Accelerating Prosperity: India Unites at the Global Wealth Conference, Paving the Path for Phenomenal Expansion
May 27, 2023: The Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute® (SWFI®), the world’s most trusted source on institutional investors and global capital, has announced its Global Wealth Conference (GWC), taking place in historic locations on May 31 and June 1 in London. The GWC platform has attracted some of the world’s largest pools of capital, some of which are coming from India.
Sovereign wealth funds globally see India as a destination for direct investments. Sovereign wealth funds have directly invested US$ 6.714 billion into India in 2022, compared to just US$ 4.3 billion in 2021. This analysis excludes fund commitments. Sovereign wealth funds such as Mubadala Investment Company, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, GIC Private Limited, Qatar Investment Authority, Kuwait Investment Authority, Norway Government Pension Fund Global, and others continue to allocate capital directly into India based on SWFI transaction data.
The conference will be attended by 40 sovereign wealth funds, 50+ family offices from around the world, 30+ pension and public funds, 50+ institutional global asset managers, and 30+ prominent personalities from royal families to policymakers. From India, law firm Nishith Desai Associates, SUN Group, Jindal Steel and Power, and a few others will attend the conference.
Commenting on the event, Lakshmi Narayanan, Chairman of the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute said, “Global Wealth Conference presents an exceptional platform for GCC countries and prominent business entities to highlight and exchange a multitude of business opportunities with institutional investors, fostering capital inflow and forging strategic partnerships. According to SWFI research, India is a desired destination for SWF capital, and having Indian entities participate can directly drive more capital into the country.
The Global Wealth Conference will bring together an impressive array of attendees, including major investors such as sovereign wealth funds, pensions, foundations, official institutions, endowments, large family offices, and other asset owners, alongside top-level industry leaders.
Michael Maduell, President of the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute, said, “India’s remarkable ascent as a global powerhouse is indisputably bolstered by the invaluable contributions of sovereign wealth funds and pension capital, as extensively validated by our comprehensive research data. A key catalyst behind this success lies in the government’s commendable efforts to facilitate seamless access to lucrative opportunities for foreign investors. Thus, the significance of eminent gatherings like the Global Wealth Conference (GWC) becomes paramount, serving as an influential platform where asset owners, governments, and astute fund managers converge to forge fruitful alliances.”
This dynamic event will feature a diverse and captivating program, encompassing compelling keynote presentations, engaging panel discussions, interactive workshops, and exclusive private dinners held in historic venues. Participants can eagerly anticipate immersive networking sessions, fostering valuable connections and collaborations.