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The association began with 20 corporate pensions and 20 asset managers from the US and Canada. Over the last two decades, 20-20 has evolved into a truly global organization with members representing a wide variety of financial institutions from all corners of the globe.

"Despite our shrinking globe, the act of prospecting for new market intelligence and strong multinational bonds remains a daunting task for institutional investors and asset managers. The 20-20 Association combines outreach, research and relationships into a unique format that fills the brain and soul simultaneously. Their exploratory field trips into frontier and emerging markets come with demanding itineraries, robust agendas of thought leadership, active participation, and ultimately a few meaningful conversations and connections that stick for a lifetime. In today’s environment, it’s rare to find such true and unvarnished access to global leadership, frontier markets and compelling ideas."

Allyson Tucker
CIO, Washington State Investment Board

“In over 20 years of participation for Prudential and SeaBridge, 20-20 has substantially improved my understanding of the complexities of emerging market investing. This is the professional payoff, which is in addition to the warm personal relationships developed with 20-20's top professionals from around the world.”

Garnett Keith
SeaBridge Investment Advisors

“We are delighted with our long-standing membership in the 20-20 Investment Association. We have found its annual meetings to be insightful, delivering an impressive list of speakers covering the current geopolitical economic environment. The annual trips to emerging market countries provide great access to senior management of key sectors and key decision making in an open and engaging format. We look forward to continuing and expanding our partnership with the 20-20 Investment Association and its members.”

Mahmoud Salem
Head of Middle East and Africa Depositary Receipts, BNY Mellon

"The 20-20 Investment Association is the most valuable investment organization to which I belong.  Meetings with heads of state, academics, entrepreneurs, and investors in their home countries have enabled me to make a number of very important portfolio decisions that have both generated significant profits and steered me away from potential investment landmines."

Kathleen Jacobs
CIO, New York University Investment Office
Artisan Partners
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Development Partners International, LLP
Dodge & Cox
Future Fund Board of Guardians
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Lazard Asset Management
Merchant Adventure Investment Advisors, LLC
National Pension Service (Korea)
New York University
Quvat Management Pte Ltd
Schafer Cullen Capital Management
Siguler Guff & Company
Skye Family Office, LLC
State Street Global Advisors
SUN Group
Washington State Investment Board
Wellington Management Company, LLP
Western University (The University of Western Ontario)
William Blair & Company, LLC
Yinhua Fund Management