Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute
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.
SWFI tracks the assets of sovereign wealth funds, pensions, endowments and other asset owners. Norway's sovereign wealth fund crossed $1 trillion in assets in 2017.
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