IFSWF 2016 Annual Meeting




The eighth annual meeting of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF) will be held in Auckland in November 2016, hosted by the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation, the manager of the New Zealand Superannuation Fund.

The meeting will bring together senior leaders from the world’s largest sovereign investment funds, along with observers from top multilateral and financial institutions. It will include member-only workshops and the Forum’s annual meeting, followed by conference sessions on global investment issues that are open to observers and the media.

IFSWF is a global network of sovereign funds established under the auspices of the International Monetary Fund in 2009. It is now an independent organisation with a secretariat in London. Its 30 member funds collectively have about US$5.5 trillion under management, representing 80% of assets managed by sovereign funds globally.

The Forum’s founding purpose is to promote the Santiago Principles, a set of 24 guidelines that are the benchmark for sovereign wealth fund governance and good practice around the world. The group meets annually to support and promote the principles and to discuss investment issues and developments.

The Chair of the IFSWF Board is Adrian Orr, Chief Executive of the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation.


Event details

  • The 8th annual meeting of IFSWF will be held in Auckland from 8 to 11 November 2016, with workshops and pre-meetings (November 8 and will be followed by networking activities (November 11).
  • The main conference sessions will be open to observers and media. There will be a session on the New Zealand economic and investment environment.
  • Open sessions will take place at the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre:
    • Wednesday 9 November from 12 noon, including dinner
    • Thursday 10 November all day
    • Conference dinner at the Auckland War Memorial Museum, Thursday 10 November
  • The IFSWF Board will hold a press conference and there will be a media communique from the meeting.

Journalists who wish to register to cover the meeting should contact Catherine Etheredge, Head of Communications, Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation: cetheredge@nzsuperfund.co.nz