Michael Maduell

Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute

Michael J. Maduell is President and Founder of the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute. Michael Maduell is a sought-after intellectual, world traveler, global advisor, and investor. Under his leadership, SWFI has grown dramatically in prestige and global reach. Michael is credited with bringing sovereign wealth funds and public pensions to the forefront of investor and public awareness. A pioneer in financial data, Michael co-invented the Transparency Index for sovereign wealth funds and pensions. Michael’s prolific research and the Institute’s data products have been referenced in thousands of academic papers and respected journals, and been featured in prominent media outlets. Michael has numerous television appearances on channels including CNBC, CNN, BNN, and Bloomberg. Michael previously held roles at Thomson Financial (now part of the London Stock Exchange Group) and the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS).

He received his Master’s in Investment Management and Financial Analysis from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California, and a Bachelor’s in Finance and Risk Management from California State University, Sacramento.