About GAAI

Current membership of GAAI includes over 400 institutions from Europe, the United States and Canada, Latin America, the United Kingdom, the Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and Japan. Member institutions include sovereign wealth funds, corporate pension plans, government pension plans, insurance companies, single family private wealth offices, endowments and foundations. GAAI hold two meetings each year – in London each May, and in Boston each October.

Previous speakers have included politicians and academics, such as:

Barry Eichengreen, Senior Policy Advisor, International Monetary Fund

David Miliband, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, United Kingdom

Dick Cheney, Vice President of the United States (2001-2009)

Henry Kissinger, former US Secretary of State

John Major, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1990-97.

Jacques Attali, President Nicholas Sarkozy’s Economic Reform Commission

Larry Summers, President Obama’s National Economic Council 2009-10.

Martin Feldstein, President Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisor

Myron Scholes, Stanford University

Niall Ferguson, Harvard University

Paul Martin, Prime Minister of Canada 2003-06

Raghuram Rajan, Chief Economist, International Monetary Fund 2003-07

GAAI started as an informal association in 2008, and over the last three years has gained significant recognition in the plan sponsor community.