What We Do

Standard Setting

The IFSWF helps foster good governance practices within the membership by enabling members to share their unique experiences of applying the Santiago Principles with each other. By sharing experiences, the Forum helps members to improve their governance and accountability structures and practices. The IFSWF also promotes transparency by encouraging members to report publicly on their experiences of implementing the Santiago Principles.

Knowledge Sharing

The IFSWF seeks to help members raise their expected risk-adjusted returns by regularly bringing our members together to share their perspectives on specific governance, investment and operational issues. We also undertake peer assistance on investment practices, asset allocation and financial risk assessment. The Forum works with academic and practitioner experts to help members fulfil their mandate in an increasingly challenging and complex investment environment.


The Forum helps represent the views of its members to the wider financial community. It provides a contact point through which members can collaborate with multilateral finance organisations and, where appropriate, engages with the media on issues of interest to the membership.

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