After several months of hard work, we are delighted to announce the launch of the SWF Academy, in partnership with London Business School (LBS). The new Executive Education course will be offered a few times a year at LBS campuses in London and Dubai, providing the future leaders of Sovereign Investors with the right tools to succeed.

The program is designed for young professionals of Sovereign Investors (including public pension funds), who may be about to assume new responsibilities including management and leadership positions. Our mission is to support that significant step, providing students with three important elements for their success:

  • Leadership, including transition to management, leading teams, and interpersonal skill development – led by LBS;

  • Sovereign Investment Management, including governance, risk and investment aspects – led by Global SWF; and

  • Networking with other future leaders, with significant teamwork in the program and a strong alumni platform.

The technical subjects are focused not only on investment but also on governance, legal, operations and risk; so that we can accommodate the needs of professionals across all departments. The curriculum is complemented by practical case studies and smaller working groups, to incentivize cross-learning and collaboration among delegates.

In addition to LBS professors in leadership and finance, the faculty is comprised of Global SWF senior advisors, who include current or former executives and board members of Sovereign Investors in the Middle East (ADIA, UAE CB), Central and South East Asia (Temasek, NIC), North America (AIMCo, Wyoming), and Sub-Saharan Africa (Pula Fund, Agaciro).

There is significant interest among funds around the world, and the first two cohorts in Dubai and London are filling up quickly. We will review nominations until we reach a class size of 25-35 delegates. If you are an HR / L&D executive and would like to nominate delegates, or if you are a potential participant, please contact us at We look forward to having you at the SWF Academy!

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