and cross border capital flows in a low-yield environment.
Several of the issues discussed at the meeting will merge with the flow of work that the G20 is pursuing towards the strengthening of the International Financial Architecture.
The IFSWF will issue a statement and the IFSWF Chairs will hold a press conference in Mexico City on September 7, 2012.
For information on the media arrangements for the Mexico City meeting, please contact the Mexican Ministry of Finance and Public Credit by email at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than September 3, 2012. You can also email media@IFSWF.org