Events Worth Attending

Ashby Monk

Much to my wife’s chagrin, I’ll be on the road quite a bit over the next few months attending conferences, giving seminars and doing field work in some far flung places. (For those out there that don’t speak academic, “field work” is just a snazzy way of saying “interviewing smarter people than me”.) So you’ll have to be a bit patient for posts, as there may be a few days where I simply don’t get to it. Anyway, it struck me that two of the conferences may be of interest to readers of this blog:

1) Sovereign Wealth Funds and Other Long Term Investors: A New Form of Capitalism? — This is hosted by the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University.  As you’ll see from the list of speakers, this should be a remarkable event. Gordon will be presenting our paper on ‘form and function’, which means I’ll be enjoying this event from the bleachers (which suits me just fine). For those interested, there is a video explaining the motivation for this event; Stiglitz seems a bit distracted, but the next two interviewees are solid.

2) Asia & Middle East Government Funds Roundtable — This event will be hosted by Institutional Investor in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at the Mandarin Oriental. Again, this event should be very interesting. There’s a seminar for the government funds on November 1st (that I’ll be leading / moderating), which will be followed by two full days of panels and discussions that look very timely and relevant. And the list of speakers is fantastic.

Anyway, if you have plans to be at either if these, let me know. I’m always interested to meet someone who actually reads this stuff.

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This website is a project of Professor Gordon L. Clark and Dr. Ashby Monk of the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford. Their research on sovereign wealth funds is funded by the Leverhulme Trust and The Rotman International Centre for Pension Management.

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