Santiago Principles

The 24 Generally Accepted Principles and Practices for sovereign wealth funds, usually referred to as the "Santiago Principles", are the cornerstone of the IFSWF. The Principles are designed to promote good governance, accountability, transparency and prudent investment practices whilst encouraging a more open dialogue and deeper understanding of SWF activities.

All IFSWF members voluntarily endorse the Principles and seek to implement them in their governance and investment practices. 

The IFSWF encourages members to undertake self-assessments every two years and provide regular case studies on their practices.

In 2016, 29 IFSWF members provided Santiago Principle self-assessments for publication. These are available online and for download here.

The Santiago Principles and our previously published case studies are available for download below.