Bill Megginson on The Global Impact of Sovereign Wealth Funds as Investors and Development Financiers

From May 29 to 31, 2013, the European Centre for Corporate Engagement (ECCE) of the Maastricht University jointly with the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) hosted a conference on “Financial Globalisation and Sustainable Finance: Implications for Policy and Practice”. The conference was held at USB’s Bellvillepark Campus in Cape Town, South Africa and attended by about 100 participants from academia and practice.

The sessions were anchored by two keynote speakers, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi (CON), Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and Bill Megginson, Rainbolt Chair in Finance at the University of Oklahoma’s Michael F. Price College of Business.

William L. Megginson is Professor and Rainbolt Chair in Finance at the University of Oklahoma. From 2002 to 2007, he was a voting member of the Italian Ministry of Economics and Finance’s Global Advisory Committee on Privatization. In addition, he has served as a privatization consultant for the New York Stock Exchange, the OECD, the IMF, the World Federation of Exchanges, and the World Bank. He has published in top academic journals on a wide range of topics including those which are of direct relevance to the conference: privatisation, sovereign wealth funds, or the role of the government in the private sector.

Click below here to watch the keynote speech, part one and part two.


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