Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute
|Headquarters||Las Vegas US|
Number of locations
|3 in 1 country|
|Carl Linaburg, Michael Maduell|
|Products||Research, Events, Consulting|
The Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute or SWF Institute, or SWFI, is a global corporation analyzing public asset owners such as sovereign wealth funds and other long-term governmental investors. Initially, the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute focused solely on sovereign wealth funds. It has branched out to cover all types of public institutional investors. The institute is a financial data vendor but provides information to the media as well. It was founded by Michael Maduell and Carl Linaburg in late 2007.
SWFI sells data subscriptions to asset managers, banks, researchers, universities, governments, institutional investors, asset owners, corporations, law firms and other entities.
The SWFI came out with the Linaburg-Maduell Transparency Index in 2008. It is a 10-point scale based on ten principles of transparency, each adding one point to the index rating. The index is used by sovereign wealth funds in their annual reports.
The SWFI tracks direct deals in sovereign wealth funds. The value of global direct deals by sovereign-wealth funds hit $50.02 billion in the first half of 2014.
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- Abedine, Saad. "Body of Abu Dhabi sovereign-wealth fund chief found". CNN. Retrieved 31 March 2010.
- Allen, Brad (30 May 2014). "Is there an SWF in your future?". IR Magazine.
- "The State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan ranks among the highest in Transparency Index". SOFAZ. Retrieved 11 April 2009.
- "NSIA Rated Transparent by Sovereign Wealth Institute". Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority. 16 July 2014.
- Dunkley, Dan (7 August 2014). "Sovereign-Wealth Funds Pump Near Record Amount of Cash in Deals". Wall Street Journal.
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