The SWF Academy

An exclusive partnership between London Business School (LBS) and Global SWF to nurture the future leaders of the world’s top Sovereign Investors
Cohort Dates Duration Format
#1 13-17 February 2023 5 days In person - LBS Campus in Dubai (DIFC Academy)
#2 8-12 May 2023 5 days In person - LBS Campus in London (Regents Park)

The SWF Academy is an Executive Education program 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 tools 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 during the program and a strong alumni platform.

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

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 & South East Asia (TemasekNIC), North America (AIMCoWyoming), and Sub-Saharan Africa (Pula FundAgaciro).

The deadline for applications for the first cohort is the third week of September, so that we can issue invitation letters for UK visas, if needed. We will review nominations until we reach a class size of 25-35 delegates.

If you are interested in hearing more or have any question, please reach out to one of our co-Program Directors below: