Imogen T. Liu was invited to speak about the role of Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOEs) as part of the panel, ‘Unpacking the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment’. The online event was held on the 23rd June and hosted by the Centre for Research on Multinational Organisations (SOMO) and the Handel Anders! coalition. In her presentation, Imogen contextualised the role of SOEs in China’s economic governance, the implications of the CAI for SOE governance, and how European societal stakeholders can engage with them in Europe. A recording of the webinar will be made available by SOMO.

Policy paper for the IFSWF

Adam D. Dixon and Imogen T. Liu discuss the future of best practice for sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) as one of three official partners of the 2019 Annual Review of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF). Adam and Imogen were invited to contribute a policy piece for the IFSWF Annual Review, which details the key trends and future directions of SWF practice each year. Titled “The Santiago Principles 2.0: Advancing the Agenda”, the article is a critical assessment of the Santiago Principles, designed to promote good governance, accountability, transparency and investment practices, and that is the cornerstone of the IFSWF. Maastricht University has been recognised as an official partner of the 2019 Annual Review, together with PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Sovereign Investment Lab at Bocconi University. Read the full article here.