The Edinburgh Dialogue

Venue: Edinburgh Business School

Date: Tuesday 12 June 2012

The recent evolution of global capital markets has been dramatic, and as new capital flows emerge, a key question remains the future role and scope of both sovereign wealth and national reserve portfolios – both in terms return on assets and foreign direct investment.

This year’s Edinburgh Dialogue will examine these issues, drawing in a range of speakers from all sides of the equation. Moderated by Bill Jamieson, of the Scotsman, speakers and topics include:

Global Trends in the Real Economy

Rob Dobson, Senior Economist. Markit Economics

The Scale of Chinese Investment Potential

Dr Gerard Lyons, Chief Economist, Standard Chartered Bank

The European Sovereign Debt Crisis and the Future of the Euro

Dr Peter Bekx, Director,
International Economic & Financial Relations,
European Commission

Management of Natural Resource Sovereign Wealth

Dr Tom Fearnley, Investment Director,
Norwegian Ministry of Finance

China Investment Corporation – investment strategies

Jin Liqun, Chairman of Supervisory Board,
China Investment Corporation (invited)

SWF Risk Management – the Alaska Permanent Fund

Max Giolitti, Director of Risk Allocation, Wurts Associates

The New Economic Policy – Russia’s use of SWFs

Ben Aris, Editor, BNE

Why SWFs are more important after – than they were before – the crisis

Gavin Kretzschmaar, University of Edinburgh Business School

Internal & External Regulatory Environments

Dr. Efraim Chalamish, New York University

Attracting FDI: global comparisons

Courtney Fingar, Editor, FDI Magazine

The Edinburgh Dialogue will conclude with a discussion of
Edinburgh’s role as a centre of international finance & innovation

Registration from 08:00, conference commences 09:00, concludes 16:00 (approximately).

Speakers and times subject to change.
The organisers reserve the right of acceptance and must be notified in advance of attendance.


Delegate Registration (Per Person)
£150.00 (non vatable)


Scottish Development International
University of Edinburgh Business School
Scottish Financial Enterprise
Standard Chartered


Media Partners

Further Information

Contact Paul Forrest, Sovereign Wealth Focus

Sovereign Wealth Focus supports
the Snow Leopard Trust.

The Edinburgh Dialogue