Sovereign wealth funds were most active in the technology (25% of deals), services (18%) and life sciences (17.6%) sectors, according to the 2020 Sovereign Wealth Funds Report by IE University and ICEX-Invest in Spain
There were 95 active sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) managing more than $9 trillion of assets for the first time, an 8% increase over the previous year.
The sectors in which SWFs were most active were technology, with 25% of deals; services (18%) and life sciences (17.6%), according to the latest 2020 Sovereign Wealth Funds Report, drawn up by IE University’s Center for the Governance of Change, in partnership with ICEX-Invest in Spain and presented today. The report analyzes 165 deals worth $43 billion. The USA, UAE, China, India and Mexico accounted for the largest share of sovereign investment in the period under study.
According to its authors, the period showed a recovery in infrastructure, linked to natural gas, transport and telecommunications, following a detailed analysis of the 42 industries in which investments were made. The interest in real estate also continued, with strong investment in the industrial segment (warehouses, logistics centers and industrial premises), together with counter-cyclical investment in offices and hotels, both pre- and post-pandemic, which are proving highly lucrative for long-term investors.
03 Mar 2021Events
Isabel Díaz Ayuso presents the open line against hyper-regulation at the South Summit Governing Council, at IE University
The presentation took place at the South Summit meeting held at IE University today.
01 Mar 2021Entrepreneurship
IE University’s Humanities Week analyzes the impact of art and the humanities on the perception of the world
Students will be able to attend a digital meeting with The Fuzzie and the Techie author Scott Hartley, as well as visit the Marlborough Gallery.
22 Feb 2021Arts & Humanities
Fundación Mapfre and IE University select 27 innovative projects aimed at making the world and people’s lives better
Entrepreneurs will compete for 90,000 euros in prizes and will receive mentoring to reach potential investors.
18 Feb 2021Scholarships, Awards & Contests
IE University to promote social and environmental impact projects in 2021, in line with the United Nations SDGs
IE University will increase the percentage of hours students, faculty, and staff work on initiatives that have a positive impact on society by 25%.
17 Feb 2021On Campus
IE University Announces Gurus and Griots Fellowship for African and Afro-descendent Leaders
The yearlong program aims to attract African and Afro-descendent leaders in business, policy, and academia.
Applications are now open for IE University’s premier Gurus and Griots fellowship program, a selective, cohort-based fellowship hosted by the IE Africa Center that puts African and Afro-descendent leaders front and center as educators and representatives of IE University.
The yearlong program – which aims to attract African and Afro-descendent leaders in business, policy, and academia – will address global challenges and help develop and showcase the unique perspectives of the fellows, incorporating their work into the IE University ecosystem. The group of fellows will be divided into practitioners – the gurus with influential ideas or business theories – and academic innovators – the griots who focus on scholarly research and take their name from Africa’s storytellers, poets, and musicians, who known to carry a wealth of tradition.
04 Feb 2021Scholarships, Awards & Contests
IE University will inaugurate the IE Tower in September 2021 to promote education as key to sustainable development
With a capacity for 6,000 students, IE Tower will boost the economic growth of northern Madrid.
21 Jan 2021On Campus
South Summit and IE University will organize digital meetings to promote the entrepreneurial ecosystem in 2021
Meetings will take place throughout the year in response to the challenges facing the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
20 Jan 2021Events
IE University celebrates the graduation of 600 students hailing from more than 70 countries with astronaut Cady Coleman’s masterclass
The digital immersive event was held from the Aula Magna of the IE University campus in Segovia.
18 Dec 2020On Campus
Technology, sustainability and critical thinking, the focus of IE University’s humanities module
The module, developed by the IE Arts and Humanities Division, has adapted its academic offer.
09 Dec 2020Arts & Humanities
IE University, 25th in the world in Times Higher Education Global Employability Ranking 2020
Global ranking includes data from 250 universities in 43 countries.
19 Nov 2020Scholarships, Awards & Contests
IE University and Amazon boost the digitization of Spanish SMEs with free online training programs
IE University is part of the Amazon Despega programme, an initiative to boost the digitization of more than 50,000 Spanish SMEs after the pandemic.
IE University and Amazon today launched a series of free online training programs, aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises and entrepreneurs interested to launch their business online or expand their knowledge on digital strategy and e-commerce to grow in Spain and internationally. The program is part of the Amazon Despega initiative, which aims to help more than 50,000 SMEs in Spain after the pandemic and will allow small and medium-sized enterprises with little digital experience or those interested in starting their digital journey, to go deeper into different knowledge areas including the development of a business plan, the creation of a marketing strategy, the fundamentals for increasing their online presence, sales management, funding and exports.
12 Nov 2020Scholarships, Awards & Contests