The Sovereign Wealth Fund Research Initiative (SWFRI)


Was established in 2009, bridging the gap between academics, policy-makers and fund managers to identify new and innovative solutions for sustainable capitalism.


With offices in Paris and New York, the SWFRI aims to promote and develop long-term dialogue and research in collaboration with sovereign wealth funds worldwide in order to address current social, economic and environmental challenges.


The SWFRI has had extensive interaction with professionals and academics worldwide and continues to grow its global network of contacts through its dedicated research platforms and annual events.


The SWFRI is an independent organization and is partly sponsored by Amundi Asset Management, a subsidiary of the Credit Agricole Group.


Academic Content



“Sovereign Wealth Funds and Long-Term Investing” co-edited by Patrick Bolton, Frederic Samama and Joseph Stiglitz at the Columbia University Press.




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Academic Papers


L-Shares, Rewarding Long-Term Investors co written by Professor Patrick Bolton (Columbia University) and Frederic Samama (SWFRI) 2010.




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Private Seminars


The SWFRI hosted a seminar in Italy in Spring 2011 under the auspice of the Rockefeller Foundation. It gathered funds from Abu Dhabi, Canada, France, Italia, Korea, Sweden, etc. 




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Teaching Activities


Lectures on SWFs at Dauphine, Insead, Mc Gill, Sciences Po.





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