SovereigNET - Fletcher Network for Sovereign Wealth and Global Capital

Student Involvement

For Fletcher School students interested in the work of SovereigNET, there are plenty of ways to get involved!

CFA Challenge

The CFA Challenge is an annual global competition that provides university students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis. Fletcher's inaugural team in the challenge consisted of four Fletcher students, Chris Dunn, Braden Weinstock, David Vercoutere, and Drew Zoller. Under the guidance of a faculty adviser and industry mentor -- SovereigNET Co-Head Patrick Schena and Affiliate Vitaly Veksler, respectively -- the team advanced through the opening stages and into the presentation round of the challenge.

Research Opportunities

With widespread global reach, SovereigNET is constantly on the cutting edge of research. Many Affiliates across numerous disciplines are looking for help in their research or willing to lend the expertise to Fletcher students with a profound interest in their work. A worldwide network of brilliant scholars is right at you fingertips.

For more information contact Agnes Hatley:


Students are always welcome at events put on by SovereigNET and the Institute for Business in the Global Context, including conferences, symposia, on-campus speaker series events and others! Stay tuned for upcoming events:

Hosted by K&L Gates in partnership with SovereigNET, this second annual symposium will examine the burgeoning gap between global infrastructure needs and funding sources and the role of sovereign wealth funds, government pension funds, and other institutional investors in bridging that gap. The event was held October 2014 at the K&L Gates offices in Washington D.C. Learn more about the event.

Each academic year, the IBGC Speaker Series hosts a number of high profile lectures and events featuring a spectrum of industry leaders and entrepreneurial visionaries from diverse international business fields to share their experiences, insights, and advice with students and the community at large. Check out this semesters agenda.

Relevant Classes

Each semester, the diverse curriculum at Fletcher includes a number of classes that would be of interest to students looking to get involved in the world of sovereign wealth and global capital. In the Fall 2014 semester these are some of those classes: