Sven Behrendt is Managing Director of GeoEconomica, a political risk management advisory firm. He has held several positions at the World Economic Forum, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Bertelsmann Center for Applied Policy Research. He has published widely on the rise of sovereign wealth funds in the global financial architecture and other geoeconomic issues. He holds a Ph. D. in International Relations and International Public Law, and a Diploma in Public Policy and Administration from the University of Konstanz, Germany.