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Workshop on
Sovereign Investment Funds and Macroeconomic Policies

27th June 2012
University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense

The workshop will be held at the University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, in the West of Paris.

It aims to bring together academics and practitioners to present and discuss recent advances in research on Sovereign Investment Funds: their strategies and their consequences for the financial and economic system, the consistency of their moves with the goals of the macroeconomic policies, etc.

We are happy to announce the presence of Bernardo Bortolotti (Sovereign Investment Lab Director-Bocconi University, and University of Turin) as the keynote speaker.

Program

9:45 – 10:30: Welcome

10:30 – 11:15: Keynote Address
Follow the Money : highlights of the swf annual report 2011 -- (slides).
Bernardo Bortolotti (Sovereign Investment Lab Director-Bocconi University, and University of Turin)

Coffee break

11:45 – 12:15
Sovereign Wealth and Risk Management -- (slides)
Zvie Bodie (Boston University) and Marie Brière (Amundi, Université Libre de Bruxelles)

12:15 – 12:45
Sovereign Wealth Fund Investments : from Firm-Level Preferences to Natural Endowments -- (slides)
Rolando Avendaño (OECD)

12:45 – 14:00: Lunch Buffet

14:00 – 14:30
Are Sovereign Wealth Funds' Investments Determined by Macroeconomic Factors?
Bertrand Candelon (University of Maastricht), Malik Kerkour (University of Namur and University of Maastricht) and Christelle Lecourt (CeReFIM, University of Namur).

14:30 - 15:00
Sovereign Wealth Funds as Investors in Africa: Opportunities and Barriers -- (slides)
Edouard Turkisch (OECD and EconomiX)

Coffee break

15:30-16:00
Sovereign Wealth Funds as domestic investors of last resort during crises -- (slides)
Jean-Yves Gnabo (CeReFIM, University of Namur), Malik Kerkour (University of Namur and University of Maastricht), Christelle Lecourt (CeReFIM, University of Namur) and Hélène Raymond (EconomiX, University of Paris Ouest, Nanterre).

16:00-16h30
The Chinese SWF -- (slides)
Yann Marin (Bank of France, SEMASFI)

16h30-16h45
Concluding Remarks
Anna Creti, Hélène Raymond

Practical information

The workshop will be held in building G, room G614 (sixth floor), on the campus of the University of Paris Ouest Nanterre.

You can reach the University by taking the RER A (the red underground line crossing Paris from east to west) :
Take care that the direction is "Saint-Germain-en-Laye " or "Le Vésinet" (not Cergy). Get off at the station "Nanterre-Université". From the station "Châtelet / Les Halles" or "Auber" it should take about 15 minutes.

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The organisation team: Anna Creti (EconomiX, University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense), Hélène Raymond (EconomiX, University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense), Mohamed El Hadi Hemidet (EconomiX, University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense), Edouard Turkisch (EconomiX, and OECD).