In recent years, the acceleration of global capital movements and the extensive growth in state real and financial assets among both developed and emerging countries has resulted in the proliferation of state-owned investment vehicles and the expanded role of the state as an institutional investor. This dramatic expansion of sovereign wealth justifiably draws the attention of governments and their regulators, multilateral institutions, global financial services firms, other institutional investors, and academics. SovereigNet's mission is to promote understanding of the influences and impacts of sovereign wealth on the political, economic and financial management of countries and in global capital markets. Our objective is to develop tools to analyze and enhance public policy related to sovereign investment vehicles in both national and global financial contexts, while also working to improve the governance and investment and risk management practices of sovereign investors.
We are a global network for policy research and analysis that brings together leading practitioners and researchers to study the multi-impact role of the state as investor. We effectively bridge the intersection of international political economy and global capital to mitigate political and economic risk, enhance investment analysis and decision-making, and improve institutional governance. Our research illuminates the role and implications of the sovereign as investor to promote improved public policy and international legal frameworks related to sovereign investment and facilitate private-sector participation and engagement.
SovereigNet, The Fletcher Network for Sovereign Wealth and Global Capital is a key initiative of Fletcher's Institute for Business in the Global Context (IBGC).
IBGC connects the world of business to the world. It is the hub for international business at The Fletcher School, the oldest exclusively graduate school of international affairs in the US. The Institute takes an inter-disciplinary and international approach, preparing global leaders who can cross borders of many kinds and integrate business skills and training with essential contextual intelligence. The Institute is organized around three core activities—education, research and dialogue. The Master of International Business degree and executive education offerings, coupled with original research in the areas of inclusive growth, innovation and global capital flows facilitate vibrant conferences, symposia and speaker dialogues.
To learn more, visit us at: http://www.fletcher.tufts.edu/ibgc
Follow us on Twitter: @IBGC_Fletcher