In a full house at London’s Living Room at the top of the glassy classy City Hall …south of the river off The Queen’s Walk, the great, the good and powerful of the industry met last Tuesday the 17th of June for launching OMFIF’s first ever Global Public Investor, the GPI 2014! This comprehensive international publication is devoted to public sector asset ownership and management across a range of official institutions around the world. John Faraclas was there with his camera:
The publication features in-depth descriptions of investment approaches of public institutions and provides an easily-understandable guide to the overarching issues that link these different bodies, complemented by an analysis of the common themes that influence change in their behaviour. A centrepiece of the publication is a leading-edge ranking of the world’s largest 400 public investors based on assets under management of central banks, sovereign funds and public pension funds- the first such integrated assessment of multiple categories of public funds in a single listing.
A great introduction by Kristian Flyvholm of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds, two further introductory points from David Cameron, UK Prime Minister putting “Britain at the forefront”, and also “Building on tradition”, by Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London is worth noting too!
Supported by nine global financial centres in Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Johannesburg, London, Mauritius, Qatar, Sao Paulo and Toronto, GPI 2014 contains in its 176 pages articles, profiles, analysis and interviews grouping 50 high-level contributors, featuring a diverse range of institutions including Angolan Sovereign Fund, Alberta Investment Management Corporation, Bank of Namibia, California Public Employees’ Retirement System, China Investment Corporation, European Commission, International Finance Corporation, International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds, Khazanah Nasional, Macau Monetary Authority, Norges Bank Investment Management, Public Investment Corporation of South Africa, Swiss National Bank and Temasek.
An interesting view of this GPI launching report, can be found in the FT by Ralph Atkins under the title “Beware central banks’ share-buying sprees”. Debatable as always reports have their prons and cons and only constructive criticism, if any, by the mighty pen can do the trick and save the day, in case things are to get sour.
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All in all a great event with networking to the full and fore too! Hope you will enjoy reading and then studying this report; appropriately used can really drive world economic growth, a must for furthering humanity.
These are events of paramount importance held in the City of London, promoting the Square Mile and improving society’s conditions world wide. Add the excellent speakers, in this instance Lord Desai, Frank Scheidig, Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais and be around next time, excellent!